A medical study conducted by Ras Al Khaimah Hospital revealed that obesity is one of the main risk factors that lead to severe complications in people with Covid-19 disease, as weight gain causes poor immune system function, and the probability of hospitalization due to Corona can be tripled compared to a person with Perfect weight.
The Chief Health Officer at Ras Al Khaimah Hospital, Professor Adrian Kennedy, explained that a study on health and lifestyle conducted by the hospital’s health team in Ras Al Khaimah revealed that more than 62% of the population of Ras Al Khaimah suffer from overweight, while 51% of them follow a diet regimen. Nutritionally unbalanced.
He added that the percentage of people who follow a sedentary lifestyle amounted to 26%, while 68% suffer from one or more chronic diseases, and pointed out that these statistics made Ras Al Khaimah Hospital organize a virtual seminar as part of the rehabilitation program for those infected with Covid-19, as the initiative represents an opportunity to improve the lives of those infected with Covid-19. Patients who recover from COVID-19 with long-term symptoms of the disease.
The Executive Director of Ras Al Khaimah Hospital, Dr. Reda Seddiqi, indicated that weight gain is linked to a weak immune system function and can triple the likelihood of admission to hospital due to infection, as obese people with long-term symptoms of Covid disease need longer recovery periods. .
He explained that those recovering from Corona face difficulty in dealing with their chronic conditions, however, there are many solutions available to overcome this, including the correct medical instructions and appropriate methods that can reduce risks and speed up the person’s return to his normal life.
And the consultant of internal medicine and kidney diseases at Ras Al Khaimah Hospital, Dr. Al-Hadi Al-Tayeb Abbas, stated that obesity causes and exacerbates heart diseases, diabetes, arthritis, asthma and depression, and has a pivotal role in Covid-19 disease and most other diseases, and he pointed out that Ras Al Khaimah Hospital will hold a free virtual seminar. Next Saturday from 11 am to 12:00 pm, it will provide long-term Covid patients with a full explanation of the factors that cause obesity, the effect of obesity on the body, and effective strategies that can help them lose weight and return to their normal lives faster. Experts will also address the relationship between obesity and COVID-19 and its impact on chronic diseases, and provide important tips for addressing these aspects of health