Obesity patients have a high risk of coronavirus, beware!

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Emphasizing that obesity is the hidden danger in the corona epidemic, VM Medical Park Ankara Hospital General Surgery Specialist, Obesity and Metabolic Surgeon Assoc. Dr. Honorary Grows, “The Covid-19 epidemic paves the way for obesity, and obesity weakens the body’s defense system against Covid-19 disease and prepares the ground for a severe Covid-19 disease”said.

Obesity (obesity) and its accompanying chronic diseases are defined as the impending hidden danger for humanity all over the world in the Covid-19 epidemic. Experts emphasize that while obesity has become the biggest problem of the whole world recently, with the addition of the Covid-19 epidemic, the number of obese people has increased even more due to the fact that people are closed to their homes due to isolation rules.

General Surgery Specialist Assoc. Dr. Fahri Yetişir said, “With the increase in obesity, many serious diseases such as diabetes, cholesterol disorder, high blood pressure, some cancer diseases, stroke, impotence and heart disease have also increased.”

Beware of malnutrition and sedentary life!

Stating that in order to seriously combat obesity, it is necessary to know the factors of obesity very well, Obesity and Metabolic Surgeon Assoc. Dr. Fahri Yetişir explained these as follows:

“As we all know, the first factor of obesity is malnutrition. Excessive nutrition with foods with low nutritional value, poor vitamin and mineral content and high calorie foods. The second factor is a sedentary life, that is, the daily amount of movement is less. With the introduction of the Covid-19 epidemic into our lives, these two factors affected all people badly.”

Stating that people are involuntarily imprisoned in their homes due to isolation rules, Assoc. Dr. Fahri Yetişir stated that this situation significantly reduced the amount of movement of people. Assoc. Dr. Fahri Yetişir said, “During the Covid process, a wide variety of dishes, breads and desserts were made and consumed in different mixtures and flavors. This has returned to people’s lives as excess weight,” he said.

OBESITY LOWERS IMMUNITY AGAINST COVID

Assoc. Dr. Fahri Yetişir made the following warnings:

“As we all know, having a chronic disease also weakens the body’s defense system against Covid-19 disease. Morbidly obese patients are much more likely to get Covid-19 disease and have a severe illness than other people. As it can be understood from here, the Covid-19 epidemic paves the way for obesity, and obesity weakens the body’s defense system against Covid-19 disease and prepares the ground for a severe Covid-19 disease.

WE ARE THE FIRST IN EUROPE IN OBESITY RATE

Noting that our country is in the first place in Europe with a 30.3% obese population, according to the 2010 data of the Ministry of Health, Assoc. Dr. Prof. Dr. Fahri Yetişir underlined the need for a stable fight to eliminate obesity and its causes. Dr. Fahri Yetişir said, “Patients with a body mass index over 40, who cannot lose weight with diet and exercise, can be taken into surgery if there is no problem for the operation after a detailed research and then the examination of our obesity team. During and after the surgery preparation, maximum isolation rules against Covid-19 disease are followed and all patients are tested for Covid 19 before surgery.

Underlining that obesity is not just a formal problem as most people think, on the contrary, it is a serious health problem that brings with it many chronic serious diseases. Dr. Fahri Yetişir suggested, “We need to be more serious and persistent in the fight against obesity, which is the main enemy of our health.”

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