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I'm Very Scared Studies Including New One From The CDC Report Higher Severe Cases & Deaths From Coronavirus With High Blood Pressure!
I'm very scared because I read studies in online medical journals and in National Geographic which was reposted in an MSN article that said that in China and Italy the highest % of people who died with Coronavirus also had at least one pre-existing health condition and they found that high blood pressure was the number one health condition!
Web MD,Coronavirus And High Blood Pressure 76% Of People Who Died From It Had High Blood Pressure!
World Health Organization Says People With High Blood Pressure etc Develop More Serious Cases Of Coronavirus Than Other people who get it!
I was very scared until I read a more reassuring NPR article that said that if your young and healthy( they didn't say what is considered young,under 60,under 65,under 55?) and just have high blood pressure as 1 out of 3 Americans do,it's not that much of a risk factor,
But I just read a brand new study today by the Center For Disease Control from just yesterday reporting that 90% Of Hospitalized Patients With Coronavirus Had At Least 1 Health Condition And High Blood Pressure Is # 1 With 49.7% Over Even Lung Disease ( and Coronavirus is a lung disease!),Diabetes And Heart Disease!
I just turned 55 on April first and I never had high blood pressure until a year and a half ago,so I'm really terrified of getting Coronavirus.I haven't been out of my apartment in a store since March 11.but I can't literally stay in until August.I'm on blood pressure medicine that keeps my blood pressure normal most of the time,but worrying about this isn't doing my blood pressure or health in general any good.
Every other day the number of Coronavirus cases increases in my exact zip code,it was only 14 at the end of March,and the other day it was 137,now it's 160!
If anyone can respond with some advice or even possible reassurance I really would appreciate it.
AHAASAKatie, April 10, 2020 8:40am EST
Good morning, I am so sorry that you feel so alone and scared. Please know that we are all in this together. I can share the extensive AHA COVID-19 resources. And, we have a lot of members on the site who are experiencing the same concerns you are. I urge you to read through all of the condition pages and share your thoughts with everyone else.
Please know that we are here and we understand, want to listen to help each other through this time.
arogya, April 10, 2020 1:53pm EST
Here's an article from American Journal of Hypertension.
Topazthecat, April 10, 2020 2:40pm EST
Thank you both for your replies and references,now there are 174 Coronavirus cases in my exact zip code up from 160 just 1 day before!
Topazthecat, April 10, 2020 2:48pm EST
For some mysterious reason I never get the regular flu even though I have never gotten a flu vaccine, I haven't had the flu in over 40 years since I was a kid, I get very bad colds though every 2-3 years and I always get the same severe bad symptoms since I was a child, first a very painful sore throat,that before taking zinc lozenges right away as soon as the sore throat begins, used to last 4 days instead of 2. Even before it stuffs up my nose,I have no smell and then no taste of foods.
There are 100's of different but similar cold viruses,but I always get the same exact bad symptoms but I recently spoke with an immunologist at my city's health department who finally gave me an explanation that no doctor or nurse ever did,she said it's not the cold virus that is causing my bad symptoms but my immune system's response to the cold virus. So you can imagine how badly my immune system would respond to this Coronavirus,and I read a CNN news article about why some younger people are dying from Coronavirus including some without any pre-existing medical conditions,and it said that they had a stronger reaction from their immune system because everybody's immune system is different.
Every single time with a common cold, when my sore throat goes away it goes to my nose and I get such a bad stuffed nose that even Sudafed doesn't help and then I can't sleep so my resistance is and stays low,and I can't get rid of the cold for about 2 and a 1/2 weeks.
I have always used hand sanitizers when out,and wash my hands and only bathe with anti-bacterial soaps,and never touch my face when out either but I still get them anyway. When I was 28 I had a stomach virus and the very good,very nice doctor said when I told her that I often wash my hands with anti-bacterial soap,she said this can help but sometimes the germs and viruses are in the air and you can't prevent from getting them.
The Cornovirus Can Live In The Freezer For 2 Years!
Coronavirus Lives For Hours In Air Particles And Days On Surfaces New Study Says!
This is what I have been so scared about all along,especially it living in the air for long periods of time!
Researchers found the virus was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper and up to 24 hours on carboard.
arogya, April 11, 2020 9:19am EST
Thanks for sharing your research.
I'm doing a few things to boost my immunity -
1. Raw garlic every day
2. Turmeric +pepper on salad
3. Steam inahalation at least once a week
4. Salt water gargling once a day
#3 & 4 are highly under-rated.
Topazthecat, April 12, 2020 6:41pm EST
Arogya, you're welcome but the research is terrifying.
Topazthecat, April 13, 2020 1:40am EST
In Louisiana the highest % of African Americans who died of Coronavirus who had high blood pressure is 66.4 %! More African Americans are dying from the virus around the country,I'm white but this % is another scary report of higher death rates of people who have high blood pressure above all other conditions including cancer,heart disease, diabetes and lung conditions and this is a respiratory virus that attacks and effects the lungs and often causes pneumonia, Italy and China also reported this and most of their population are not Black people.
Topazthecat, April 13, 2020 1:37pm EST
There are now 204 Coronavirus cases in my exact zip code!
AHAASAKatie, April 13, 2020 2:04pm EST
Topazthecat, I am so sorry to hear this! Please be very safe and take all of the necessary precautions. Do you have a face mask? Can you order in your groceries and supplies? I know from reading your posts that you stay up on the latest news and research. Please know that we are thinking of you! best Katie
Topazthecat, April 13, 2020 2:37pm EST
Thank you very much, no I don't have a face mask, and I don't really have anything to make one with, I can't do laundry now anyway and they say you have to wash your face mask each time you wear it.I'm not going out anywhere anyway and I haven't been in a store since March 11.