Adverse Effects of COVID-19 in Patients with Age Associated Diseases: A Mini Review
Humaira Niamat*, Afeefa Chaudhry
The world is currently suffering from a pandemic called COVID- 19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 extreme acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, first identified on December 31, 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. In this review, the main focus is on the individuals infected with coronavirus while suffering from various age associated diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and coronary heart diseases. The risk of complications such as Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome and multi-organ failure is higher for coronavirus patients with diabetes. Depending on the global region, 2050% of patients who were COVID positive had diabetes. Moreover, 30% of the COVID-19 patients were found with hypertension. Among COVID patients of age 50 and above, hypertension was observed as one of the most common comorbidities with increased rate of hospitalization and death. This short review highlights the basics of corona viruses, focusing on COVID-19 as well as their effects on people with age associated diseases.