What Are The Severe Symptoms Of COVID-19, And Who Is More Prone?

Other DiseasesBy Onlymyhealth editorial teamJul 29, 2020

COVID-19 affects different people differently. As per the Centre For Disease Control And Prevention, anyone can experience mild to severe symptoms of COVID-19, but elders or those with pre-existing heart and lung conditions, or even diabetes are more prone to severe symptoms. COVID-19 continues to surprise with a variety of symptoms, leading to the need for extra care and caution during this time. One must know that exercising necessary precautions is a must like maintaining social distancing, wearing a mask, using a hand sanitiser and staying indoors as much as possible for complete safety and security from virus transmission.

This video throws light on how COVID-19 displays different symptoms, especially severe ones in those with pre-existing health conditions. Those suffering from diabetes, heart conditions and lung issues should be more careful as there are more chances for them to get COVID-19. Some symptoms of COVID-19 are categorised under the ‘severe’ category, as told by Dr Manoj Goel, Pulmonologist, Fortis Hospital. Those symptoms are:

  • Persistent pain in the chest
  • Slurred speech
  • Extreme weakness

Dr Goel explains in this video as to how essential it is for those experiences such symptoms to get immediate medical attention. Watch this video for more details.

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