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People with cases of pre-existing Non-Communicable diseases are much more susceptible to extreme cases of covid-19. This was revealed by the World Health Organization.

The World Health Organization declares openly that people with cases Non-communicable diseases more susceptible to extreme cases of COVID-19 and reports methods on how to curb it.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has disclosed that people with pre-existing cases of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are more likely to be susceptible to becoming extremely ill with the coronavirus disease.

The World Health Organization revealed this information in a statement made by the UN health agency on its twitter handle on Thursday, September 24, 2020.

The tweet which was made by the World Health Organization says “#DYK: People with pre-existing Non-communicable diseases appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severally ill with the #COVD19 disease.

#PhysicalDistancing ”

Another tweet says : “We know what the answers are:

Stop tobacco use.

Reduce the harmful use of alcohol.

Cut salt intake.

Consume less sugar.

Increase physical activity.

Eliminate industrial trans-fats.

Treat more people for high blood pressure”-


The World Health Organization, in its statement, pointed out some of those Non-Communicable Diseases and they include:

•Cardiovascular diseases and like hypertension, individuals who have had and are at risk of a heart attack or stroke
•Chronic respiratory disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is a chronic inflammatory living disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs

The World Health Organization Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, revealed that the coronavirus outbreak has indicated why action on NCDs is very vital. He admitted that people with non-communicable diseases are mostly at risk, which is made worse by disruptions to important services.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “The risk has been compounded by disruptions to essential services including diagnosis and treatment of cancer and diabetes and other non-communicable diseases.”

He also made it known that the health services gaps are not barely in treatment and care, as he said all nations still have much more to do to avoid NCDs. He pointed out that too many people are dying from preventable diseases that are mostly preventable.

The WHO boss pointed out that to curb and control these non-communicable diseases, one has to stop the use of tobacco, limit the use of alcohol, cut salt intake, reduce the level of sugar intake, increase physical activity like exercises, eliminate industrial trans-fats, and deal with high blood pressure.

He pointed out that all these interventions are part of WHO’s best buys in a set of 16 most attractive ways to save lives and save money.


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