2 Oct. 2023 – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teera Worathanarat, Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University The Facebook post states that Zhang V and colleagues from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, USA. The study results were published in the Medical Journal of Hypertension in August 2023. They studied a group of 45,398 people infected with COVID-19 (from March 2020 to August 2022) and a group of 13,864 people infected with influenza (from January 2018 to August 2022), both populations had no previous history of high blood pressure.
From the follow-up after 6 months of infection, it was found that the group infected with COVID-19 Of those who were sick enough to be hospitalized, 20.6% were found to have high blood pressure. and those who are infected but do not need to be hospitalized It was found that approximately 11% had high blood pressure.
If compared with the group infected with influenza, it was found that the group of COVID-19 patients Until having to stay in the hospital, there is a 2.23 times greater risk of developing high blood pressure problems, and the COVID-19 infected group that does not require hospital treatment Still had a 1.52 times higher risk of high blood pressure than the influenza group. The results of this study highlight the importance of taking regular precautions. Each infection carries a risk of becoming sick, severely ill, dying, and at risk of Long COVID or chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
Protect yourself from infection. or not re-infected It is always best to wear a mask correctly while going out for daily life. It is important for people who have been infected before. You should check your health regularly. Diabetic screening and high blood pressure It is something that should be done. Transition period like this lasts for years. Relying on correct academic principles as a compass in living life, patience, mindfulness, carelessness, being aware of the situation, paying attention to health are spells that protect us to have well-being and safety in life.
References Incidence of New-Onset Hypertension Post–COVID-19: Comparison With Influenza. Hypertension. 21 August 2023.