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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Monday, August 31, 2020

covid 19-this puts you at risk if you get the infection


now i definitely dont have this risk factor but i do have at least two of them
i am 70 and i have high blood pressure but im not on meds for it right now since my blood pressure is normal since ive lost weight

if you plug in your height and your weight into this nih bmi calculator linked here you can see what your body mass index is

if your bmi calculates 30 or above then you are considered obese
if you are 6 ft and weigh 225 lbs then your bmi is 30
you are considered obese
you are in the high risk category of dying if you get the covid 19 infection

also folks with obesity also tend to have other diseases that makes things worse
hypertension heart disease diabetes kidney disease sleep apnea respiratory issues lower immune response etc

if you add those to the risk factors for dying from covid 19 then the percentages go up

being obese when you get the covid 19 infections increases your chances of dying by 50%

its also possible obese folks will not respond as well to the vaccine when it arrives since they tend to have a blunted immune response

we now have lost 182000+ americans so far

by election time that number will reach 200,000+
something we americans shouldnt be very proud of i might add
we should be leading the world in other things

now might be a good time to go on that diet if you are overweight
loose weight
wear a mask
keep a safe distance from others
avoid large groups
wash your hands frequently and or use hand sanitizer a lot

be safe

the organicgreen doctor

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