The worldwide lockdown has changed the lifestyle pattern of the people. COVID-19 has led to many complications in the lives of people and one of them is obesity. People with obesity are more prone to COVID and are worst-affected. Recent studies have shown a rigid mutual relationship between obesity and COVID. You must be aware of the fact that obesity is related to an increased risk as well as the worst effects of contagious diseases with enhanced complications and prolonged illness.

Why are obese people so vulnerable?

People with obesity have a higher rate of pervasiveness for diseases like Type 2 diabetes, renal insufficiency, some type of cancers, heart diseases, hypertension. All these conditions are primary risk factors and contribute to the profoundness of COVID-19. Obesity has a detrimental effect on the immune response of people and their immune systems don’t bounce back to normal even after getting the vaccination. It has been documented that obese people have difficulty in breathing during and long COVID. Also, the dangers of extra kilos are not limited; the mortality rate due to covid in obese people are much higher.

Fatness: A broader picture

The obesity epidemic is a big challenge in the prevention of chronic diseases across the globe. The risk factors associated with the overweight population are myriad and worsening and there is a dire need to understand these factors deeply.

  • Cardiovascular Diseases

Globally, strokes and ischemic heart diseases are the major cause of death. It is a well-known fact that extra weight enhances the chances of getting affected by these heart diseases.

  • Diabetes

Do you know that even in the absence of insulin resistance, excess weight is enough to increase the risk of diabetes in people? Nevertheless, it is not necessary that every obese person will have diabetes, but it has been recorded that 80% of the people who have diabetes are overweight.

  • Mental-Health

You will be surprised to know that excess weight in your midlife increases the chances of getting affected by some fatal neurological disorders like vascular or other types of dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease by 35 and 26% respectively. Being overweight can bring about some functional changes in the parts of the brain and can have a very bad impact on your mental health. Conversely, some medications like anti-depressants and other neurological drugs are the leading cause of obesity.

How can you tackle it?

Not only older people but younger adults have also faced health issues related to obesity during COVID. This is all due to the utmost changes in the lifestyle of people because of the pandemic. There are certain traditional ways by which you can take care of your health in this era of coronavirus pandemic:

  • Opting for healthy eating habits is the most essential part of achieving good health.
  • Regular workouts and exercises are necessary for staying away from those deadly diseases.
  • Taking care of your mental health is the supreme key to pull off great health.
  • Sedentary lifestyle choices make it difficult for people and cause health issues in their lives.

Can Stem Cell Therapy Help?

Apart from these conventional lifestyle choices, another domain that is thriving in the field of science is “Mesenchymal cells”. Administration of mesenchymal cells in the body to regulate the impaired response of the immune system could be one of the solutions to deal with severe obesity. Adipose-derived Mesenchymal cells have anti-inflammatory properties that help in regenerating the damaged tissues of the body and help in combating deadly diseases. Stem cells therapy could help in regenerating the tissues of the lungs and other problems associated with COVID patients with obesity. Adipose-derived Mesenchymal cells treatment is a budding field in science and has been found to be fruitful in dealing with obesity and associated diseases that come with it.

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