(ORDO NEWS) — Everyone has long known that the consequences of coronavirus infection for each individual can be radically different. Someone will need artificial ventilation of the lungs, and someone will not even know that he is sick, since the only symptoms are a runny nose. An infectious disease doctor of the highest category told why this is happening.
Svetlana Kunitsyna, who works at the Kryvyi Rih hospital (Ukraine), noted that a different reaction is observed for absolutely any disease, not only for coronavirus. It’s all about the immunity of people. So, for example, one person with pneumonia goes to the hospital, and another carries everything on his feet, swallowing pills.
In Ukraine, there is not the most “aggressive” strain of the virus, which is characterized mainly by a mild course of the disease. Of course, there are severe forms, but there are not as many of them as in Europe.
The course of the disease no longer depends on the microorganism but on the macroorganism. Why are older people at risk? Because they, as a rule, always have a whole list of other diseases, moreover, chronic somatic ones. The coronavirus affects many organs, but the respiratory and cardiovascular systems are most affected. The heart of weakened people is not able to withstand the load. Also, with age, the immune system weakens significantly, the body is not able to fight serious diseases. A common cold becomes a real test for him.
Young people may have diabetes mellitus, rheumatism, endocrine diseases. They affect the course of coronavirus infection. From the foregoing, it follows that the state of the body during illness depends on chronic diseases, age and human immunity.
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