A cancer-causing virus that can cause the flu-like symptoms and severe flu-related fatigue in some people is known as coronavirus, but it can also cause other kinds of illnesses, including mild arthritis and asthma.
A new study by a research team from the University of British Columbia has found that people with a high risk of developing this form of coronaviruses also have a high number of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-related chronic obstructions, or COVID-19s.
“The number of COVIDs we’ve identified has gone up in the past five years, and COVID is one of the leading causes of COIDs, and it’s a leading cause of preventable death in this country,” said Dr. Andrew Bailenson, one of three co-authors of the study.
“People who have the high-risk COIDs are more likely to have COVID than the general population.
They’re at higher risk for lung and heart disease, and they’re more likely in older age groups and people who are obese.”
Bailenson is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy at the University.
He is also a member of the Centre for Research in Chronic Disease at the School of Public Health and Social Policy at UBC.
“It’s a bit of a double-edged sword, because we can’t really say that people who have this coronaviral infection are necessarily at higher or lower risk,” he said.
“They have to have an underlying disease, or they have a chronic condition that’s not fully understood.”
The new study looked at data from nearly 5,500 people from the Canadian Centre for Health Information.
It found that more than one-third of people with chronic obstructives had an underlying chronic condition like asthma or COPD.
Bailinson said he was surprised by the findings.
“This is not something we’ve previously seen.
And it’s very exciting to see that we can find that,” he told CBC News.”
That’s a very good result.
I think that is very encouraging, because COVID can cause so many different things.”COVID-20 is linked to serious infections, including pneumonia and bloodstream infections.
People who are infected with COVID often have other complications.
In the study, Bailison said, about one-in-five of people who tested positive for COVID had other chronic illnesses, like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression and schizophrenia.
“We’re talking about chronic health problems that can be associated with these other illnesses,” he added.
“One of the most common of these chronic conditions is heart disease.
People with COPD, people with diabetes, people who smoke.
It’s a huge burden of illness and disability in our society.”
The number and severity of the COVID outbreaks has soared in recent years.
Baitenson said it’s become difficult for people to get to the doctor, especially for those who are older.
“What you can see is, people are not going to get the help they need to be able to get better.
And they are not getting the care they need for COID,” he explained.”COID-19 is a chronic infection.
And so, the longer we keep it alive, the more likely it is that we’re going to see this number of cases and severity increase.”
Baitenson and his colleagues hope their study will be a start.
They plan to do further research to better understand what other COVID infections people have.
“You have to take care of yourself, you have to get treatment,” he noted.
“And we can all contribute to that by taking steps to make sure that we are getting the treatment we need.”
The findings are published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.