Updated: Apr 3, 2020
Are Weight-loss Surgery patients at greater risk for the Covid-19 Virus? Bariatric patients, both pre and post-op surgery, are definitely at risk. We have a 40% Obesity rate in America. With that comes serious health risks. Some comorbidities are diabetes, high blood pressure, shortness of breath, sleep apnea, and much more!
Let's face it; I can go into deep depth about all the Covid-19 facts, numbers, and predictions. But, I am choosing to write about what I feel will be beneficial to you at this crucial time. Panic and fear are not suitable for anyone.
COVID-19 is a Disease, Not a Virus
The actual Virus is technically named SARS-CoV-2
At this time, there is 'NO' immunity to it.
The way your body develops immunity to a virus is you have to be exposed. Only then do you build antibodies and have the ability to ward it off. The below is an excellent 📹 video for you:
Bariatric Weight loss surgeries will be canceled ❌because they are deemed 'Elective Procedures.'