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NOT ALL IS COVID-19!

Posted on 09-03-2021

During this COVID pandemic, it is important to remember to continue to monitor your chronic diseases.  If we keep these already established diseases under control we find ourselves to be in better condition should we become infected with COVID-19.  To achieve this control it is necessary to continue contact with your primary doctor.  Rest assured Hospiten is taking the necessary measures to avoid contagion within our facility and it is up to you to still take care of your health during the pandemic. 

Do you have Diabetes Mellitus or Systemic Arterial Hypertension?  Every 3 months you should have a consultation with a physician and specific laboratory tests:  glucose levels, kidney function, and lipid profile.  These should be checked and, in some situations, the studies are extended according to your particular needs.  As part of your health plan, it is also recommended that you be evaluated by a Nutritionist so that you have a diet appropriate to your conditions. 

Have you already had coronavirus and are now in recovery?  If yes, it is also important to follow up with your doctor.  COVID-19 itself can cause decompensation in chronic diseases, for example, one can experience a lack of glycemic control or a lack of control in the levels of arterial hypertension.  There are even medications that are used as part of the treatment in severe COVID-19 infection that can throw your glucose levels out of control, therefore, strict control of your chronic diseases is essential.  We have also seen that some people may experience a lack of control in their lipid levels.  For those people who have already had a contagion, suffer from chronic diseases, or are of advanced age it is recommended that you also be monitored with blood lab work as well as an updated lipid profile.  

These follow-up visits are individualized according to your personal conditions and current situation.  Hospiten reminds you to maintain your schedule of health visits during the pandemic and to stay as healthy as possible.