Lifestyle diseases and coronavirus - know your numbers to help keep you healthy
DATE: 4 June 2020
AUTHOR: Germiston City News
The most commonly associated comorbidities are hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes and obesity.
As the number of Covid-19 infections increases exponentially, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has expressed concern about the huge risk group of South Africans suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.
Two years ago, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the Medical Research Council described the problem of these non-communicable diseases as an ‘emerging epidemic’.
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