The Obesity Algorithm: Why Weight Management May Be More Important Now Than Ever
April 20, 2020
Obesity-related conditions seem to worsen the effect of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that people with heart disease and diabetes are at higher risk of COVID-19 complications, and the World Obesity Organization predicts that a large percentage of patiients with the coronavirus will have a BMI over 25. Many aspects of patient management can be more difficult in the obese patient, including diagnostic imaging, intubation, positioning, and transport, making it more important than ever for patients and their physicians to prioritize weight management strategies.