The risk of severe COVID -19 increases with age and weight, is higher in men, and may be increased due to deterioration of health resulting from the existing comorbidities.
Researchers from the Medical University of Bialystok, on the basis of medical data collected from over a thousand Polish patients, have developed a simple tool that allows everyone to compare the level of their risk of severe COVID -19 in comparison to a 20-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man with normal body weight.
The online calculator is below the article.
The results presented by the calculator are for educational purposes only and do not replace a medical consultation or constitute the basis for making clinical decisions. The system does not save the entered data.
Remember that vaccinations protect against severe COVID-19, regardless of age and body weight
How to take care of your safety and health
Get vaccinated, because vaccination significantly reduces the risk of getting seriously ill with COVID -19. If you are vaccinated, remember to take a booster dose.
Take care of your good shape and immunity:
- maintain a healthy body weight and provide the body with the right nutrients to support your immunity: Choose a healthy diet. Use with the National Health Fund Diet portal
- give yourself at least 250 minutes of exercise every week: Move, it’s healthy
- check yourself regularly: if you are over 40, order an e-referral for tests tailored to your health condition.