Advice To Be Prepared For The Second Wave Of COVID-19
Are you prepared for the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic?
Dr. Robert Posner, a world-renowned weight-loss researcher and medical doctor who founded the Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Program, offers preparedness advice.
As the country begins to open back up following the pandemic, some experts are warning that there will be a second wave of COVID-19. It is important for people to take measures to help protect their health from the deadly virus, as well as other harmful diseases.
One thing people can do to help protect them from such harmful situations is to lose and maintain a healthy weight. In fact, according to a study published in the April 2020 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the top comorbidities that hospitalized COVID-19 patients had in the New York City area were hypertension, obesity and diabetes.
“We know that obesity plays an important role in recovery when it comes to COVID-19,” Dr. Robert “Bob” Posner explains.
“By losing weight, you will be able to address those risks, as well as the ones associated with hypertension and diabetes. Right now, people should be taking measures to get their weight under control, so they are better prepared for a second wave of COVID-19.”
According to a study published in the May 2020 issue of the journal Cell Metabolism, diabetes status increased the need for medical interventions and the mortality risk of patients with COVID-19. The study looked at over 7,300 COVID-19 patients, with and without diabetes, and found that well-controlled blood glucose correlated with improved outcomes in infected patients.
While many people realize that obesity increases one’s risks with a host of health problems, many people still struggle with the ability to manage their weight. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 42% of adults in the country are considered obese, which is having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 30.
Dr. Posner has spent years helping thousands of people lose weight by addressing the root cause of the problem.
To help people get healthy, Dr. Posner has been providing free webinars every two weeks. These webinars focus on helping people look at weight control in a positive way, and find the deep-seated causes for why they struggle in the first place. The webinars are not political in nature, avoid tactics to scare people, and instead focus on uplifting viewers and guiding them toward healthier lifestyles.
“Many people think that losing weight is just about deprivation, but it’s really not,” Dr. Posner adds.
“There is a root issue that must be addressed if the person wants to be successful with their weight loss efforts. Those who want to prepare for the second wave of COVID-19 should start exploring the root cause of their weight problems and take them on without delay.”
Dr. Posner created his doctor-supervised weight loss program because he believes that discipline is not the reason why people are unable to lose weight. Carbohydrate cravings, combined with anxiety and stress-related eating, are the reason people have weight problems. They are all systems of physiological irregularity in the brain known as serotonin imbalance.
He created the Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Program based on this science, providing patients with a Food and Drug Administration-approved appetite suppressant, called phentermine, to help curb the hunger pangs.