COVID-19 stands for "coronavirus disease 2019." It is caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. The virus first appeared in late 2019 and quickly spread around the world.
People with COVID-19 can have fever, cough, trouble breathing, and other symptoms. Problems with breathing happen when the infection affects the lungs and causes pneumonia.
Most people who get COVID-19 will not get severely ill. But some do.
High blood pressure (also referred to as HBP, or hypertension) is when your blood pressure, the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high (Greater than 130/80 per the American Heart Association guideline).
Diabetes is a disorder that disrupts the way your body processes sugar with the help of insulin.
Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your blood.
With high cholesterol, you can develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits grow, making it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries. Sometimes, those deposits can break suddenly and form a clot that causes a heart attack or stroke.
Tobacco is the #1 Preventable Cause of Death