Rinat Akhmetov Foundation Project “Ask the Doctor”: Expert Opinion on Coronavirus

Rinat Akhmetov Foundation continues the cycle of live broadcasts within the online project “Ask the Doctor”, where leading medical specialists talk about overcoming COVID-19 and its consequences. “Ask the Doctor” are weekly online meetings with leading immunologists, anesthesiologists, infectious disease specialists who reliably and easily tell about the symptoms of coronavirus, drugs that are prescribed to patients with confirmed COVID-19, about the nutrition habits of patients, the latest global trends in treatment and about many other things.

– The epidemic continues, and people’s anxiety for themselves and their loved ones is only growing. How to protect your life and health? “Ask the doctor” is clear answers to difficult questions. During live broadcasts on the Foundation’s digital platforms, anyone can ask about various aspects of the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 and get a clear, reasoned answer that can be trusted,” said Yulia Yershova, Communications Director of the Foundation.

The next project expert was the head of the department of anesthesiology and intensive care at the Institute of Neurosurgery named after A.P. Romadanov of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Associate Professor of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care of the National University of Health of Ukraine Maksim Pilipenko. He talked about how nutrition plays a special role for people who have problems with blood pressure.

– There are such traditional recommendations when it is necessary to consume less salt. However, it depends on the human body. Therefore, the main thing is calories. The most dangerous “poison” is fructose, which is added to a lot. This is something artificial and cheaper than natural glucose, – explained the expert.

Maksim Pilipenko also told how coronavirus affects the duration of blood clotting, which can damage the work of the human heart.

– The body most often determines how much fluid to drink. If you are thirsty, then even with the coronavirus, you can drink as much tea, for example, as your body requires. However, you should not drink a lot of sugary drinks that make you thirsty. The main thing is to find a balance between the desire of the body and its correct restoration, – explained the doctor.

“Ask the Doctor” is being implemented under the “Fighting COVID-19 in Ukraine” project. It is the largest, systemic and large-scale private initiative aimed at helping public health facilities. More than 200 000 units of personal protective equipment and consumables, 337 000 express tests and more than 200 ultramodern ventilators have already been transferred to hospitals in different regions.

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