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Why Being Overweight Increases Risk of Death From Covid 19

A new study finds obesity makes Covid 19 worse and may lead to deadly blood clots in the lungs. Researchers found obese patients with Covid 19 may have three times the risk of developing a pulmonary embolism.

Twenty-two percent of obese patients with Covid 19 who had cat scans done resulted in pulmonary embolisms.

Inflammatory chemicals increase with obesity and often lead to inflammatory cascade in the arteries resulting in blood clots. This is often referred to as a cytokine storm.

This is a great time to concentrate on improving your health. If you need to help with weight loss, contact the Doctors Clinic at 806-355-8263 or

Gerald M. Parker, D.O. Gerald M. Parker, D.O. Dr. Parker has been practicing as a Doctor of Osteopathy for over 30 years in the Amarillo area. He specializes in treating allergies, atherosclerosis, hormones, pain, obesity, and strokes. Dr. Parker has had ample training in the field of stem cell therapy and completed module I and II workshops by the American Academy of Stem Cell Physicians. He is a member of various organizations, including the American Osteopathic Association, American Osteopathic College of Pain Management and Sclerotherapy, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and American College of Regenerative Medicine. He's received recognition as a Physician of the Year by the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Physician’s Advisory Board and is on Marquis’ “Who’s Who in the World” and “Who’s Who in Medicine” list. Dr. Parker has shared his expertise on TV shows, such as “The Today Show,” and “That’s Incredible.”

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