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There’s a link between gut health and COVID-19

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Poor gut health could put you at risk of more severe outcomes if you get COVID-19.A review recently published in the online journal M Bio found those who had more severe COVID-19 cases tended to also have gastro-intestinal symptoms.The review theorizes an altered gut micro-biome could allow COVID-19 to spread to more organ faster. It could be an underlying factor in known risk factors like chronic disease.Mercy Medical Center Dr. Elinor Zhou says there are gastrointestinal symptoms involved in COVID-19.”The microbiome is the natural micro-organisms in your gut. If that is altered, people have found that you are more predisposed to COVID-19 because the microbiome acts as part of your immune system,” Zhou said.If you alter the gut, it’s then easier for the virus to find its way into the immune system.​

Poor gut health could put you at risk of more severe outcomes if you get COVID-19.

A review recently published in the online journal M Bio found those who had more severe COVID-19 cases tended to also have gastro-intestinal symptoms.

The review theorizes an altered gut micro-biome could allow COVID-19 to spread to more organ faster. It could be an underlying factor in known risk factors like chronic disease.

Mercy Medical Center Dr. Elinor Zhou says there are gastrointestinal symptoms involved in COVID-19.

“The microbiome is the natural micro-organisms in your gut. If that is altered, people have found that you are more predisposed to COVID-19 because the microbiome acts as part of your immune system,” Zhou said.

If you alter the gut, it’s then easier for the virus to find its way into the immune system.

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