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Are those with PMDD considered at higher risk of getting the coronavirus?
Are those with PMDD considered at higher risk of getting the coronavirus?

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Written by IAPMD
Updated over a week ago

It is important for you and your family to follow the safety guidelines as set out by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Coronavirus here:

Having PMDD would not put you at a higher risk of viruses, unless it makes you very run-down, which could lower your immune system. It is important to look after your general health to boost your immune system.

Healthy ways to strengthen your immune system

  • Don't smoke.

  • Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables.

  • Exercise regularly.

  • Maintain a healthy weight.

  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.

  • Get adequate sleep.

  • Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.

When the media speak about those with 'pre-existing conditions' being more at risk, they are usually referring to conditions that compromise your immune system itself. 

If you have other existing conditions and are concerned you can call 111 if you are in the UK or your health care provider if you are elsewhere.

Read 'Coping with Coronavirus & PMDD' written by IAPMD Clinical Advisory Board member, Dr Liisa Hantsoo:

The IAPMD Board of Directors approved the following position statement on the coronavirus pandemic. The position statement will be used to guide IAPMD’s programming and messaging as it relates to the pandemic and COVID-19:

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