How Coronavirus Kills Some People But Not Others - I'm a Lung Doctor (MEDICAL TRUTH)

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How Coronavirus Kills Some People But Not Others - I'm a Lung Doctor (MEDICAL TRUTH)
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Welcome to another video, for those of you who don’t know me, I’m doctor mike Hansen, I am a real doctor who specializes in pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, and internal medicine.

When I’m not working in the hospital or pulmonary clinic, I’m at home working on making these videos for you, to deliver you accurate medical expertise, to the best of my ability (especially during this pandemic).

This virus, we know, is mainly transmitted by respiratory droplets, and through contact, by getting into our mucosa, like our mouth, nose, and eyes. Although less common, it also can be transmitted through aerosol, meaning airborne. Most likely when you have people in an enclosed space, such as an elevator, and someone sneezes or coughs without covering their mouths, and someone else can inhale it in.

This virus attaches to cells in our body by this ACE2 receptor. This ACE2 receptor is only located on certain cells in our body. It's on our tongue, in our nose, back of the throat, and in our lungs. Specifically, within the lungs, it's only located on our type II alveolar cells.

We know that ARDS develops in about 4 to 5% of COVID-19 patients. And of all the people who get COVID19, the mortality rate is around 1 to 2%. So why do some COVID-19 patients get ARDS, and why do some die? There are different reasons, and let's talk about them. It could be one of these reasons, but more likely it’s a combination of these reasons.

1) The virus only gains entry into our cells that express the ACE2 receptor. They are located in multiple sites. Besides being in the lung, they’re in your mouth, nose, throat, stomach, small intestine, colon, skin, lymph nodes, thymus, bone marrow, spleen, liver, kidney, brain, and testes.

2) It makes sense that if the virus only gets into your mouth or nose or throat, but not the lungs, that it would cause only cold-like symptoms. But if the virus gets all the way down into the alveoli of your lungs, that’s what's going to cause ARDS. And by the way, the ACE2 receptors in your gut probably explains why some patients get nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

3) The amount of virus that you get into your body likely determines how sick you get. This is what we call the viral load.

4) The inflammatory reaction that occurs with COVID-19 is extremely complicated with lots of different proteins and hormones and interleukins at play. But there are several known genetic polymorphisms of these proteins that likely make some people more prone to getting worse illnesses than others. A genetic polymorphism simply means a variation on a particular gene. For example, there are genetic polymorphisms for the ACE gene, as well as IL-6. Basically, a lot of it just comes down to our genes. And sex.

5) Because the 5th reason has to do with estrogen. Estrogen is known to inhibit the effects of IL-6, which plays a huge role in this cytokine storm. This might explain why women overall have less severe disease compared to men.
6) And the 6th reason is because of people who are already taking certain medications. For those people who are already on and ACEI such as lisinopril, or an ARB such as losartan, or telmisartan, or candesartan, or irbesartan. Or people who take hydroxychloroquine for lupus or rheumatoid disease. Or people who take tocilizumab, an IL-6 receptor inhibitor. Are these patients less prone to getting severe illness? My guess is yes.

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Author — Doctor Mike Hansen


People in the comments feel attacked from the moment they sense "science." istg 🙄

Author — Camille Regala


People don't realize how serious this is for unhealthy people

Author — lisa myhre


WHO call for an END to LIVE animal Markets. We don't need more pandemics. TY

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Dr Mike,
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Your opinion counts.

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Thank you for giving shouts out thanking the cleaning crew they are first responders also, need to be recognized.

Author — Terre Young


Recovering from Covid-19, finally, after over 2 months from onset.
Electrolytes contributed to the positive turning point and are crucial to healing.
Please pass this information on to those who may need to know.

Author — cbeautifulworld11


Basically, stay the hell away from anyone who smokes if you don't smoke.

Author — Ibhenriksen


Vitamin D is essential, and Garlic Horseradish and Vitamin C. Its all about boosting your immune system and protecting your respiratory system. Wear a mask when possible, stay away from crowds, and wash you hands after being an any public place. God bless you and stay safe.

Author — Happy Days


First, imagine an average person.
Next, relaize that half of the worlds population is stupider than that person.
Third, realize that a lot of that cross section of society has posted in these comments.

Author — Darryl Smitherman


Why the comment section is full of people questioning the existence of the virus? Is this some kind of troll bot raid? I refuse to assume that people are just dumb or denying reality.

Author — Hermano Zenaide


This is an excellent video! (Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Board-Certified, over 30 years)

Author — montanadoctor


June 18th 2020 I woke up with running nose and got better next day, and next day lost smell and taste. Coffee taste and smell like sandy sour. Now 23rd June and getting better. Test came positive yesterday as I already know due to loss of smell and taste. I am 35 year old male and healthy, no smoking or drinking alcohol. Prayers for all and may God bless us all. Stay positive and healthy.

Author — Natty Gymoholic


After the pandemic hit South Africa we gained some ground on medical advancement regarding COVID19... I urge you to check it out! The reason why there are pulmonary problems in the lungs causing problems with gas exchange, leading to low oxygen levels is because it forms blood clots. These blood clots cause gas exchange problems, high blood pressure, strokes and heart attacks in COVID19 patients. The doctor who discovered this found out after he did an autopsy on the first patient he treated and lost... he has not lost a single patient since! Unfortunately in South Africa we do not all have access to quality private healthcare.

Author — Dirk Le Roux


Dr Hansen, make a video of possible health issues later in life due to the damages seen today in the organs, lungs and what is possible. Remember people only care about the short term, "Oh I can survive that, whats the problem" and not thinking about what it's going to do to them in the long run.

Author — Jay Long


Thank you for taking the time to make this videos to educate the public!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Author — Penge P


I've known so many who had it and recover, those that died had pre existing serious medical conditions

Author — Christopher Prieto


He explained everything about lung cells n functions so beautifully and even gave pictures and I still have no idea what he was talking about 😪

Author — Zerahjay


Whew, for a few minutes there I thought I was back in college.

Author — klutterkicker


"The Viral Load" -
Caused when the virus [weaponizes the nads] by gaining entry into the testicles. 🤣

Author — DirtyDovi