High Risk Health Problems

High-risk health problems may include:

  • Being age 65 years or older.
  • Chronic lung disease or asthma.
  • Smoking.
  • Serious heart conditions.
  • Having a weakened immune system, such as with cancer treatment.
  • Severe obesity. This means a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher.
  • Diabetes.
  • Chronic kidney disease and having dialysis.
  • Liver disease.
  • Pregnancy.

Current as of: June 18, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine
Lesley Ryan MD - Family Medicine