What You Should Know About Coronavirus And How Vault Is Responding

By Dr. Myles Spar

Due to COVID-19, we've shifted all appointments to an online visit with a medical provider. If the provider determines that based on your medical history you may have low testosterone, they will schedule a time for a phlebotomist to come to your house or office to collect a blood sample to check your testosterone levels. The provider will share the results and a personalized treatment plan with you via telephone or video call.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Overview

Coronavirus, is spreading from person to person in many parts of the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has up to date information and recommendations for minimizing risk of infection and protecting yourself and others from the virus. Meanwhile, testing is an important way to know if you have active infection. Vault is committed to making testing more accessible, to allow people to self-isolate if positive and to be able to get back to work or important personal obligations if negative.

Vault uses saliva testing that is approved under Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA. Saliva testing has been shown to be as accurate with less discomfort than nasal swabs.

What you need to know

Symptoms

Patients with COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms that can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. There are many other symptoms of COVID-19, according to the CDC.

People at higher risk for more severe symptoms and pneumonia include those:

  • Over 60 years of age

  • With underlying health conditions including include heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes

  • With weakened immune systems

How to minimize your chance of infection

  • Wear a mask at all times when around others, especially if within 6 feet of other people not in your household.

  • Minimize time spent in close proximity to others not in your household.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being out in public. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also effective if used for 20 seconds.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. This virus lives on surfaces for hours and enters your body through these sites.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home if you are sick (except to get medical care). 

  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow. If you use a tissue, wash your hands afterward.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (like doorknobs and light switches). Regular household cleaners are effective.

  • Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids, eat healthy foods, and manage your stress to keep your immunity strong.

Disclaimer:

The information on this website, including articles authored by healthcare professionals, is for general information purposes only, does not constitute medical advice and is not intended to be relied upon for medical diagnosis or treatment.  If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911 or contact a medical provider immediately. Consistent with Vault Health, Inc.’s website privacy policy, Vault Health, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content found at links to other websites.  

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