Adrenergic Storm Induced Warburg Effect in COVID-19
At present, there is no treatment option available for COVID-19 condition and most importantly the underlying pathophysiology in COVID-19 is not known. In this article, I had given a viewpoint that explains the underlying pathophysiology in COVID-19 and based on it proposed treatment options for COVID-19. I propose that the adrenergic storm-induced Warburg effect (aerobic glycolysis) may be the underlying mechanism in the COVID-19 condition. I propose alpha1 adrenergic blockers in the early phase and beta-adrenergic blockers in the late phase of COVID-19 to inhibit the adrenergic storm and reverse the Warburg effect in COVID-19 condition.