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How does air pollution influence COVID survivors?
27 Jan' 21

How does air pollution influence COVID survivors?

 

 

COVID-19 individuals who have recovered may be in danger due to poor air quality. 

 

The festive season has come to an end, as it has every year, with another wave of poor air quality and decreasing health. Not only that, but stubble burning in states such as Haryana and Punjab has contributed to the misery of Delhi residents and those in the neighboring districts. According to official reports, this year's AQI levels in Delhi NCR have risen to the severe category (AQI>500), making it difficult for people to breathe freely. People who previously survived COVID-19 and are currently battling long-distance syphilis are suffering in the midst of the combined pain of declining air quality and smog.


Coronavirus infections can have long-term consequences. 

 

Those of you who have battled the severe consequences of the new coronavirus are well aware of how the disease inhibits lung function, degrades respiratory capacities, and has a significant impact on general health.Severe COVID-19 is also thought to have a long-term effect on the body, which is known as a post-COVID syndrome. This could manifest itself in the form of persistent respiratory problems, weariness, hair loss, and other symptoms. But, most significantly, it could take months for your lungs to heal.

 

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The health of your lungs might be harmed by poor air quality. 

 

In addition to irritated eyes, skin, and throat, poor air quality can make it harder for your lungs to operate properly. Damage to your respiratory system is unavoidable, even if it disrupts your general health. To make matters worse, air pollution can exacerbate pre-existing diseases, increasing the likelihood of hospitalization and, in extreme circumstances, death. Due to increased pollution levels, those who have recovered from severe COVID infections are still at risk of acquiring lung damage.In the face of increased threats from poor air quality, flu, dengue fever, and COVID, doctors continue to advise everyone to take the necessary precautions.


In the face of a severe AQI, how vulnerable are COVID survivors? 

 

Almost all of the battle is won by most COVID survivors. Those who contracted severe coronavirus infections, on the other hand, continue to be at risk. Dr. Rajesh Chawla, Senior Consultant Pulmonology and Critical Care, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, told IANS in an interview: "People who survived acute Covid-19 had their lung function reduced, and many of them still have breathlessness and hyperactivity. As a result, any rise in pollution will have a negative impact on their respiratory health, and their lung condition may worsen over time."

 

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The lungs' healing may be slowed by poor air quality. 

 

While experts feel that recovery from COVID-related harm is conceivable, the current status of the country makes this even more difficult to believe. Healthy humans appear to be suffering as a result of the deteriorating air quality, so what hope do COVID survivors have? The number of persons complaining of dyspnea and other respiratory issues has increased dramatically, while COVID survivors who have damaged or regaining lung function may face additional delays.


Asthmatics and COPD sufferers must exercise special caution. 

 

Those with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) or asthma, according to health experts, should be well-prepared in advance to combat the bad effects of air pollution, especially if they have previously been infected with COVID-19 infections. Adults and children with such conditions must remain watchful and take the appropriate actions to protect themselves from the dangers posed by poor air quality.There are a few things you may do to reduce the impact of air pollution on your lungs. Wear your masks as usual. Even for workouts, avoid going outside. To combat the symptoms of a cold or flu, turn to at-home activities and home treatments. Make sure your hands are clean.

 

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