Experts say that this pollution is at great risk to those who already have problems with asthma and bronchitis. It is important for such patients to always keep an inhaler with them and consult doctors immediately if they have any respiratory problems.
Air pollution has reached the severe category in many areas of Delhi and NCR. In view of this, the Delhi government has taken several steps. In this episode, work from home has been announced for 50 percent government employees. Primary schools have also been closed since Saturday. Odd-even system is also being considered for implementation. Doctors say that the situation has become very dangerous due to pollution in the capital and surrounding areas. More strict steps will have to be taken to prevent this.
Dr. Babina NM, Chief Medical Officer, Jindal Naturecure Institute said that people suffering from COPD, asthma and chronic bronchitis are at higher risk of mortality due to increasing pollution. In such a situation, there is a need to strengthen the body’s immune response from within to protect against serious respiratory diseases. For this, you can resort to treatments like yoga and exercise, herbal remedies and steaming. Along with this, other precautions have to be taken like use of masks, keeping the body hydrated and taking care of food.
Patients with asthma and bronchitis are at higher risk
Pulmonologist Dr. Bhagwan Mantri says that at this time pollution is at an alarming level. At this time people are inhaling poisonous air through breathing. Healthy people are also facing a lot of trouble. The problem of cough and throat infection is being seen a lot. Cases of respiratory diseases are increasing in OPDs. This pollution puts them at great risk, who already have problems with asthma and bronchitis. It is important for such patients to always keep an inhaler with them and consult doctors immediately if they have any respiratory problems.
Keep these things in mind
Dr Arunesh Kumar, Head of the Department of Pulmonology, Paras Hospital, Gurugram, says that now the air quality is at an alarming level. Due to such pollution, respiratory diseases have increased significantly. Children and the elderly are having a great impact on the lungs of this pollution. To keep yourself safe from pollution, eat such food which is rich in antioxidants, proteins and green vegetables. Do not burn garbage, especially plastic and other discarded items. Follow a healthy lifestyle to avoid the harmful effects of smog and pollution.