Steps to combat breathing problems in the winter

2024-01-17 2024-01-17T09:50:21Z
ندى ماهر عبدربه
ندى ماهر عبدربه
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Arabia Weather - Weather fluctuations, extreme cold, and frost can exacerbate respiratory problems, causing symptoms such as coughing and shortness of breath. This effect can increase the risk of developing chronic lung diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease (ILD), bronchiectasis, and others. Therefore, it highlights the importance of taking care of lung health during periods of low temperatures.

The effect of cold on the lungs

The effect of cold on our lungs is manifested by coughing, runny nose, sore throat and headache, as cold air increases pressure on the lungs, leading to high blood pressure and increasing the risk of a heart attack.

Particular attention must be paid to symptoms during the winter, as the cold can cause shivering, fatigue, and extreme exhaustion, in addition to constant drowsiness, slurred speech, and headaches. According to the Health site, it stresses the need to monitor physical temperatures, as a lower body temperature than average can lead to It is normal for symptoms to worsen.

Steps to combat breathing problems in the winter

Introducing some lifestyle modifications can make significant progress in avoiding winter-related diseases. Here are some important measures that should be taken during the cold season:

  • stop smoking

Avoid smoking, including passive smoking, as it poses a risk during the winter months.

  • Avoid exposure to pollution

Take care to avoid exposure to pollution, smog, vehicle fumes, dust, etc.

  • Reduce outside activities

Reduce your outdoor activities and indulge in appropriate exercise.

  • Wear a mask

Make sure to wear a mask when going out, especially in crowded places.

  • Influenza and pneumonia vaccination

It is preferable for individuals over the age of 55 to get vaccinated to prevent infection.

  • Balanced diet

Adopt a balanced diet and maintain moisture levels.

  • Beware of moisture and mold in the home

Be aware of moisture and mold in the home and take necessary measures for prevention.

  • Take medications regularly

Be sure to take your prescription respiratory medications regularly as directed by your doctor.

How to prevent winter-related diseases

There are a set of guidelines that play an effective role in reducing the risk of infection with viruses and diseases during the winter, including:

  • Ventilate rooms periodically

Maintain regular ventilation of rooms, which helps reduce the buildup of stale air and virus-laden particles.

  • Wash hands periodically

Wash your hands frequently, and avoid touching the nose, mouth, and eyes before cleaning them, as this simple measure is an effective means of prevention.

  • Reducing contact with infected people

Maintain a safe distance from people who show symptoms of infection, and stay away from crowded places as much as possible.

  • Refrain from going to work if sick

If you are diagnosed with any disease, refrain from going to work to reduce the spread of infection.

  • Receiving preventive vaccines

For prevention, get the seasonal influenza vaccine and any other recommended vaccines regularly.

  • See a doctor if symptoms appear

Do not hesitate to consult a doctor if any symptoms appear that may indicate infection with the disease, as appropriate measures can be taken early.

Read also:

The effect of cold temperatures on health and heart disease

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Sources:

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This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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