Fracture of the spine can occur due to cold.
Infection in the lungs is also increasing due to fall in temperature.
Cold attack on Lungs and Spine: The torture of continues. This drop in temperature is causing damage to the lungs and spinal cord in many ways. The muscles and ligaments contract due to the attack of cold. Due to which muscle strain, sprain and even spinal fracture can occur. While the lungs are also getting affected in many ways due to the effect of cold air. Especially the risk of respiratory infections like bronchitis and pneumonia is increasing. Cold air can also cause irritation and swelling in the lungs, which can lead to an asthma attack and difficulty in breathing.
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital Senior Consultant in Pulmonology and Critical Care Dr. Rajesh Chawla And Nephrology Senior Consultant Dr. PN Ranjan It is said that cold can also cause the discs of the spine to shrink, which can increase the pressure on the nerves and cause back pain.
It is also important to note that people with pre-existing respiratory diseases like asthma and COPD are at an increased risk of respiratory problems in cold weather. These should be especially careful and take extra precautions to stay warm and healthy during extremely cold temperatures.
Dr. Chawla says that first of all complete your outstanding vaccinations. Vaccination strengthens immunity to fight serious diseases like corona and additional vaccinations like annual flu shot also prevent people from getting seriously ill.
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cover these parts with warm clothes
Wear warm clothes for your safety but keep in mind that your hands, neck, ears and feet are covered. So that cold air does not blow. At the same time, many viral diseases can be asymptomatic, that is, by touching, in such a situation, people must wear masks in public places for their own safety and the safety of others.
eat hot and nutritious food
To maintain your health, it is necessary to eat hot, nutritious food. People stop exercising in severe cold, which is bad for their physical health. They should do some simple warm-up exercises at home, which are important. However, always avoid using heaters etc. to stay warm. Also avoid going from hot to cold suddenly.
ventilation is necessary
Carbon monoxide poisoning is more likely to occur when heaters are used in closed areas for long periods of time. Hence, some ventilation is needed even during winters. While going out, people should always carry some extra food and warm clothes with them to avoid nausea and dizziness. Also check your vehicles before going anywhere.
Be Active But Avoid Sweating
Another important step to staying safe in the cold is to limit the time you spend outside. If you are unwell, have flu or cough, then avoid going to any gathering outside. Stay indoors if possible and avoid prolonged exposure to extremely cold temperatures. Be active enough to generate heat in the body but not so much that you sweat. This can cause damage.
Tags: cold, health news, influenza, Winter
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 20, 2023, 13:04 IST