Pollution Borne Diseases: Like every year, pollution is reaching dangerous levels in Delhi and its surrounding areas as soon as the winter season arrives. This problem may take a more serious form in the midst of the corona virus epidemic. Especially people living in Delhi and its surrounding areas are surrounded by diseases from all four sides. On one hand, cold and flu are a common infection with cold weather, on the other hand pollution and corona virus also attack the lungs.
However, doctors and pulmonologists are not surprised that COPD cases are increasing. They say that people who have never smoked, nowadays it is common for them to have COPD. He says that there have been many such cases in the last 2-3 years.
The doctor says that people who do not smoke but live in a place where there is biomass fuel or industrial pollution, also get COPD. However, patients who are coming nowadays do not have this problem either. We feel that COPD has become common even after being in pollution for a long time.
What is COPD?
COPD is a progressive lung disease that causes shortness of breath and can also be fatal. Pollution and smoking in the air can make the disease more serious, even preventing it from recovering.
It is possible that prolonged exposure to pollutants in the air may increase the risk of the disease. Young children who live in a city like Delhi, where pollution levels remain at dangerous levels throughout the year, are at the highest risk of getting the disease.
Major symptoms of COPD
- Shortness of breath, especially during physical activities
- Chest tightness
- A chronic cough that may produce mucus (sputum) that may be clear, white, yellow or greenish
- Frequent respiratory infections
- Lack of energy
- Unintended weight loss (in later stages)
- Swelling in ankles, feet or legs
Causes of COPD
- Breathing system infections
- Heart problem
- Lung cancer
Disclaimer: The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor if you have any questions or problems.