People worldwide are worried because of the new variant of The Coronavirus, Omicron. This virus with 32 mutations has also been knocked in India. Along with this, the outbreak of dust and pollution is also continuing in India. In this way, Corona and pollution are becoming quite serious for the people from the health point of view. Everyone will have to fight together against this double crisis hovering over health. For this, people will not have to wait to enact a law by trusting the government. Just as cleanliness is a part of lifestyle, we also have to make the beginning of controlling pollution a part of our life. This new variant of the coronavirus Omicron may be spreading faster than other variants, but it can be controlled with caution.
Corona And Pollution
According to the report released by the government, so far, eighty-five percent of the population in country has received the first dose of vaccine. In this way, antibodies have been formed to fight Corona in most people. It can be seen as the reduction of corona patients. So far, 32 mutations have been observed in Omicron, which makes it contagious. Its first case was seen in South Africa in November, and so far, it has spread to more than 30 countries.
Effect of pollution
The air quality in many parts of the country has become very bad, due to which people are facing a lot of problems. According to the information, the air of many states, including Delhi, has become poisonous. Pollution is directly attacking the respiratory system. By entering the lungs, these dangerous particles mix with the blood and do chemical processes in the body. In such a situation, problems like heart attack, asthma, cancer disease, allergy of eyes and skin increase.
Pollution can increase Corona
Due to pollution, there is an excess of PM 0.1, PM 2.5, PM 10 in the atmosphere. It has crossed dangerous levels in many cities. The aerosol micro-droplets released from the patient’s respiratory tract are the carriers of the virus. A mixture of particulate matter and aerosol droplets remains present in the atmosphere for a long time. These mixtures promote air-borne infections.
The double disaster of Corona and pollution
Lungs contaminated with pollution can put a corona-infected patient in a serious condition. Due to swelling in the respiratory tract, the lungs cannot completely inhale the air. If the person is Corona infected, then the situation can become serious in such a situation. There will be a lack of oxygen in the body, and the patient may have to be admitted to the ICU. Many patients suffering from compassion have been on ventilators. In such a situation, whenever they come home, they have to stay away from pollution because their lungs are already weak. The effect of black fungus has also been seen on the lungs themselves.
Along with such patients, elderly and pregnant women must be cautious. The effects of pollution in pregnant women can cause congenital disabilities in the newborn. Therefore, along with Corona, we also have to see a way to avoid pollution.
Symptoms of Omicron
Its common symptoms are similar to those of other variants, such as fever, cough, cold, fatigue, loss of taste and smell, etc. In severe symptoms, symptoms like headache, body pain, diarrhea, skin rash, discoloration of hands and toes, eye redness, itching, shortness of breath, hoarseness, chest pain can be seen.
What should we do if we see all these symptoms?
- Immediately upon showing symptoms of Corona, get gene sequencing done to confirm the new strain with RT- PCR test.
- On confirmation of Corona, immediately contact the corona helpline number and get isolated. Also, follow the covid protocol.
To prevent Corona and pollution, there is a need to be more careful now than before. When the second wave of Corona came, it came in summer. At that time, the level of pollution was not so high. But now, there is an effect of haze and pollution on the weather. In such a situation, wearing a mask is the solution to both problems. It will prove to help protect against both Corona and pollution. Also, follow the corona protocol.
How to keep your lungs fit for corona and pollution?
- Exercising is the best way to keep lungs fit. Do exercise at home due to pollution.
- Stretching, aerobic, deep breathing will increase your lung strength.
- Eat nutritious food.
- Drink as much hot water as you can and inhale the steam.
- Use mosquito nets instead of mosquito repellent coils.
- If someone in the house is suffering from respiratory problems, light a lamp instead of incense stick.
Foods that Keep the immune system healthy?
- Use garlic in food.
- It contains antibiotic elements which are very good for health.
- Consume mushrooms, and it produces white blood cells.
- Eat foods like carrots and beetroot. Its consumption increases red blood cells.
- Consuming green vegetables provides many nutrients, including vitamins, proteins. Include greens like spinach, bathua, mustard in your diet.
- Be sure to eat seasonal fruits.