As increasing cases of corona, the committee INSACOG, which monitors genome sequencing, has revealed that 38.2% of the daily corona cases in the country are due to the XBB.1.16 omicron variant. The last two variants XBB. 1 and XBB. It spreads faster in humans than 1.5. There have also been more than ten deaths. On the other hand, a study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health claimed that pollution was having a negative effect on the antibodies that were formed after the vaccine. Because of this, even those people who have completed the dose of covid vaccine are getting corona again.
How air pollution is responsible for the recurrence of corona. And how it affects our immune system and who needs to be vigilant, here all about these.
How does air pollution Affect our body?
Air pollutants such as ozone, dust and oxides of nitrogen cause breathing problems and irritation of the eyes, nose and throat. Air pollutants like sulfur oxides have a bad effect on the nervous and respiratory systems. It also causes problems like headache, restlessness and tension. Particulate matter can lead to lung cancer. Experts say that living in a polluted environment also damages the heart. According to WHO, air pollution causes many serious diseases and danger is increasing continuously.
There is a danger of these diseases due to pollution
- lung cancer
- heart attack
- skin allergy
- acute respiratory infection
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
In this the patient has difficulty in breathing. The patient feels pressure in the chest and coughs. This happens when there is a blockage in the person’s respiratory tube. This blockage is caused by allergic pollution and phlegm. Many patients have swelling in the respiratory tract.
Lung weakening due to breathing in smog and polluted air It seems Due to which there is a bad effect on the immunity of the people. polluted People living around the area are at high risk of getting pneumonia. increases.
3. Lung cancer
Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is caused by pollution and smoking. It is detected when SCLC has spread to many parts of the body.
When the particulate matter accumulates in excessive quantity in the sinuses, the risk of sinusitis increases. Whereas if it reaches the last part of the lung, then the risk of bronchitis increases.
5. Heart attack
Air pollution increases the risk of heart attack. Fine particles of toxic air PM 2.5 dissolve in the blood. This causes inflammation in the arteries.
6. Skin allergy
Due to pollution, skin related problems occur. This problem is seen very much in young children. Due to pollution, rashes, small pimples, itching starts on the skin. Apart from this, there is a risk of serious diseases like skin cancer.
Due to dust and pollution particles, the airways start shrinking and there is a lack of oxygen in the body. Not getting enough oxygen affects the arteries of the blood. Sometimes it explodes. Due to which blood does not reach the brain and brain stroke occurs. The problem of stroke has become common since last few years. even in youth risk is increasing.
8. Acute respiratory infection
This causes infection in the respiratory system. Due to which the child starts having difficulty in breathing. Due to this the nose, throat and lungs get infected.
9. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a respiratory disease. In this too, the patient has a problem in breathing. It is very dangerous.
What is PM ?
PM stands for Particulate Matter. It is a mixture of liquid and solid particles that are present in the air. They can range from microscopic particles to particles such as smoke, soot and dust. Humans cannot see them with naked eyes.
They are divided into 3 categories on the basis of their size-
- PM10 (coarse, visible to the naked eye)
- PM2.5 (Particulate Matter)
- PM1 (ultra- fine particles)
Follow these habits to avoid pollution and infection-
- Always wear a mask.
- Must wash hands.
- Drink clean water.
- Take steam regularly.
- Wear clean clothes.
- Do pranayama.
- Plant trees.
- Include Vitamin C in diet.
- Clean your house everyday.
Effect of weather on covid
corona can spread in any season. But changing weather like sunny in the morning, rain in the afternoon or again strong sunshine in the morning and very cold weather in the evening. There are more chances of infection in this. There is a need to take even more care of health in such weather. Especially people with weak immunity like children and the elders.
Effect of air pollution on covid
lung cancer, heart and respiratory diseases are common due to air pollution. Similarly, we found in the study that air pollution somewhere affects the antibody response of the covid-19 vaccine. Experts also believes that corona can be caused by pollution. Certainly pollution can weaken the lungs. Despite this, further research is needed in this study.
Those who have immunity week even after getting Covid vaccine, they are at risk of getting corona infection again.
These symptoms if your immunity is weak
- Frequent colds and flu.
- Feeling tired all the time.
- Having some problem in the stomach.
- Allergy problem.
Antibody is that element of the body, which our immune system produces to neutralize the virus in the body. It can sometimes take up to a week for antibodies to form after infection, so if antibody tests are done before then the correct information is not available. Apart from this, direct information about the presence of corona virus is not available from this test, so even if the patient’s anti- body test comes negative, RT- PCR test is done for the patient.
A lot of research on antibodies suggests that after some initial decrease, their levels are maintained for at least four to seven months. According to epidemiologist Dr. Paul Elliott at Imperial College London, antibodies alone do not tell much about our immune system. Antibodies are just one part of the immune system that we can measure. There are also three parts of the rest of the immune system that help keep disease away. When a bacteria or virus enters the body, the immune system produces antibodies, it identifies those intruders. When the infection is over, its levels also decrease.
If you get covid again
If you do not already have any other disease like diabetes, asthma, heart related etc. and you have taken all the vaccines at the right time, then the risk of covid is slightly less. The severity of second time covid infection varies from person to person. If he is old, has diabetes or has any kind of internal cancer, then there will be a possibility of serious infection.
How to increase immunity
Boosting immunity is very important to avoid pollution. Must eat seasonal fruits and vegetables daily. Let us understand in further points-
- It keeps the intestines and respiratory system healthy.
- Vitamin- A is also very important for the eyes.
- The immune system becomes strong.
Eat daily– Carrots, sweet potatoes, broccoli, spinach, capsicum.
- Vitamin C is more in citrus fruits.
- Do not eat Vitamin- C supplements at all.
- Vitamin- C is not released nor can it be stored.
Eat daily– Lemons, Oranges, Grapes, Strawberries, Spinach, Kale, Broccoli.
- Powerful antioxidant is found in it, which protects the body from the attack of infection.
- It is also used to make the skin healthy.
- It has anti- inflammatory properties, which help fight infection.
Eat daily– Almonds, spinach, pumpkin, peanuts, avocado, beetroot.
Covid is a part of life First of all it has to be understood that covid has become everyday in our life. If cough and cold have become serious, if there is difficulty in breathing, then see the doctor as soon as possible. If you get treatment early, you will be completely cured. Along with these things, if there is a possibility of a slight disease, get the investigation done and isolate the infected person.