Contributed by: Healthians Team
Since the collapse of the Twin Towers, people living in the surrounding neighborhood have been worried about their health. A number of health problems including headaches, asthma attacks, colds, coughs and allergies can last for weeks. Noida Twin Towers can cause significant number of people to fall ill, creating serious health problems.
The large amount of debris and cloud dust will take some time to clear. Because particulate matter worsens ambient air quality, people who already have respiratory and cardiovascular problems may experience worse symptoms.
But the government has taken all necessary precautions to protect the local citizens. Moreover, Jaypee Hospital Noida is now fully prepared for demolition with 8 emergency department beds and twelve intensive care unit (ICU) beds reserved only for emergencies.
Can dust pollution cause heart problems?
Long-term exposure to dust causes the lungs to work harder, which can eventually put pressure on the heart. Dust enters through the nose and respiratory tract, where they settle in the alveoli of the lungs and cause inflammation and damage to the lungs.
As a result, the endothelium (the inner lining of blood vessels) becomes inflamed and tiny particles are absorbed into the bloodstream, which can lead to kidney failure, stroke, and more.
Some people, such as men over 75 with high blood pressure and diabetes, are more prone to heart attacks.
Furthermore, people are more likely to develop heart attacks and asthma problems if fine dust accumulates in their lungs and causes inflammation of the heart.
Who is more susceptible to heart attacks or other health conditions due to excess dust?
high blood pressure
Heart disease is significantly increased by high blood pressure. This is a condition that develops when the blood pressure in your arteries and other blood vessels is too high. It can also happen when you inhale excess dust. It can also adversely affect your kidneys, brain, heart and other vital body organs.
Excess body fat is known as obesity. Obesity increases “bad” cholesterol and triglyceride levels while lowering “good” cholesterol. Obesity can lead to shortness of breath, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)
Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are components of COPD, a lung condition that is extremely harmful when combined with dust exposure. Dust can cause severe irritation in COPD sufferers and can cause chest tightness, shortness of breath and coughing.
Here are some precautions to help you protect your heart from dust-related problems
- Wear protective gear if you know you will be exposed to dust. Wearing a face mask that will protect your lungs from dust and sunglasses can help prevent dust from getting into your eyes.
- Installing an air purifier with high efficiency will help clean and sanitize your home.
- Washing all bed sheets, blankets, pillows and sheets in hot water at least 130°F (54.4°C) is recommended to reduce the risk of allergies.
- Many respiratory conditions including bronchitis and asthma can be treated with citrus fruits including oranges, pineapples, grapes and lemons. Additionally, it contains vitamin C, which is well known for preventing allergies, infections and inflammation.
- Staying at home is advised to avoid exposure to dust.
Authentication: A study found that after a dust storm, the risk of heart attack increases 1.5 times per day.
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