According to a new study, public health organizations are initiating the precautions to decrease the spread of the coronavirus which are done unintended and remain with a contented side effect. There are benefited and drawbacks for people with chronic diseases like; COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
Pandemic Outlooks Dangerous Epidemics For COPD Patients
Maryland University of the medical system (UMMS) investigated the dropping results of COPD during this pandemic.
The decreased percentage is admission up to 53 percent dramatically. COPD is an inflammatory chronic disease that causes lung infection, breathing problems, wheezing, and the formation of mucus. COPD is a serious illness problem with a life expectancy of five years said to specialists.
The results were finalized by the researchers at the medical school to suspect the rapid dropping of circulation of respiratory viruses like influenza.
Based on the theories the orders were passed such as; stay home and stay safe, maintaining social distancing, putting up the mask is mandatory, strict limitations during huge gatherings to decrease the spread of COVID-19 as well as other respiratory viruses.
The new study findings are showing a silver line for the behavioral changes in protecting the precautions of COVID-19. These findings are matched with the federal data of respiratory infections which are spreading between 2018 and 2020.
Dr. Robert Reed chief and professor of the pulmonologist department stated that COPD should be considered as a category of lung diseases that had to worsen the time of breathing.
Prior to the pandemic, there is four leading genesis that causes death internationally. This virus is frequently activated by dirty air and tobacco smoke.
Researchers investigated the 13 data’s of UMMS hospitals to compare the weekly consultations and admit on COPD between 2018 and 2019.
Later the admissions of April 1 are reported as COVID-19 where health measures are introduced firstly. Repeatedly the investigators had chosen the time period of six months to compare the results of patients between April 1st and September 30.
When there is a drop of 53 percent in the admissions of COPD alternatively there is also a decline of 36 percent in the serious conditions of heart failure due to congestive, heart attacks, and diabetes.
Said a senior author Dr. Jennifer. Researchers alerted the pandemic situations to return with recovery and exposure of COPD patients may get activated again with seasonal changes. Nearly half of the epidemic is caused by respiratory infections.
In a recent university news release, doctors said that when the virus is suppressed back elimination of masks and social distancing will be promoted with control of cold and flu season. Basically, in South Korea wearing a mask is the cultural norm during winters.
she spoke according to the findings of the American journal of medicine, the COVID-19 pandemic and lock-down had helped many people all over the world for preventing the virus by maintaining a good food diet and eliminated the spread of the virus.
Reed in a news release said that measures of seasonal viruses are not assessed. But blocking the ways of spreading the virus by wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and regular usage of sanitiser would rid the virus exposure.