Good health and fitness are important all year long. There are some certain health problems that are more normal within the seasons. It is seen that even if you feel energetic and healthy all through the other seasons like spring, summer, and rainy when it comes to the winter, everyone faces the same problem of cold, cough and many more. Today in times of epidemics you stay indoors all day with people who may already be ill, just a cough or sneeze can leave you in bed for many days. “We are spending more time in enclosed spaces with each other than ever before, so that we have more prolonged face-to-face contact” Dr. Santosh Datar, at Ziqitza told Zee Business. He said that viruses thrive in cold weather when there is no moisture due to which the virus stays in the air for longer so that the person who is sufficiently close to each other can only breathe in the infected air. Thus, makes us at risk of falling ill.
The climate in India is mostly hot and very humid, the winter season being the foremost awaited season, but because of Covid 19 for the last one year, people are terrified of Covid cases, but in India, covid cases are decreasing day by day. Once again new Covid-19 strains are turning out, with many countries affected by the new strains. Many countries reported that strains of the new Covid are more dangerous than normal Covid. Come to the main point, in the winter season, the temperature and humidity levels go down, so the risk of cold-related diseases increases. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Deaths occur more in winter than in spring or summer and rainy”.
For us at Ziqitza Healthcare Limited being an emergency services provider are at the forefront with various state governments. The amount of calls increases during the winter season with patients complaining of respiratory problems. Dr.Santosh Datar from Ziqitza gave a glance at the diseases occurring in the common winter and advised to prevent them:
Asthma is a condition that when you exhale it becomes difficult to breathe and also it makes a whistling sound. Winter weather makes asthma patients’ conditions worse. Asthma may be mild or it may interfere with daily activities. In some cases, it can be a fatal attack. The advisory team of Doctors at Ziqitza Healthcare Limited always advises people who are suffering from asthma are more prone to get asthmatic attacks due to exposure to cold.
Joint pain refers to discomfort, pain and soreness in any joint of the body. Joint pain is a common complaint. One of the most common causes of joint pain is arthritis. If you have any unexplained joint pain, you should see your doctor, especially if it does not go away on its own after a few days. Early detection and diagnosis can allow for effective treatment of the underlying cause of your discomfort.
In winters, the most common problem is itchy and dry skin. This is due to more dryness in the air. Some preventive measures can help keep your skin moist and healthy such as Use warm water and limit bath time, Apply moisturizers immediately after bathing, Choose fabrics that are kind to your skin, Use a humidifier, avoid using regular soap and use soap with glycerin base.
Heart attacks are more common in winter. This can happen because blood pressure increases due to narrowed arteries due to cold. Here are some steps to improve your heart health, Avoid smoking, Control your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, Get regular medical checkups, Regular exercise, Maintain a healthy weight, Eat a heart-healthy diet,Manage diabetes, Control stress, Avoid or limit alcohol. Also, people who are experiencing heart related problems, please consult your doctors.
Respiratory infections are the most common ailment in winters. Respiratory infections include the common cold (head cold), mild flu, tonsillitis, laryngitis, and sinus infection. Steam inhalation and hot water salt garbage can help relieve symptoms of runny nose and sore throat( if condition is not worse). Otherwise consult your doctor immediately if serious symptoms such as high fever, breathlessness, chest pain, blood in sputum, severe headache, nausea and vomiting etc. are seen.
About Ziqitza Healthcare Limited:
Ziqitza Healthcare provides Ambulance and medical emergency services across the India. Ziqitza’s vision is reflected in our commitment to fulfill International standards of quality in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and be accessible to everyone regardless of their income bracket. Their values exist being ethical, transparent and fostering teamwork. Ziqitza Limited is currently operating quite 3300 ambulances in 16 states and has served quite 30 million people up to now.