Sharp rise in patients with breathing problems this week

  • | Friday | 9th November, 2018

“Besides witnessing patients with exacerbation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma, many new patients with adult onset asthma, which was a rarity before, are coming to us. GURUGRAM: There is a 50% rise in number of patients reporting to the city’s hospitals with ailments and allergies related to increase in air pollution, which further worsened after fire crackers were burst on Diwali. Respiratory problems in children and risks of viral illnesses is higher, as they are more vulnerable and go to schools or daycare or crèches, where transmission between children increases. This condition occurs when adults above 20 years of age are diagnosed with asthma for the first time. Smog tends to settle down with air pollutants and children inhale these in greater amount.

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