Pregnant Women And Air Pollution
Air Pollution and pregnant womens : Air pollution has increased in many surrounding areas including the country’s capital Delhi. The level of air pollution is likely to remain bad for the next several days. Doctors say that this increasing pollution is causing people to suffer from asthma, COPD, bronchitis and heart diseases. The number of patients in hospitals is also continuously increasing. Doctors say that increasing air pollution can be dangerous for the pregnant woman and the child in her womb. In such a situation, pregnant women need to take care of their health.
Doctors say that PM 2.5 particles present in the environment enter the body through breath and later they cause many diseases. This problem also occurs with pregnant women. In areas where AQI is more than 400, the risk of diseases due to pollution is higher. In such a situation, protection from pollution is necessary. Especially pregnant women need to take special precautions.
Why is there a danger from pollution?
Dr. Vandana Mishra, HOD of Pulmonary Department at Sanar Hospital, says that when pregnant women breathe polluted air, this air also comes in contact with the child in the womb. Due to this, there is a risk of problems in the child’s lungs. Child’s growth can be affected due to pollution. There is a risk of the child getting respiratory diseases, although this does not happen in all cases, but women who have weak immunity and who do not take care of their health during pregnancy are more at risk of getting this problem. .
In such a situation, it is important that pregnant women take care of their health in this time of pollution. If a woman already has asthma or any other respiratory disease, then she should stay in touch with the doctor. Take your medicines on time and keep your inhaler with you. Even if you are facing cough problem, consult a doctor. Do not be careless during pregnancy.
how to protect
Pregnant women should avoid leaving the house
If it is very important to go out then wear a mask
eat food at right time
Do not let there be lack of water in the body
Protect yourself from dust indoors too
If someone smokes in the house, do not come in contact with him.
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