Beginning of autumn: learn to take care of your health with the arrival of the new season | Social responsibility

In addition to plant color changes, fall brings unhealthy climatic variations — Photo: Wirestock/Freepik

At the date March 20thstart it autumnal equinoxperiod marked by the orange coloring of the vegetation, the end longest days and shortest nights of summer, in addition to an increasingly mild temperature, as winter approaches. 🍁🧡

With the new season, several climate changes occur, directly affecting people’s health, because the air becomes drier with the onset of the dry season, contributing to the proliferation of viruses, bacteria and, consequently, allergies and flu-like states. 😷

Beware of habits

Dry weather during the dry season contributes to allergies and respiratory illnesses in the fall — Photo: Unsplash

the pulmonologist, Gilmar Zonzoinforms you of the precautions necessary to protect yourself from these threats that accompany the arrival of autumn.

“The use of clothing and blankets often carries mold and dust mites which are allergy stimulators in our respiratory system. These elements can therefore trigger allergic reactions in sensitive people more often than in summer.where lighter clothes are used.”, reported the doctor

Clothes stored for a long time can cause allergies, the pulmonologist informed — Photo: Freepik

Gilmar points out that the habits of the population contribute to the propensity for respiratory diseases as cold weather approaches, as it increases the use of coats and blankets, carriers of dust mites and bacteria. That is why, the pulmonologist reinforces some important habits to protect against possible allergies and respiratory diseases with the arrival of autumn:

  • Avoid using clothes and blankets that have been stored for a long time
  • Wash these parts before use
  • Put everything out to dry in the sun
  • Leave the windows open to ventilate the room.
  • Eat healthy
  • to drink a lot of water
  • Establish a good sleep routine (8 hours on average)
  • Practice physical activity regularly
  • Avoid crowds if possible
  • Take all necessary vaccines at this time

So even with this care, we have an increase in the prevalence of respiratory disease at this time of year and the emergency rooms pretty much reflect that, with a sharp increase in the demand for care due to respiratory diseases. Viruses are primarily responsible for causing disease, but they can be complicated by various bacterial infections..”, added the pulmonologist.

The “fruit season” in Brazil 🍊

A doctor points out that healthy habits directly contribute to the protection against flu illnesses — Photo: Drazen Zigic/Freepik

The start of this new season also brings some positive points. In Brazil, autumn is considered fruit season., since the end of summer also coincides with the fruit ripening period of several species of Brazilian trees. 🍎

“People who eat well, keep the environment ventilated and sunny, sleep good hours and exercise regularly, have better health and are able to withstand more attacks of an infectious and contagious nature“, informed the doctor.

The Ministry of Health’s flu vaccination schedule begins in the fall — Photo: isengrapher/Unsplash

The doctor also pointed out that this care goes beyond allergies and the flu, as these issues can trigger larger, more serious illnesses: “There is a much greater tendency for infectious complications of the type pneumonia and cardiovascular complications such as acute myocardial infarctionwho develop a flu-like virus, which is the real flu virus […]”. 🤧

Actions aimed at combating Covid-19 through Ministry of Health, began on February 27. Although, flu virus vaccination schedule should start in april, which always takes place before the arrival of winter, in order to avoid the spread of respiratory diseases with low temperatures. 💉

“[…] so getting vaccinated is very important which should not be missed and which falls exactly at this time of year, when the vaccination campaign begins, and people should not leave out this kind of protection under any circumstances.”, finished Gilmar.

Protect yourself and protect those you love, get vaccinated! 🧡

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