May 24, 2022
Seasonal changes can have a great impact on your health. The onset of winters can be harsh for people suffering from COPD, asthma, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Cold weather and respiratory disorders are closely connected so let’s look at those and learn to deal with them with the help of best pulmonologist in Faridabad.
Air is cold and dry in winters. Our airways have a thin layer of fluid, and when we inhale dry air that fluid evaporates faster than normal. In some cases, the fluid evaporates quicker than it can be replaced. This causes the throat to become dry leading to irritation and swelling, hence worsens the symptoms of COPD and asthma.
Mucus production also increases in winters, it is the protective layer of the throat. Mucus produced in cold weather is thicker and stickier than normal which can cause blockages in the respiratory system and also increases your chances of catching a cold or other infection.
There are certain ways to help deal with the cold and dry air that winter brings. For people with respiratory problems, it is advisable to take extra precautions during these months to avoid an onset of symptoms.
The author of this article is Dr. Pankaj Chhabra, who is Sr. Pulmonologist at Metro Heart Institute with Multispecialty. He has treated thousands of national and international patients for critical respiratory disorders. Dr. Pankaj specializes in advanced COPD, chronic bronchial asthma, interstitial lung diseases, bronchoscopy, thoracoscopy and sleep study.