Coronavirus pandemic is not yet, and many countries infected with the coronavirus are still fighting with the pandemic. While some countries have a lead, there has been a fear of the second wave of infection all over the world. COVID19 infection is coming under control in Maharashtra, however, it will not go unnoticed until the numbers decrease significantly.
Medical experts have claimed that the number of coronavirus patients will increase again after Diwali and winter cold will intensify the condition. Moreover, if there is a second wave, it will be more dangerous for heart patients in India because, in a major study, researchers from across the globe have found that Covid19 patients with cardiovascular comorbidities or risk factors are more likely to develop heart complications while hospitalised and more likely to die from coronavirus.
Sharing more information, about this, Director of Shushrusha Heart Care and Multispeciality Hospital in Nerul and Cardiologist Dr Sanjay Tarlekar said, “Winter is considered to be the season of cold and fever. Even after the corona infection, there is fever and chills, so there will be a bit of confusion among the citizens. Therefore, citizens need to take special care in winter. The World Health Organization (WHO) is predicting a second wave of corona and heart disease in winter. Keeping this in mind, I would like to appeal to citizens in India, especially people who are staying in a strong winter zone, to avoid alcohol and smoking which causes irregular heartbeat, dizziness or chest pain. Wear warm clothing to keep warm when the cold is strong. People with heart disease or high blood pressure should avoid excessive physical activity in winter. Citizens who have had heart surgery or citizens who have heart problems make sure that the heart is healthy by doing all the necessary heart checkups. It is also important to control blood sugar and cholesterol in winter. Eat less salt in your diet during this season. Eating too much salt is also bad for your heart health. “
Adding his thought about the prediction of the second wave of COVID19, Dr Mayur Jain, Senior Interventional Cardiologist from Apex Hospital Mulund said, “No medical conclusions have been drawn as to how the virus will behave in the cold across the country. This is the first winter since the Coronavirus pandemic hit India. Public transport was closed during the monsoons, which reduces the number of commuters, but now the situation has changed. All the main markets and vegetable markets have started in Maharashtra and the corona pandemic should not be considered an illusion of the past. Patients with high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease are urged to take special care. Wearing a face mask while going out for Diwali shopping, keeping a proper distance between two persons and it is also important to wash your hands when you come home from outside.”