Explanation of epidemic isolation! Outbreaks appear to be exacerbated during this time

Chest specialist Professor. Dr. In his statement on the occasion of World Asthma Day on 3 May, Muhammad Amin Akkunlu defined asthma as “a disease caused by the self-defense system, progressing through narrowing of the airways and showing extreme sensitivity to certain factors from the external environment”. .

Explaining that asthma occurs in 5 to 20 percent of the world and affects about 300 million people, Akyunlu said the disease kills 250,000 people a year.

Akkoyunlu says that since asthma is a disease that shows hypersensitivity of the immune system, the main treatment includes drugs that suppress the immune system.

Extreme hygiene and extreme hygiene can cause asthma

Talking about the “hygiene theory” that causes asthma, Akkunlu gave the information that “if he had lived in an isolated bell jar as a child, that is, if he had stayed a little away from the surrounding germs, he would not have been able to complete the immune system.” .

Professor Dr. Akkoyunlu noted that “extreme hygiene or lack of hygiene” could cause asthma, and said that early exposure to animal fur, fungi or mites could cause allergic reactions, excessive use of solvents such as detergents, or living in higher areas. Air pollution can also cause asthma.

Noting that asthma is more prevalent in developed countries, Akyunlu said: “When we consider the increasing potential for urbanization in Turkey, the increasing use of hygienic materials and the increase in air pollution, we see an increase in the number of asthma studies. We know the exact number from this regional study. “We knew there were about 3.5 million asthma patients in pre-epidemic studies. At present, we see that the burden of asthma is much higher, especially due to viral infections, and a little more in children. We know it’s a little over 5 million.”

Asthma may increase after epidemics in Turkey and around the world

The immune system of children who have been isolated for two years due to the epidemic does not expose the immune system to microorganisms, and this is one of the factors that may trigger asthma in the future. ” Supports a theory of evolution. Children cannot go out, they cannot communicate with the soil, they cannot live with nature, they cannot face the many germs that exist here. According to him, their immunity has not been developed. Just as these children are expected to have some problems in the future because they cannot go to the social environment and provide human relationships, so does their immune system. Since he could not relate to other living things, he could not achieve personal development in these children. Accordingly, according to hygiene theories, children are more likely to have asthma. More to come in the future. “

This is a problem not only for Turkey, but for the whole world, Akkunlu continued: “We are seeing the peak of these diseases after the epidemic. Also, the viral infections that cause epidemics also cause and trigger asthma. At the same time, with the help of viral infections, we will see more asthma patients in the future. ”

“The mask was a barrier to prevent asthma.”

Regarding the effects of using masks on asthma patients during epidemics, Akyunlu said, “Since asthma is affected by certain triggers such as mites, house dust or pollen, the use of masks acts as a deterrent to the emergence or progression of asthma. This was a positive development for asthma patients. “Even before the epidemic, we recommended it to asthma patients,” he said.

Noting that the use of cleaning materials and intensive use of disinfectants in epidemics negatively affects patients, Akkunlu said Kovid-19 also started asthma.

Akyunlu noted that dust and pollen, especially in the spring months, intensifies between 10.00-16.00 and that all patients who go out during this period are advised to wear a mask.

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