Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 13
Lowering of guard against post-Covid complications and lifestyle diseases might cost people heavily, warned top doctors of the region.
Casual attitude towards Covid pandemic, overcrowding during social functions and in markets, irregular eating habits and rising air pollution, were cited as some of the factors that could affect general health of residents, and chronic patients in particular, this festive season.
Dr Lovepreet Singh Sarabha, a radiologist, acknowledged that a large number of incidences of post-Covid pulmonary fibrosis were observed among people coming for routine scanning.
“Unfortunately, medical practitioners at small towns and villages have not bothered to take notice of mild symptoms. A large number of patients of incipient fibrosis remain asymptomatic,” said Dr Sarabha.
Gastroenterologists on the other hand have warned against compounding of abdominal ailments due to irregular eating habits and changed lifestyle in the festive season.
Dr Kartik Goyal cautioned patients suffering from gastric, intestinal and liver ailments to remain cautious as festivities normally result in higher consumption of oily and junk food.
Dr Goyal said these disorders, though non-communicable, are independent predictors of future risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and other metabolic syndromes like hypertension, abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia and glucose intolerance.