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Be Careful of Respiratory Disease!

HIT : 4,709DATE : 2017-01-26

‘Severe’ Concentration of Fine Dust Every Day

Be Careful of Respiratory Disease!

 

The fine dusts are classified into fine dust having a diameter of 10 or less and ultrafine dust having a diameter of 2.5or less depending on the particle size. In the case of ultrafine dust with a small diameter, it penetrates deeply into the bronchus and lungs of the human body and can cause various respiratory diseases.

 

Diseases caused by fine dust in yellow dust

Usually dust and debris are filtered by our nose and mouth before they enter our bodies, reducing their direct effects on the body. However, the fine dust is too small to be filtered. These fine dusts penetrate into the airways or alveolus, and can directly cause cough or respiratory diseases.

 

The best way to protect our body from such fine dust is to refrain from going out if the concentration of fine dust is high. Special attention should be paid to children, elderly people, and chronic respiratory disease patients. If you have to go out inevitably, you should wear a mask.

 

Let’s overcome fine dust in everyday life!
First, let’s drink water often. If total body fluid is high, it can prevent the invasion of disease virus. When you drink water, lukewarm water or warm water is effective rather than cold water.

 

Second, let’s wash hands frequently. In addition, it not only prevents people from catching a cold in the change of seasons but also prevents diseases caused by suddenly increased fine dust or yellow dust during the change of seasons.



 

Third, let’s take regular health screening. Fine dust threatens respiratory health. It is known that the incidence of lung cancer increases by 9% every time when the ultrafine dust concentration is increased by 10/. There are many claims that women who do not smoke are deeply involved in the surge of lung cancer and fine dust. It is very helpful to take a low dose chest computed tomography (CT) examination periodically for prevention / early diagnosis / early treatment of lung cancer due to fine dust. Low-dose chest CT is relatively safe because it has significantly lower radiation exposure than normal CT and it is better to take low-dose chest CT once every year after the first examination.





Professor Lee Yong Won

Practice Areas: Allergic diseases(respiratory, skin, whole body), food and drug allergy/side effects, special examination for allergy and immunotherapy, other allergic diseases

Catholic Kwandong University International St. Mary’s Hospital, Pulmonology Internal Medicine, Professor

Catholic Kwandong University, School of Medicine, Associate Professor

Severance Hospital, Clinical Assistant Professor

Severance Hospital, Internship and Residency

Yonsei University College of Medicine, M.S./Ph.D.