PM 2.5 dust is dangerous. “Heart-blood vessels” as you would expect.

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Did you know that small dust particles no larger than 2.5 microns or  PM 2.5 dust not only spread into the respiratory system and bloodstream and have a negative effect on the functioning of various organs in the body, but can also harm the heart? Severe to the point of heart failure (Heart Failure) and heart attack (Heart Attack). Therefore, avoiding PM 2.5 dust is something that you must be aware of and be careful about. To keep our hearts strong for a long time

PM 2.5 dust is dangerous. "Heart-blood vessels" as you would expect.

Dr. Chattanong Yodwut, cardiologist Head of Heart Fitness Center Bangkok Heart Hospital said that air pollution or dust in the air is a risk factor that can cause heart disease. The latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that more than 20% of cardiovascular deaths are attributable to air pollution, and more than 3 million people die every year. The World Health Organization stated that If there is more than 10 – 25 micrograms of PM 2.5 dust in the air in 1 cubic meter, then the body ingests it continuously for a long period of time, causing inflammation. Affects blood clotting. The function of endothelial cells Causes chronic diseases including heart disease, lung disease, and cancer.

Effects of PM 2.5 dust on the heart

If it occurs acutely, it will result in brittle blood vessels, broken blood vessels, and in patients with heart disease. This small dust or PM 2.5 dust will stimulate existing diseases to become more severe. In the long term, the impact will be changes at the cellular level. Stimulates inflammation throughout the body Blood vessels become more thick. Causes the muscle walls of blood vessels to grow. It is as dangerous to the body as people who smoke. In the future, it is expected to increase as one of the main risk factors for heart disease.

According to the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), air pollution is increasing the number of deaths in Europe. The death rate is increasing to 800,000 people per year. A new method of modeling the impact of various external air pollution sources on death rates found that 40 – 80% of deaths are caused by Coronary artery disease (CVD), such as heart attack and stroke In addition, researchers also found that air pollution This causes an estimated 8.8 million more deaths worldwide than the estimated 4.5 million. This means that air pollution causes more deaths each year than smoking. which cigarettes can be quit smoking But air pollution cannot be avoided. Air pollution is associated with cardiovascular disease. Including respiratory disease Because it causes blood vessel damage and increased stress. This results in higher rates of high blood pressure, diabetes , stroke, heart attack, ยูฟ่าเบท and heart failure.

How to protect your heart from PM 2.5 dust  

  1. Avoid doing outdoor activities on days with PM 2.5 dust. 
  2. Wear a mask or cover your nose.
  3. Install an air purifier
  4. Follow the news and follow the instructions closely. 5. If an abnormality occurs in the body, you should consult a doctor immediately.

Dr. Chattanong Yodwutthi, cardiologist Head of Heart Fitness Center Bangkok Heart Hospital Added that I want everyone to be aware of the effects of PM 2.5 dust on the heart when the body receives it in large quantities. It destroys blood vessels and the lining of blood vessels. Accelerates the hardening of blood vessels Accelerates the fragility of blood vessels to increase. Causes the risk of heart failure. Therefore, protecting yourself is important, even though there are many risk factors that cause heart disease. But air pollution is another important issue that should not be neglected. If you have any abnormal symptoms, you should see a doctor immediately. And if you know that you are at risk for heart disease Your heart should be checked by your doctor every year.