Prolonged Wearing Of Facemasks May Cause Health Issues: The COVID – 19 took the world by surprise, like a thief in that has come in the night. It appeared that most countries and therefore, individuals for that matter are not prepared.
Since the inception of the pandemic, many scientists and health experts ponder on how to find a vaccine for it. As of now, there is no vaccine for the deadly coronavirus. The behavior of the virus and the mode of spreading have been found. Among the recommendations given is the use of facemasks or nose mask to prevent the droplet from entering the nostril and mouth.
But do we know that wearing a facemask or nose mask for long may cause oxygen deficiency in the blood? The mask blocks the free flow of oxygen to the nose, while the carbon dioxide is readily available in the marks as it is exhaled. There will not be much oxygen and the same carbon dioxide that has been exhaled will be inhaled repeatedly. This will result in a decrease in oxygen in the blood. It is a health concern!
I do not know whether much education has been made in that area. The facemask or nose mask is supposed to be won when in a crowd, I mean where two or more are gathered. But you will see many people in their private vehicles still wearing these marks even though there is nobody with them. Your body needs oxygen to function properly. The solution is simple; only wear facemasks when you are with two or more people and not when you are alone!
Prolonged wearing of facemasks brings several health implications, first of all, it causes discomfort. You are restricted in a certain way, you find it difficult to breathe and talk. Those that have weak systems may experience loss of reflexes and conscious thought. Do you know if it is inadequate, oxygen getting to the brain causes a stroke?
Prolonged wearing of facemasks results in fatigue. Anyone who wears nose or face marks for long can attest to this fact. You feel weak but you do not know what is causing it. Some may also experience headaches. I will like to emphasize that, when you are in a car alone, do not wear face or nose marks, the stale air that you are breathing might make you lose consciousness.
I will recommend you to use it if someone is close to you. Also, lift your nose or facemasks every 10 to 15 minutes to allow fresh air in. it makes sense, do not let the prevention of one disease be the cause of another!
Those who already have some form of respiratory challenges, like asthma and the like are most vulnerable. Prolonged wearing facemasks may cause hypercapnia that is too much carbon dioxide in the blood.
The symptoms include but not limited to fatigue, headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, feeling disoriented, flushing of the skin, and shortness of breath. Stern symptoms include a loss of consciousness and coma.
To conclude is to say that, the negative effects of a mask depends on how long the wearer wears it, his or her health conditions, any pre-existing respiratory illnesses, and the type of mask.
Masks are like other measures that prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. It must be worn wisely. Coronavirus is spreading fast, but wear your nose or facemasks well and do not forget other precautionary measures like social distancing, and cover your coughs and sneezes.