Spring, especially early spring, a sudden increase in the morbidity and mortality of pneumonia in the elderly, why is this?
Chinese medicine believes that the case of the five organs lung, lung Jiao dirty, fickle spring, hot and cold, cloudy, rainy weather and poor adaptability weak resistance, vulnerable to invasion by pathogenic cold, leading to lung deficiency caused by pneumonia . From a physiological point of view, the aging of the elderly respiratory, bronchial epithelial atrophy, cup-shaped cell hyperplasia, clear functional decline, coupled with thymus involution T cells decreased immune function, prone to pneumonia.
Pneumonia is a common disease of the elderly. According to statistics, the incidence of pneumonia increase with age skyrocketed. According to clinical observation, the following should be highly vigilant: First, unexplained mental atrophy, and do not think of eating or bedridden; delayed healing after a cold and breathing speed up, facial flushing, lips cyanosis; Third, the short term orbital subsidence, pulse breakdown, drop in blood pressure, cold hands and feet; Shenpi force lack, apathy, lethargy; five “old chronic bronchitis patients, shortness of breath, phlegm, yellow or mixed with bloodshot eyes.
The elderly pneumonia critical in the prevention, a whatever, and actively participate in physical exercise, to enhance health and improve disease resistance. Second, rational nutrition, add sufficient amount of high-quality protein, vitamins, trace elements and food at the same time, it is appropriate to eat more Yin and lungs foods, such as pears, lily, fungus, sesame, radish, etc.. Third, it is necessary to pay attention to the bedroom Health. Elderly bedroom should always be kept clean, fresh air, plenty of sunshine, temperature, humidity and suitable disinfected regularly. Fourth, we need to according to traditional Chinese medicine “diseases from cold since" the wind is riddled with long theory, attention to disease prevention, wind and warm against the cold pathogen invasion, caused by a cold.