Although family doctors encounter the same health problems as always, well known to them, they have discovered in their consultations that specific pathologies extend throughout the year at certain times or seasons and can be found in almost no time.
“Before the respiratory virus accumulated in the winter and the flow began in December. After the pandemic, the masks dropped, but it appeared for a very long time,” explains Dr. Fernando Montiel, family doctor in the Rondilla I health center in Valladolid.
And the tidal wave, which in the summer of 2022 was more and stronger, does not affect us too much in the office, because there are the same questions and concerns, but they start earlier and can be repeated many times, but they are. they are the same. In the workplace, the ones who can notice it the most are the hospitals, because someone who works outside and has a heat stroke or a backup ends up in the ER,” he points out.
However, “in chronic pathologies and more vulnerable, as in the elderly,” special care must be taken, especially with hydration. The elderly do not perceive the sign of thirst, they have lost their senses and will not drink water, they will not notice that they need it and become dehydrated. You need to be very careful because, apart from the occasional caregiver or help they have at home, they will no longer be left alone in the afternoon, and it is also common for them to urinate…needs and those liquids. It is more difficult for children, because they are never alone. And in homes there is usually an air conditioner: but in private houses it is rarer.
Extreme temperatures, especially the most important, affect “above all the elderly and patients with multiple pathologies, they suffer and the heat is a more dangerous element, not only clear;” but one thing will be poly-medicated that lose moisture and make it worse.
This family and community specialist believes that citizens are “more and more aware of the dangers of protecting themselves with clothes, not going out in the middle of the day, walking or exercising in the morning or late when the temperatures drop.”
Also “we discovered more problems with allergies, which come out and together with them respiratory problems that cause and now more come together with other pathologies like flu, covid, syncytial virus, especially in children … they are all. come out and mix more. And he adds not it has rained, environmental dryness and the fact that the air is not purified, also a negative factor, is not purified from pathogens.