The coronavirus outbreak has tested the resilience of humanity. Because of this pandemic, almost everybody has been affected. While government and health officials are busy thinking of ways on how to lessen the impact of this pandemic to its people, each of us is looking for ways to survive on our own. We need to learn and survive amidst this lockdown. Though government and private organizations are offering help in one way or another, we still need sustainable ways to help us get through amidst this pandemic, especially for families with low income and for those who have many family members.
But what is more bothersome is when talking about the health of the people. What will happen to those who need medical attention? For me, this should be the top priority of those who are in power. There are lots of issues that need to be addressed, but I think health should be given the most attention. I am glad to hear that quarantine facility are made available to those who tested positive so they can isolate themselves to further infection.
As of this time, most people probably realize that COVID 19 does not choose who to infect. People from all sorts of backgrounds may be infected – even doctors and high-ranking officials are not spared. But the World Health Organization emphasizes that there are also those groups of people who must be very careful because they are more prone to be contracted of the virus. These will be the elderly, children, and those people who have a pre-existing illness such as those who are immunocompromised like having diabetes, systemic lupus erythematosus, chronic kidney disease, COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or people with a severe heart condition.
This is why it has been a protocol from all over the world to minimize or prevent the exposure of these groups of people to the public. In our place, children and the elderly are prevented from going out unless there are emergencies like the need to be hospitalized or if they are feeling unwell and need to be looked upon by specialists. But being admitted to a hospital or even just the need to be checked up by a specialist during this pandemic is also a challenge since many specialists are not available during this time or are only operating at a limited time.
This bothers me since I know of certain people who are suffering from these illnesses and need to be checked up from time to time because they have daily medications required to keep them healthy. As much as they need to go to a specialist, but it is not encouraged nowadays since hospitals or clinics may be infected with the coronavirus disease. As the cliché saying goes, “It is better to be safe than sorry.”
But if you have symptoms which are unusual or is painful, one should not hesitate to visit a clinic or hospital for you to be checked through. A friend of mine has complained of dizziness when she stands for a longer period. This happened a few times already, so she decided to have her complaint checked. And after thorough testing, the doctor diagnosed her as having POTS or Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. It is a kind of illness that is caused by damage in the autonomic nervous system. This disorder is also known as dysautonomia, and POTS is just among those diseases caused by this disorder. POTS is a disorder in which the flow of blood throughout the body is affected. The good news is that it can be treated with proper exercise, diet, and proper medication.
With what has happened to my friend, people should be mindful of going out and always practice proper hygiene. And only go out when necessary. In this way, infected people will be minimized, and therefore, our specialists can also treat those who need more medical attention apart from COVID 19 patients.
Dysautonomia or autonomic dysfunction is a condition in which the autonomic nervous system (ANS) does not work properly. This may affect the functioning of the heart, bladder, intestines, sweat glands, pupils, and blood vessels. Dysautonomia has many causes, not all of which may be classified as neuropathic.