Post-Covid, records show that children and aged individuals are the ones that are more prone to suffering from infections. It is also observed that the immunity levels of people have reduced and hence their bodies are very easily affected by various infections. According to a report from the World Health Organization, almost 7-10 crore people are prone to get affected by some infection, and millions of children under 5 years die due to them. So, this world sepsis day, it is of prime importance that we create Awareness Of Sepsis and also about its importance and how we can work towards reducing its negative impact on people.
Here are a few features you should know about Sepsis:
Sepsis is a life-threatening infection that is caused by microorganisms. Every time a person is infected, the body temperature fluctuates and the heart beats faster than usual. The person also tends to breathe faster, experiences extreme lethargy, severe chills, fatigue, urinating less, sees a drop in BP, increases confusion, and many more symptoms.
Sepsis is generally diagnosed by blood culture, carbaR, and bio fire test. This is a deadly disease that is caused due to the spread of toxic substances and also due to contact with the bloodstream of the infected person. If not treated immediately, there are chances that the infection spreads within the body of the individual, which may also cause the patient to die.
Cases of Sepsis being registered in the Guntur district every day:
It has been observed that there are at least around 2 to 3 patients visiting a doctor every day due to infections. Doctors have observed an increase in cases post covid, and if it is not treated on time, the patients suffer serious infections where they are admitted to the ICU. 50 percent of the infections are caused in the lungs and later spreads to the kidneys, brain, urinary tract, skin, and other parts.
Precautions to be taken:
Always maintain a balanced diet that aids in boosting your immunity. Include good vitamins, carbohydrates, mineral salts in equal proportions in your diet. As cleanliness takes up a major role in preventing infections, ensure the areas you live in are cleaned regularly, and maximum hygiene is maintained at all times.
– Dr. Revuri Harikrishna, Infections Specialist, Guntur.