The Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) of Baja California Sur calls on the eligible and disenfranchised population to take extreme precautions in the face of climate changes that occur in the city, to avoid diseases such as influenza, especially in weak ones.
The assistant coordinator of Public Health, Dr. Diana Erika Gómez Campos, explained that acute respiratory infections are common during the winter and although the climate in the region continues to be warm, the decrease in temperature can affect this type of disease, especially in children under 5 years old and older adults.
He stated that within the vulnerable groups, there are also people with chronic degenerative diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, obesity, cancer, and pulmonary emphysema who have no control over these conditions.
In this sense, it is important that this group, in the presence of respiratory symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath, chest, bone, and joint pain, do not self-medicate and go to a check-up with their doctor too. examined and determined by an expert, the medical protocol to be followed.
“Leading a healthy life is important in this risk group, in that sense exercising, eating healthy and protecting yourself from sudden temperature changes is a priority to avoid the disease; as well as eating fruits and vegetables and disinfecting them before eating, also drinking plenty of fluids, are preventive actions that must continue to be implemented,” commented Gómez Campos.