myth or reality? What happens if you stay current?

In Romania, “current” is the main cause for various ailments and symptoms. However, worldwide, this fear has no scientific explanation. On the contrary, in the West, doctors recommend people to ventilate enclosed spaces as often as possible, in order to sanitize rooms and eliminate the accumulation of microbes present in the air. Is “current” just a myth, or does it have a scientific explanation? What happens if you stay current?

In the West, experts believe that closed, unventilated spaces favor the appearance of diseases. In Romania, however, the situation is different. Romanians are afraid of the “current” and consider that this is the factor that leads to the appearance of many diseases. What is the reality about drafts and what happens if you stay in the current?

In the current pandemic context, frequent ventilation of the premises is essential to reduce the risk of the new coronavirus spreading. However, this contradicts the Romanian mentality about the much feared current.

Mikhail Pautov, a general surgeon, explains exclusively for Digi 24 how it can have a scientific explanation and can be responsible for the aggravation of some diseases. However, the current acts more on diseases already present in the body. Thus, it cannot cause new diseases, but it can activate, to a certain extent, those that already exist in the body.

How can it affect the body?

“Lowering the body temperature by 1.5 degrees Celsius, so if we lower the temperature in any area by 1.5 degrees Celsius, viral and bacterial replication in that area increases. And there is a logical explanation for this. There is an ideal temperature at which viruses and bacteria grow and make cultures and that is 33 degrees Celsius “, explains Mihail Pautov.

How does the current activate pre-existing conditions?

“I give you the example of a man who comes to the dentist with a swollen jaw and complains that the current has drawn him. It is not the current that is the direct cause of that swollen mass. That mass was not well cared for, those teeth were not washed properly, he did not go to the dentist, he has a caries, he has an onset of infection in that area and if he goes by train and draws it for half an hour the current, that is the predisposing factor, say, which causes the temperature in the respective mass to decrease and an abscess to form.

Unfortunately, our man is right: he drew the current and has an abscess because of that current, but of course, with an initial predisposition “, adds the doctor.

Thus, the current has a scientific explanation, but it must be emphasized that it does not have the capacity to develop new diseases. It can activate only some initial predispositions present in the body.

Source: Doctorul Zilei by

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