For those who are afraid of heat, the appearance of air conditioning is the greatest invention of the 20th century. When the heat is unbearable, when you pick up the remote control board and press the button, the cool wind can come slowly after a [drop] sound, which is very pleasant! It is because of comfort that many people are basically reluctant to go out in summer. Little imagine, doing so is likely to bring harm to their health. If you are the same, turn on the air conditioner for more than 7 hours a day, it is necessary to see what Dr. Clove said. Is air conditioning really a disease? Overuse of air conditioners, It will not have a direct causal relationship with any disease. As far as modern medicine is concerned, Air conditioning is not a disease in itself. However, studies have shown that people who have been in air-conditioned rooms for a long time are more likely to suffer from physical discomfort than people who are in air-ventilated rooms, thus having potential effects on their health. What effects may it have on our health? Cold: Although the symptoms of catching a cold are similar to those of a cold, But catching a cold is not a cold. When the temperature difference is too large, In order to combat the low temperature, The body’s thermoregulatory center will make urgent adjustments. People may suffer from nasal obstruction, runny nose, diarrhea and other symptoms, which is catching cold. Allergic diseases: If the indoor air is not circulating and you are a person with allergic constitution, it may cause rhinitis, itchy eyes, headache, vertigo and dyspnea. What is more serious is that it may also lead to pneumonia or asthma. Dry nasal cavity and skin: Due to the refrigeration mechanism of the air conditioner, the cold air blown out by the air conditioner is mostly relatively low in relative humidity, which may lead to dry nasal cavity and skin; Upper respiratory tract infection: dry nasal mucosa reduces the resistance of bacteria entering the human body from respiratory tract, making people prone to upper respiratory tract infection; It is difficult to tolerate high temperature: stay in an air-conditioned room for a long time, once you go out, you may not be able to tolerate high temperature; Spread diseases: Air conditioning is often placed in homes or offices, which are areas with relatively high population density. Once one of them gets sick, it can quickly spread to others when the air is not circulating. How can [cool] and [healthy] be combined? The existence of these health effects does not mean that we cannot use air conditioning. On the contrary, as long as we pay attention to the methods, we may have both [cool] and [healthy]. How should we do it? (1) No matter young people or middle-aged and old people, when turning on the air conditioner, don’t let the temperature difference between indoor and outdoor be too large, and try to keep the room temperature between 24 ℃ and 25 ℃; (2) Please ask professionals to repair and clean the air conditioner regularly, at least once a year; (3) Use humidifiers to make the indoor humidity between 60% and 70%. Some studies have shown that when the air humidity reaches about this range, the transmission capacity of cold virus can be rapidly reduced. (4) Turn off the air conditioner and open the window for ventilation when people are not at home at night; (5) Get into the habit of drinking water and moisturizing your skin. [Air conditioning disease] is not a disease, but due to its special use, excessive use may lead to discomfort and potential health threats. Try the method Dr. Clove told you to try so that everyone can spend the hot summer healthily and comfortably.