Living in skyscrapers can be hazardous to health

(ORDO NEWS) — According to doctors, a long stay in such buildings can adversely affect the cardiovascular system.

Russian doctors called living in skyscrapers dangerous to health. The choice of such housing can adversely affect the cardiovascular system, the functioning of internal organs, or even provoke mental disorders.

As noted by the chief physician of Invitro-Moscow Sergey Khomyakov, it is possible to stay in skyscrapers, that is, buildings at least 100 meters high, for several days or even months without harm to the body.

However, permanent residence in them can lead to serious problems. This is due to a large crowd of people, an unfavorable visual environment and a subconscious fear of high altitude.

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When climbing high-speed elevators, it can lay ears, which is associated with sudden changes in atmospheric pressure.

And low-frequency infrasonic vibrations, characteristic of skyscrapers, can negatively affect the functioning of the nervous and cardiovascular systems. This can manifest as nausea, dizziness, fear, and pain in the heart or abdomen.

In addition, windows usually do not open in skyscrapers, and the air flow there goes only through the ventilation system – and this is fraught with the rapid spread of infections, the doctor concluded.

Candidate of Medical Sciences, general practitioner Aleksey Khukhrev believes that living in skyscrapers in the first place will be uncomfortable for people suffering from problems with the middle ear. They are better off choosing apartments in other buildings – or at least on the lower floors.

“A height of 100 meters is enough for a significant pressure drop. And if a person does not have a valve that equalizes the pressure between the middle ear and atmospheric air or paranasal sinuses, he may experience discomfort and even pain when climbing the elevator.This can be a significant limiting point.”

Also, adds Khukhrev, residents may face difficulties if the elevators are turned off: it will be especially difficult for people with heart diseases to climb to the upper floors.

All the rest, the doctor believes, may well live in skyscrapers – it is quite possible to adapt to the high height and other features of buildings.


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