Why Are Ventilators Important In Fighting #Coronavirus?
During the coronavirus break, you may have heard nations mentioning ventilators. It is a critical tool in fighting the infection of coronavirus.
What is A Ventilator? It is a machine that helps a patient breathe. This machine pumps oxygen into the lungs and removes carbon dioxide through a tube.
For patients with the worst effects of coronavirus infection, a ventilator offers the best chance of survival.
Why Is A Ventilator Important In Fighting Coronavirus Infection?
COVID 19 Virus causes damage to the lungs. The body’s immune system detects this and expands blood vessels so more immune cells enter.
Also, it can cause fluid to enter the lungs, making it harder to breathe, and causing the body’s oxygen levels to drop.
A machine ventilator is used to push air, with increased levels of oxygen, into the lungs.
Also, the ventilator also has a humidifier, which modifies adds heat and moisture to the medical air so it matches the patient’s body temperature.
Patients use this medication to relax their respiratory muscles so their breathing can be fully regulated by the machine.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), some 80% of people with Covid-19 – the disease caused by coronavirus – recover without needing hospital treatment.