50-year-old Tata Motors exec lost his life last weekend – a very unfortunate incident. Those who have been doing outdoor exercise with masks on, this is a wake-up call.
On Friday evening, he walked for 5 odd km (with a mask of course) and may have run the last one before heading home. He removed his shoes and had warm water and just collapsed … held his fist tight and had an instant cardiac arrest. Since it was home, help came immediately and within a few mins they checked his oxygen and the meter was blank.
There was no pulse at all… they tried to revive him but in vain and rushed him to Holy Spirit and even before they reached the hospital, his back was showing shades of blue which indicates lack of oxygen. Finally, the doctors said the heart lacked oxygen to pump blood. With the body’s pumping action disrupted, the heart cannot pump blood to the brain, lungs, and other organs. Seconds later, a person loses consciousness and has no pulse. Death occurs within minutes.
Sad but true!
It is requested not to run or even brisk walks with masks.
Our body may not show signs; (or we ignore signs of breathlessness or shortness of breath or heavy chest, suffocation, dizziness, headache while walking/ running with masks) and suddenly one may collapse like this)