Attention runners! Why not wear a mask while Jogging

26-year-old resident of Wuhan, the Chinese went for a run in a medical mask, and suddenly felt a pain in chest and suffocation. The guy did an emergency surgery in critical condition his lungs. Doctors believe the main cause is wearing a mask.

Attention runners! Why not wear a mask while Jogging

Attention runners! Why not wear a mask while Jogging

26-year-old resident of Wuhan, known as Zhang Ping, was taken to the Central hospital of the city after he began to choke and felt a strong chest pain while Jogging. By the time the guy ran about 4 miles, he was wearing a protective mask.

Attention runners! Why not wear a mask while Jogging

The inspection revealed that the left lung of the patient was compressed by 90 percent and the heart has shifted to the right. He was diagnosed with a spontaneous pneumothorax — air outlet outside light without any direct damage to the lungs or thorax.

Attention runners! Why not wear a mask while Jogging

According to doctors, all because of wearing the mask while running. Dr. Chen Bazzoni, the chief physician of hospital of Wuhan, suggested that the patient is prone to pneumothorax because he was "very tall and rather skinny young man" (a pneumothorax is more common in men tall and slim build aged 20 to 40 years and smokers).

However, the collapse was caused by a sudden increase of pressure in the lungs of the patient due to the intense run in the mask. The doctor warned that the wearing of a protective mask while running is dangerous, because the coating of the mouth and nose can make breathing.

Attention runners! Why not wear a mask while Jogging

By the way, Chinese students want to ban wearing masks during physical education lessons because of health risks. Parents raised the issue after may 7, 14-year-old student from Hunan province in Central China died suddenly while participating in a sports lesson in the mask. Later, two more students died during physical training in protective masks.

Keywords: Running | Hospital | Chinese | Mask

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