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Dr. Tsubokura's Radiation Lecture Vol.140

Author: Masaharu Tsubokura PhD.

Editors: Akihiko Ozaki M.D.,PhD., Yuki Senoo MUDr.

279. Beware of rapid changes in the surrounding environment

 As of May 14, 2020, the Japanese government has lifted the COVID-19 state of emergency in Fukushima Prefecture, and many people are slowly resuming their daily routines. Still, careful consideration is needed for making any changes in our living environment, particularly in the post-coronavirus phase.

In my outpatient office, I see many patients who have a variety of complaints.

 For instance, disrupted lifestyle and reduced daily exercise due to the coronavirus pandemic led to increased weight and worsened blood glucose control in patients with pre-existing diabetes. Furthermore, many patients complained of sleep disturbances associated with increased screen time and time spent teleworking or working abnormal work hours.