Physiological and Psychological Effects of Wearing Facemask and Their Potential Health Consequences

April 19, 2021 By godfrey

This is taken from a Stanford Study. Here is the PDF

Physiological EffectsPsychological EffectHealth Consequences
•Hypoxemia
•Hypercapnia
•Shortness of breath
•Increase lactate concentration
•Decline in pH levels
•Acidosis
•Toxicity
•Inflammation
•Self-contamination
•Increase in stress hormones level (adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol)
•Increased muscle tension
•Immunosuppression
•Activation of “fight or flight” stress response
•Chronic stress condition
•Fear
•Mood disturbances
•Insomnia
•Fatigue
•Compromised cognitive performance
•Increased predisposition for viral and infection illnesses
•Headaches
•Anxiety
•Depression
•Hypertension
•Cardiovascular disease
•Cancer
•Diabetes
•Alzheimer disease
•Exacerbation of existing conditions and diseases
•Accelerated aging process
•Health deterioration
•Premature mortality
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306987720333028