Heart patients, watch out for this weather! Cardiology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Cem Doğan said, "If you have heart disease, cold weather can be dangerous and even life-threatening. If you are in a cold environment, be sure to take precautions that can reduce your risk."
Health Sciences University (SBU) Koşuyolu High Specialization Training and Research Hospital Cardiology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Stating that cold air can be dangerous and even life-threatening for people with heart disease, Cem Doğan said, "If you are in a cold environment, be sure to take precautions that can reduce your risk."
Assoc. Dr. Stating that cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of death for men and women, Doğan said that it is important to pay attention to the special effect of winter weather on the cardiovascular system.
"As the temperature decreases, the frequency of heart attacks, chest pain and other heart-related problems increases." Doğan said the effects of cold air on the cardiovascular system as follows: "With the effect of cold air, the blood vessels shrink and narrow. This constriction causes some problems in the heart and vascular system. The heart has to work harder to pump oxygen-rich blood to the body. In the coronary arteries. Constriction can cause chest pain that can spread to the shoulders, arms or neck. Raises blood pressure. Increases the risk of sudden worsening of symptoms, hospitalization, and even death in people with heart failure. Rhythm disturbances increase the risk of irregular rhythm (atrial fibrillation). It increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and lung clots. If you have heart disease, cold weather can be dangerous and even life threatening. If you are in a cold environment, be sure to take precautions that may reduce your risk.
"ATTENTION TO LIQUID CONSUMPTION ALSO IN WINTER"
Expressing that hypothermia occurs when exposed to cold air for an unusual period of time, when the body temperature drops dangerously and is another risk for the cardiovascular system, Doğan said: "Hypothermia causes the heart, nervous system and other organs to function incorrectly. and can lead to heart failure or death. Symptoms of hypothermia include weak heart rate, slurred speech, tremors, and confusion.
Cold weather gardening, outdoor exercise programs such as jogging or jogging, or jogging quickly, are activities that can increase cardiovascular risk. If a person is not used to physical activity, cold weather makes all these activities potentially dangerous. There are ways to reduce the effects of cold air on the heart and vascular system. First of all, it is necessary to know whether there are any problems by having regular physical examinations. Also, it is recommended that you consult a doctor or cardiologist before starting or continuing any outdoor exercise program. Simple measures to be taken after these controls will help us have a healthy winter season. "
Assoc. Dr. Cem Doğan stated that exposure to cold limits the time spent in cold weather and outside �% A