Heart Attack In Winter: Cases of heart attack are increasing in winter, know experts the reasons and methods of prevention
At present, the havoc of cold continues in the whole country. With the increasing cold, the cases of deaths due to heart attacks are also increasing rapidly. In such a situation, experts tell about its reason and some important ways to avoid it-
Heart Attack In Winter: Winter continues to wreak havoc in many parts of the country including Delhi. Cold winds and dense fog have greatly affected the lives of the people. Heart patients are most affected in this season. For some time, due to increasing cold, news of deaths due to heart attack is continuously coming to the fore. In many cities including Kanpur, heart patients are dying due to colds. In such a situation, it is very important to take care of yourself in this season. Especially people suffering from serious problems like heart disease should take special care of themselves in this cold season. We spoke to Dr. Naveen Bhamri, Director and HOD (Cardiology), Max Super Specialty Hospital (Shalimar Bagh), and Dr. Naveen Bhamri, Senior Consultant Cardiology and Cardio Thoracic Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, to know about the frequent deaths due to cold and the measures to avoid it. Spoke to Varun Bansal.
Why heart attacks increase in winter
Dr. Naveen Bhamri explains that various studies around the world have proved that the risk of a heart attack in the winter season is twice as high as compared to the summer season. In winter, our heart has to work twice as hard to pump blood. The low temperature causes the blood vessels to temporarily constrict. This increases blood pressure because more pressure is needed to push blood through narrowed veins and arteries. In such a situation, there is a lot of trouble with the blood flow and the muscles of the heart do not get enough oxygen. Because of this, blood clots start forming in winter, which increases the chances of a heart attack. The risk of a heart attack in winter also increases significantly in these people-
In obese people
Previous heart condition
In people with high blood pressure
Cold and pollution increasing danger
On the other hand, according to Dr. Varun Bansal, the difficulties of heart patients increase a lot in this cold which is wreaking havoc. Actually, in the cold season, cold and increased pollution together make many changes in our bodies. In such a situation, due to a sudden increase in blood pressure due to cold, blood clots start forming in the veins. Because of this, the cases of heart attack and brain attack start increasing. It has been observed over the years that heart disease and stroke-related deaths increase in people during winter months. In such a situation, our body needs enough heat to protect itself from the cold. Heart disease and heart attack are directly related to our lifestyle. In such a situation, by making some appropriate and necessary changes in our lifestyle, we can keep ourselves healthy in winter.
Leading a healthy lifestyle and being health conscious can help all of us avoid these situations. To keep your heart healthy, the following precautions should be taken-
Protect yourself from the cold
To stay safe in the winter season, it is most important that you protect yourself from the cold. Try to wear enough clothes to keep your body warm in severe winter. Also, avoid going out in the early morning or late at night.
Eat a healthy diet
If you are a heart patient, then to keep yourself healthy in winter, eat a healthy diet. For this, you can include a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, poultry and fish without skin, nuts, etc. in your diet.
Be physically active
According to cardiologists, 150 minutes of exercise a week is very beneficial for heart patients. In such a situation, to keep yourself healthy, you must remain physically active. If it is cold outside, then you can keep yourself active at home through brisk walking, aerobics, yoga, dancing, home workout, or meditation.
Monitor your vitals
If you are suffering from problems like blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, vitamin D, blood sugar, kidney, or vascular, then take special care of it in winter and keep checking your vitals from time to time.
Manage your stress level
The winter season can often increase stress and anxiety levels. In addition, when you experience depression, anxiety, or stress, your heart rate, and blood pressure increase, which reduces blood flow to the heart and your body produces higher levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. Is. So over time, these effects can lead to heart disease.
Pay attention to changes in the body
Many changes often occur in the body during the winter season. In such a situation, talk to your cardiologist immediately if you notice any symptoms like pain in the middle or left side of the chest, shortness of breath and lightheadedness, and feeling tired for a few days.