Srinagar : Specialists Affiliation Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday said the quantity of coronary episode and stroke patients at Kashmir emergency clinics copies in winter.
“There is increment in number of passings from coronary episodes and strokes during cold weather months,” said DAK President and flu master Dr Nisar ul Hassan.
Not only elderly people, but young and healthy individuals come to hospitals with massive heart attacks and strokes and some of them are brought dead,” he said.
DAK President said chill of winter increases your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
“Research shows that there are up to 53 percent more heart attacks in winter than in summer,” he said.
Quoting a study published in European Journal of Epidemiology, Dr Nisar said for every 2.9 degree centigrade decline in temperature, the number of strokes in general population goes up by 11 percent. But among those already at high risk due to raised blood pressure, smoking or being overweight the increase is 30 percent.
“Bone chilling temperatures contract veins that expansion circulatory strain which makes cardiovascular failure or stroke more probable,” he said adding “the blood will in general be thicker and stickier during outrageous cold which makes it simpler to cluster.”
Dr Nisar said this colder time of year Coronavirus is a major factor. In the event that you contract the infection, you are at an expanded danger of having a coronary episode or stroke. Coronavirus causes intense and extreme irritation that develops fat stores in the inward dividers of the veins. These fat stores remove and stall out in heart or mind where they block the blood stream.
“Influenza of winter additionally uplifts the danger of these cases,” he said adding “absence of daylight during winter leaves individuals nutrient D lacking which is related with expanded danger of biting the dust from respiratory failure or stroke.”
“While we can’t change the weather, we can take precautions to protect ourselves from heath risks of cold weather. Keep yourself warm to prevent from cold temperature. If you move out, dress in layers, wear a hat, gloves and scarf. Avoid going out in chill for walk and move your workout inside. Get your annual flu shot, follow Covid-19 guidelines and don’t forget to take your vitamin D,” suggested Dr Nisar.