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07 Nov
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Take care of your heart this winter

There have been studies that suggest that long-term air pollution is linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular/heart disease.


Reasons

- Because of cold weather smog & pollutants settle on ground leading to chest infections & breathing problems.

- In winters the BP rises and coronary arteries shrinks leading to lack of blood supply.

- As sweating doesn’t occur, the extra water gets accumulated in lungs leading to failure symptoms.

- Due to weather change various respiratory infections are more common.

Prevention

- People with weak heart should be particularly careful during winter season. Though they should continue to exercise regularly, they should modify their

timings, so as to avoid extreme weather.

- Salt & water intake should be reduced as there is no loss to sweating.

- Regularly monitor BP and if detected high, should be properly treated.

- Avoiding infections is another important aspect and before the onset of the season, influenza & pneumonia vaccines should be taken so as to prevent chest infections.

- If symptoms of infections are seen they should be promptly treated with proper use of antibiotics.

- Don’t skip your prescribed medication.

- Don’t skip medicine when you are feeling better

- Any side effects should be reported immediately to your treating doctor


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