Kumaran Medical Center advises ways to prevent heart disease during winters

December 30, 2021 1:53 p.m. STI

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) [India], Dec 30 (ANI/NewsView): Coimbatore’s best multi-specialty hospital – KMC (Kumaran Medical Center) focuses on building a healthy society with its exemplary medical services.
In this framework, Cardiology specialists – Dr. A. Eswaran MD., DNB (Cardio), FSCAI and Dr. K. Karthik MD., DNB (Cardiology) give a vivid explanation and raise awareness about the high risk of heart attack in winter. They claim that the risk of heart attack is 30% higher in winter.
Talking about the main causes of heart attack in winter, cardiologists Dr. A. Eswaran and Dr. K. Karthik from Kumaran Medical Center said that since the body needs to keep warm during winter, there will be an increased need of blood circulation. Thus, the heart works hard to circulate the blood. The intense cold leads to a narrowing of the blood vessels. It also narrows the blood vessel that supplies the heart.
Due to these actions, the heart gets tired during the winter, which could be one of the reasons for the increase heart attack risk.
As perspiration decreases during the winter, the salt and water content of the body increases. This leads to an increase in blood pressure in the body. This is also an important reason for causing a heart attack in winter. During the cold season, hormonal changes occur in the body, which will lead to a high risk of a blood clot forming. Due to the cold winter, many people do not wake up early in the morning and skip their regular exercises. Skipping their regular physical activities also increases the risk of heart attack. Usually, the winter season stimulates the appetite. Therefore, many people eat a lot and certain unhealthy eating habits can lead to a high risk of heart attack.
The instructions given by cardiologists for prevent heart disease in winter are given below
Older people – who have less muscle mass, cannot stand intense cold. Hence, it leads to heart diseases.
People who already have heart problems are at higher risk of heart attack in cold weather.
People who smoke and consume alcohol – have an increased risk of heart disease.

People who skip their regular exercises also lead to heart attack.
How to avoid heart problems in winter?
Recommendations from Kumaran Medical Center cardiologists to take care of your heart
Avoid exposure to cold. If you want to go out, try to wear thermal clothes and cover yourself with sweaters, gloves, socks and shoes,
Avoid heavy exercise during this cold weather.
It is necessary to do a heart check-up during the winter season.
Winter brings the flu and respiratory problems can increase the risk of heart attack. Therefore, it is advisable to get the flu shot and avoid heart disease during this season.
Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption during the winter, which can increase the risk of heart attack.
Dr. A. Eswaran and Dr. K. Karthik asked vulnerable people to follow the recommendations given to avoid the greatest risk of heart attack during winter.
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