Is chest pain during winter a sign of a heart attack? Know what health experts say - Newztezz Online


Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Is chest pain during winter a sign of a heart attack? Know what health experts say

Mild winter has started in North India. In this changing season, cold winds bring with them many diseases.

Mild winter has started in North India. Winter brings with it many diseases along with cold winds. During cold weather, old people often complain of chest pain. Which is sometimes very harmful. But what if we tell you that these can also be early signs of a heart attack. Some experts and researchers found that the risk of heart attack doubles in winter.

Heart attacks occur due to this reason in winter

Heart attack which is also called myocardial infarction. This happens when the heart muscle does not get proper blood. When blood does not reach the muscles for a long time, the heart muscles get damaged, which can lead to a heart attack. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that of the estimated 1.79 crore deaths from cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in 2019, 85% were due to heart attack and stroke.

American Heart Association (AHA)

According to a report shared by the American Heart Association (AHA), the winter holiday season contributes more to heart attack deaths than any other time of year. Citing a study published in the journal Circulation, the AHA reported that more cardiovascular deaths occur on December 25 than any other day of the year. The second highest number of cardiovascular deaths occurs on December 26, and the third highest number occurs on January 1.

Why are there more heart attacks during winter?

No exact reason has been found for more heart attacks in winter. But the biggest reason behind this could be cold air. During this time blood circulation starts shrinking. And BP increases. Due to increase in BP, there is a lot of pressure on the heart. 

Winter has often been compared to stress and emotional stress. Due to which the risk of heart attack increases. 

In winter, due to cold air, people go out less, due to which the activity starts decreasing compared to the rest of the season. Possible weight gain. And heart health starts deteriorating. 

While chest pain can be a symptom of a heart attack:

Acid reflux or heartburn which can cause heartburn. Mimics symptoms similar to a heart attack.

Infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia, which cause inflammation of the lungs, can cause chest pain.

To differentiate a heart attack from normal chest pain, it is important to look for other symptoms and specific distinguishing features. In case of a heart attack, you may also experience this.

Unbearable chest pain, often spreading to the left arm, neck, or jaw

shortness of breath, with chest tightness or a feeling of fullness

Sweat and heart palpitations.

Disclaimer: Before implementing the method, methods and suggestions mentioned in this article, please consult a doctor or related expert.

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