Doctor Tyazhelnikov: sudden changes in weather are unsafe for people with heart disease

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According to Andrei Tyazhelnikov, people with heart disease are often sensitive to weather fluctuations.

A sudden change in weather is normally tolerated by a healthy body, which is endowed with an adaptation mechanism. But in some people, the body’s adaptive capabilities are reduced, and therefore weather changes are more difficult for them to tolerate. In particular, sudden changes in weather are unsafe for people with heart disease, doctor Tyazhelnikov told the Moscow City News Agency about this.

“People suffering from pathologies of the heart and blood vessels, people weakened by others are especially sensitive to changes in climatic conditions chronic diseases, and the elderly,” he specified.
Tyazhelnikov warned that during periods of unstable, changeable weather, people at risk increase the risk of suffering from the consequences of a sudden surge in blood pressure or exacerbations of chronic diseases. They may also suffer from heart attacks and strokes.

The doctor stated that people with chronic diseases should have close access to medications during such periods that help stop exacerbations.

“If severe headaches or shortness of breath appear , chest pain, nausea, heart rate increases, significant jumps in blood pressure occur, you should seek medical help,” Tyazhelnikov advised.
How to avoid deterioration of health due to weather changes?The doctor noted that during unfavorable periods you need to rest more, avoid serious stress, and avoid stressful moments if possible. The diet should be light – you should avoid fried and starchy foods, hot spices, and alcohol.

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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Andrey Tyazhelnikov Andrey Tyazhelnikov Health, chief freelance specialist in primary health care, Moscow Department of Health