Why does the risk of stroke rise in the winter season in elders?

The winter season has come, in such a situation when the weather changes, with it a sudden change starts in our body, due to which we can get allergic. Let's say something about this. Therefore, give full time to this article till the end. And also, share some of your thoughts.

The winter season is said to be the season of health, but it can also harm the body in many cases. Too much cold increases the functioning of the heart. Blood vessels constrict, which increases the risk of stroke and heart attack along with increasing blood pressure.

The Risk Of Stroke Rise In The Winter

According to the European Journal of Epidemiology, people who are obese, smoke regularly or have high blood pressure have a 35 per cent higher risk of stroke and heart attack. The US agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that if blood pressure remains elevated, it can damage the heart and increase the risk of stroke.

Allergy cases increase up to 70% in winter. Whenever a person comes in contact with allergens, the body releases histamine chemicals into the blood, which causes sneezing, tearing, headache.

Allergens that cause allergies can range from 0.3 microns to 400 microns. The dust particles are 20 microns. Immunotherapy is given as a treatment in outpatients if the condition is severe. Allergies can be cured with some precautions and prevention at home also without spending more.

How to avoid stroke and heart diseases in the winter season?

Why these dangers increase in winter.

1- Increased blood pressure

In winter, the blood vessels constrict, forcing more pressure for the blood to pass through these constricted vessels. Due to this pressure, the blood pressure increases.

2- Higher risk of stroke

According to the American Heart Association, the blood becomes deep and viscous during extreme cold, making it easier to clot. In other words, the blood vessels become constricted. A blood clot causes most strokes. This clot can also restrain the passage of blood vessels to the brain.

3- Heart attack condition

According to the Icon School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, the immune system’s blood levels increase manifold to protect against colds and flu in winter. That causes plaque to accumulate on the arteries’ inner walls and increases the risk of a heart attack.

Some home remedies to prevent stroke and heart attack in winter.

Follow these easily available remedies during the winter season.

Twenty minutes of sunlight produces antibodies!

20 minutes of sunlight produces antibodies in large quantities to fight against diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) US, our immune system produces antibodies to fight bacteria or viruses.

In icy areas, the body starts making this antibody in excess when exposed to sunlight. Apart from this, sunlight also reduces inflammation and high blood pressure. Increases the ability of the brain to function.

Therefore make sure to enjoy at least 20 minutes of sunshine in winter every day. When your body is exposed to sunlight, it also produces vitamin D. Which is very important for your health.

The Risk Of Stroke Rise In The Winter.
The Risk Of Stroke Rise In The Winter

Do take Thirty per cent protein in diet!

Protein reduces appetite in winter, prevents weight gain. When the body is exposed to sunlight, serotonin hormone is released, which improves human mood. This hormone also releases carbohydrates.

Since the low intensity of sunlight in winter, the feeling of hunger is more. Protein reduces the appetite hormone ghrelin. If 30 to 35 per cent of the calories taken in food come from protein, appetite is reduced. It reduces the chances of gaining weight. That is why it is advisable to eat more protein in cold regions.

Exercising for 40 minutes reduces the risk of BP and stroke!

Exercising for 40 minutes reduces the risk of BP and stroke by 27%. In winter, 40 minutes of workout daily reduces the risk of high blood pressure and stroke by approx 27%. According to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience, people who exercise 30 to 40 minutes a day have a 28% lower risk of depression.

Some basic steps to prevent allergies caused by dust and smoke.

  1. Use sticky stuff instead of a dry one. Use a damp cloth instead of a dry cloth to wipe off the dust. The damp cloth sticks to the dust.
  2. 54 degree C. Wash clothes in hot water: Wash in water at least 54°C hot to remove dust mites from clothing.
  3. Wear a mask. An N-95 or FFP2 mask can filter out even 0.1 to 0.3-micron particles. These particles are up to 700 times smaller than a human hair.

When to consult a doctor:

  1. If you have cold, watery eyes or a persistent cough for specific days.
  2. You cannot sleep due to these symptoms, there is a need to be alert.
  3. If you have problems like a sinus infection, an unusual headache and related to the ear for a specific period.

Do not take any medicine on your own if you have symptoms associated with allergies. Do take medical advice.

Anti-inflammatory properties in ginger, garlic, And green vegetables.

Ginger is considered suitable for health in winters. It increases immunity which helps in fighting diseases. The anti-inflammatory properties present in ginger relieve muscle pain. You can include it in the food in numerous ways.

Apart from this, put one spoon of grated ginger in a cup of lukewarm water. Cover it and boil it for three minutes. Then filter and drink. You can drink it daily.

Eat garlic in the morning on an empty stomach or with food. Make a paste by crushing 3-4 cloves of garlic. Mix honey in it and consume it in the morning or evening. One can also eat it daily in the form of sauce or tempering.

Mix at least half a teaspoon of turmeric powder and sugar in a glass of warm milk and drink it one hour before sleeping at night. It will increase immunity and provide relief from the cold. Fresh raw turmeric can also be used. Make a paste by mixing a teaspoon of freshly ground turmeric and honey. Consume it twice a week.

Eat more and more green leafy vegetables like fenugreek, spinach, greens, green chillies, etc. Eat carrots, drumsticks, beetroot, mushrooms. We can eat Mushrooms with or without regular vegetables. It has properties that increase immunity. But eat it after washing it thoroughly and boiling it.

Vitamin C increases the body’s resistance to fight against diseases. Eat fruits with sufficient vitamin C like sweet lemon, orange, lemon, amla, kiwi, capsicum, etc. Cilantro contains nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, potassium, magnesium, and copper in high quantity. Consume it daily.

So the risk of stroke rise in the winter season, we should follow these easily available natural tips. If you agree with this, do let us know to include them in future articles. Thanks for your valuable time.

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Smt Nirmala Tiwari

Teaching the students as a professor in the Education department at A.N.D College. Apart from teaching, writing beautiful articles is one of my hobbies.

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