Listen: Saint Joseph Hospital, Dr Aaron Tang And SS Medical Group discussed on Health Matters
"There were an increase in heart about fourteen percent. So that doesn't directly show why that happens it just shows that there's a link between those two factors. So what can we learn from this? What can we take out of that? I think the study opens up a few more questions that we can have about the causality and the mechanism behind why this happens, but it it. I like this. I think that's mostly due to the increased workload on the heart due to the fact that already visa constricted because of the weather in top of the activities that are done during a cold shoveling snow when you increase the workload into heart with less supply to the heart. That's what the makeup for causing heart attacks while I don't think it's anything new things. People have been having this happen all the time. I just think it makes us more aware that during the cold season, you need to be a little more careful when you go out to shovel snow or do other physical activity. So then what advice can you give us if we're going out into the cold? Well, the most important thing is that you bundle up appropriately. When you're when the cold weather is here and the wind velocities are high it pulls heat off the body very quickly. And so making sure that you're a properly insulated with multiple underclothes. Is the utmost importance. The second thing is that you want to recognize signs of a heart attack such as a chest pressure. Feeling nauseous feeling lightheaded these are signs that you may be experiencing a heart attack. So if you experienced that, you should immediately stop going side, get warm, again, are there certain types of people that you think should not even consider shoveling snow. Well, the people that are most susceptible to hypothermia in these situations or the elderly and the very young and that's partially because the elderly have often times have less fat content. So are less able to insulate themselves and the very young are able to express whether or not they're very cold. So these two groups I would be more cautious about going out in the weather, and you know, there in the cold while I exert themselves physically also people that have known heart disease. So people who have already had a heart attack in the past or had something called heart failure, those people should be very careful. Whether they're going to be going out to exert themselves at a height physical level in the in the setting of cold, weather, and any advice on the actual practice of shoveling snow certain things, we should do certain things we shouldn't do to stay safe. If you're gonna go out and make sure you have a you don't do go out there for a very long period of time. I think you need a smaller shovel for smaller loads over a longer period of time. You don't want to exert yourself and strain yourself physically again bundle up and make sure that you're not doing it alone. I if you are going to go out there and make sure someone close by who you can call to. If there is a problem, we're talking with Dr Aaron Tang cardiologists with the SS medical group. He said Saint Joseph hospital in Saint Charles that your tank is there a danger of getting overheated in the winter. I don't think that there's any particular study that has pointed out to that. But if again, if you feel the symptoms of. You know, lightheadedness Justice comfort or if you feel you're overheating. I think those are strong indicators to stop what you're doing inside and warm up and take a break again. If that feeling doesn't pass over the, you know, a few minutes or so it's probably best their time. Tact your doctor or going to the hospital. Get checked out. Does it make sense to have a scarf over both your mouth and your nose when you're out in the cold and really cold weather? I think that I mean as long as you're able to get through the the scarf it. It's probably best to conserve the heat. So it is I I don't think it's detrimental to cover both. If you feel like you can't breathe again, if we feel like you're sort of breath, these signs that you need to stop what you're doing and take a break.."