Freezing winter temperatures increase the risk heart attack

The icy winter days represent a serious threat to the heart, especially for people with pre-existing conditions. In addition to the cold, which can increase the risk of heart attack by 34%, the wind speed, atmospheric pressure and physical activity also contribute. The increase in heart beats and blood pressure, in combination with the frost-determined vasoconstriction, can in fact favor the rupture of atherosclerotic plaques and the generation of a thrombus.

To increase the chances of developing a heart attack there are also physical activities conducted outdoors especially in the morning. Not to mention the impact of respiratory infections typical of the cold season, due to the lowering of temperatures that facilitates the invasion of viruses and other pathogens: in fact, getting sick increases the risk of having adverse cardiovascular events by 600%.

Winter weather, studies suggest, may be especially risky for your heart if you’ve already had a heart attack, have heart disease, or are older than 65. A number of silent, seasonal cardiovascular changes may explain the uptick. As temperatures drop, your blood vessels tighten and blood flow speeds up to help you stay warm. That’s why your blood pressure is often higher in colder seasons. Cholesterol levels appear to rise in midwinter, too.

Heart attack can present in a variety of ways, not all of them involving chest pain.

If you’re male, the classic chest pain is indeed the No. 1 symptom of a heart attack (though not the only one). The pain usually lasts for more than a few minutes, or recurs. It’s commonly described as feeling like an elephant is standing on your chest, but it can also feel like discomfort or pressure. Other symptoms include nausea and vomiting; upper-body pain in the arms, back, shoulders, neck, jaw, or abdomen; shortness of breath; and a feeling of fullness in the center of the chest.

If you’re female, however, a heart attack can present a little differently, says Karol Watson, co-director of the UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology.

“Chest pressure is usually somewhere in the mix, but it may not be the most prominent symptom.”

Women may come into the doctor’s office with symptoms that don’t evoke a “classic” heart attack: overwhelming fatigue; shortness of breath; nausea; dizziness; sweating; flulike symptoms; and abdominal, jaw, or back pain.

For everyone, the symptoms can be subtle. The risk of having a heart attack but not noticing any symptoms—a phenomenon known as silent heart attack—may be much greater than scientists had previously believed.

If you suspect you’re having a heart attack, call emergency immediately.


The bracelet that can save your Life

The innovation of the helpcodelife bracelets is proving more and more its effectiveness and its safety, thanks to the scan of the QR code, contained in the inside of the bracelet, you can access the personal page of the bracelet owner and reveal all the personal and useful information the most important medical ones in case of emergency: name, address, address, emergency numbers, allergies and medical treatments in progress ..

Thanks to its characteristics, the helpcodelife bracelet will help you and your loved ones, speaking for you when you will not be able to do it. But who will take care of your animals? helpcodelife has also thought about them. Thanks to the scan of the QR on the collar of your animals, visible on the plate, your four-legged friend will always be able to be identified in case you lose. By scanning the collar code, information such as: the name of the animal, the name of the owner, address, telephone numbers, characteristics of the dog, possible dog diseases and also the emergency number of the veterinarian will be displayed.

Everything you need through a simple QR code scan, to safeguard and keep all the members of your family safe: adults, children and now animals too. With a simple gesture of affection and love, a bracelet and a collar plate can save your life.

HeloLX Plus Advanced Wearable Technology

The Helo LX Plus advanced wearable wellness device is a new disruptive technology that is making a statement and changing the game.

HELO is an acronym for Health and Lifestyle Oracle, so the new Helo LX Plus is built to help guide you toward a healthier lifestyle. In addition to performing the standard wearable device functions such as tracking your steps, heart rate and calories burned, the new Helo LX Plus also monitors your mood, energy level, blood pressure, EKG and much more.

With so many features to benefit your busy lifestyle, perhaps the most noteworthy is the recent release of Helo Extense, the worlds leading non-invasive blood sugar monitor. With the Helo LX Plus and Helo Extense coupled together, it is now possible to monitor your blood glucose levels without painful finger pricks!

Pioneered by product designer Antonio De Rosa the creative mind behind the Apple iPhone design, the new Helo LX Plus may be the world’s most advanced lifestyle wearable. Especially relevant is the fact that the new Helo LX Plus is the first product to use Toshiba’s revolutionary light Nano chip processor technology. Since its introduction by Toshiba at the Consumer Electronics Show, the largest technology event on the planet, the new Helo LX Plus has captured media attention around the world. As a result, a lifestyle revolution has been ignited and embraced by people of all walks of life from every corner of the earth.