Understand why vascular disease can get worse in winter

Winter has a close relationship with our vascular system. Blood circulation helps maintain our body temperature. To help with this maintenance, on colder days there is a narrowing of the vessels, called vasoconstriction, which affects blood flow to the extremities of the body. “In patients with compromised vascular health, certain complications may occur,” notes Dr. … Read more

UPA Zona Leste warns against health care in winter | SEG

Winter dramatically increases rates of respiratory and cardiovascular disease. According to the National Heart Institute, compared to other seasons, on average, there is a 30% increase in heart attacks and a 20% increase in strokes during the June-September season. The rate of heart attacks is estimated to increase by 7% for every 10°C drop in … Read more