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How Cold Weather Can Affect Your Health

Tue 09 Feb 2021 | 11:09 AM
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Many people hate winter and try to warm themselves with heavy clothes and hot drinks, while others think that going out in the cold weather is the most pleasant thing.

Whether you are a winter hater or lover, you should know that cold weather has a negative impact on your health.

Health Problems in Cold Weather


Weight gain

Cold weather leads to a drop in our body temperature, which makes us eat more and leads to weight gain.

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Dry skin

Dry skin is one of the biggest problems that many faces in the winter season, as it results from constant exposure to air and cold, so be sure to drink large amounts of water and use moisturizing creams.

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Frostbite affects the ear, nose, cheeks, fingers, and toes. It occurs as a result of exposure to extreme cold and makes the skin appear white or gray. In the late cases, the sink may turn black and spread some blisters on the surface.

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Heart attack

Cold weather can increase the risk of a heart attack. When you are outside in the cold, your heart works harder to keep you warm, which increases your heart rate and blood pressure.

This can cause heart problems, especially if you have an existing heart condition. If you are not used to regular exercise, strenuous activities may put you at risk of a heart attack.

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Respiratory problems

If a person does not pay attention to warm his body in the winter, especially if they have asthma and sinusitis, then they may be exposed to respiratory illnesses, such as cold, influenza, and pneumonia.