Cold Weather Exercise Cautions

cold weather

It’s tough to exercise in the cold weather, and certainly one of the most frustrating things is that you can pull muscles. You can also put extra pressure on the chest. When you’re in the cold, the blood vessels that go to the heart actually can clamp down, and when they clamp down they can have decreased oxygen supply to the heart. With that decrease of oxygen can come chest tightness and situations resolving and leading into a heart attack. The other problem of course is if you don’t warm up properly, and you don’t stretch out, you can also pull hamstrings and other muscles and tendons.

 

For more information, please go to www.123MyMD.com.   

What Is Raynaud’s Disease?

What Is Raynaud’s Disease?

Raynaud’s is a problem where we have, in our skin, a difficulty processing cold. What happens in Raynaud’s is actually that the blood flow to the extremities isn’t necessarily as good as it should be for a wide variety of reasons. In cold weather, the skin actually can go from white to red to blue and actually show changes that are dramatic. These people actually have sensitivity at far warmer temperatures than the average person.

We always appreciate your comments and suggestions. For more information, please go to http://www.123MyMD.com.

Infections Occur More Commonly During Winter Due to Close Contact

Infections Occur More Commonly During Winter Due to Close Contact

The principal reason for the increase in the number of infections in winter weather is the fact that people tend to remain indoors in cold weather and, thus, are in very close contact with one another. Proximity allows the spread of many viruses that cause respiratory infections. In addition, influenza is even more common in winter because the virus first attacks the Far East in their summer and then spreads westward and reaches the U.S. by winter. Although it is preferable that one should stay warm, there is little hard evidence to suggest that not wearing a hat or exposure of wet hair to inclement weather increases the risk of infection or, more specifically, pneumonia. The truth is, the flu and the common cold are both caused by viruses. People get sick more often in the winter because they’re exposed to each other more.

We always appreciate your comments and suggestions. For more information, please go to http://www.123MyMD.com.