The heat of these days is just a foretaste of heat wave we guess in the coming summer months and promises in the coming weeks. Like every year we can greatest prepare them to face a temperature so insidious. This applies a fortiori to those with cardiovascular disease because the hot acts in distinct ways on the body in general and blood vessels in particular.
PRESSURE — At first glance, the heat can be deemed a friend heart because when the temperature rises, blood vessels dilate and these results in a reduction of the values of blood pressure. E We knows that the hypertension is detrimental to cardiac. No coincidence that these categories patients are generally treated with drugs that are used in order to entice a pressure drop.
By Medicare — Drugs and immoderate heat can compact the pressure. What to do? Nothing in autonomy, but rather to seek medical advice: “It ‘to deem the possibility of change therapies altering the dosage of medication. A decision that must be undertaken in combination with its mandatory doctor even before the great wave of heat, “said Dr. Antonio Rebuzzi, professor of cardiology University Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, Policlinic Gamely in Rome, requested Health.
DEHYDRATION — In the elderly – and the cardiac regularly belong to this age collection – the thirsty is milder and of course these people already tend to drink less of their requirements. Whereas the heat, although, increases the sweat and the waste of water, likely to experience serious dehydration and consequent risks, Heart and kidney: “The heat makes you sweat and makes us lose many fluids there is require to compensate by drinking too much and taking drinks enriched with minerals. The latter, in fact, diminish with increasing temperature, and their decline in the body might cause arrhythmias “Explains Rebuzzi.
AIR CONDITIONING — It is logical idea to deal with the heat ‘air conditioning. Definitely it is a solution that gives relief and keeps the environment cool but we all know that its use or even abuse can be harmful, not merely for heart patients. A rule of all: to ignore a variation of degrees too high (feel better about 5-6 degrees difference) between the inner and outer environment, and the transition from hot to cold and vice versa might result in hazardous back surge. ‘It’s ever greatest to opt ventilated and ignore restricted spaces and lack of air circulation “Rebuzzi recommended.