U.S. experts found out what winter weather can become an unpleasant surprise and affect a person’s well-being. They shared their views in the International Journal of Biometeorology.
According to the data collected and analyzed, the majority of deaths in the United States that occurred between 1975 and 2004 were due to cardiovascular pathologies, as well as complications from respiratory diseases.
Scientists noticed one feature: the peak of deaths annually accounted for those winter days when thaw began. As a rule, there was rain and wet snow on such days, the temperature was higher, and barometric pressure drops occurred.
Weather changes that occur during winter warming severely affect the state of the cardiovascular system causing spasms and vein occlusion. The risk of heart attacks and strokes on such days increases dramatically. In addition, if the temperature is above zero and humidity is high, bacteria actively multiply, which is favorable for the spread of SARS.
The most comfortable days for health, according to doctors, are frosty and sunny days.