With cold weather, cases of stroke & heart attack on the rise in Patna

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An increase in blood pressure with a drop in outdoor temperature is the main cause of such distressing health issues. People have been advised by health professionals to monitor their blood pressure.

Patna: With the cold weather, clinics and hospitals in the state capital are seeing an increase in the number of stroke, brain haemorrhage, and heart attack patients.

An increase in blood pressure with a drop in outdoor temperature is the main cause of such distressing health issues. People have been advised by health professionals to monitor their blood pressure.

Dr. Diwakar Tejaswi reported that five to seven of his patients in the last two weeks had haemorrhages, strokes, or cardiac issues. Two of them required hospital referrals. According to Dr. Tejaswi, the patients either had ischemia, which results in a decreased oxygen supply to the brain, or a haemorrhage in the brain, where bleeding occurs. He advised individuals not to disregard warning signs including headache, giddiness, nausea, noise when breathing, pain behind the eyes, or twitching of the facial muscles.

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, director of cardiothoracic surgery at AIIMS, Patna, reported that the hospital saw four to five cases of heart attacks each day. He claimed that this weather, which causes hands, palms, and toes to turn blue, was also contributing to a rise in peripheral vascular disorders.

Dr. Madan Pal Singh, a former director of the medicine department at Patna Medical College and Hospital, reported that the hospital was seeing 5 to 10 cases of brain haemorrhage and stroke every day and blamed high blood pressure on vascular tightness brought on by the cold weather. He claimed that in addition to these illnesses, people were also suffering from pneumonia, chest infections, and acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.

Health professionals advised the public to be vigilant about their blood pressure and advised patients with high blood pressure to visit their doctors and obtain the required adjustments to their medication dosage.

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