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In recent years, the lowest temperatures around the world have been constantly refreshed, and large areas of cold waves have continued, and the earth seems to have entered the cold season. At the beginning of 2021, the cold wave event in Texas, the United States, brought difficulties in life and work for countless people, and also brought a series of depression or health problems, making people start to think about the relationship between climate and health.
The impact of climate change on human health is an indisputable fact. WHO estimates that in the past 30 years, more than 150,000 people will die from diseases caused by climate change for every 5 million people. If calculated according to the current global population of 7.7 billion (the global population will reach 8 billion by 2023), then 2.3 million people may die from diseases caused by climate change. Especially in winter and cold regions, the incidence and mortality of cardiovascular diseases and respiratory diseases have increased significantly.This shows that in a cold climate, the body’s defense mechanism has been severely hindered.
What exactly is this matter about? How should we resolve it?
Cold weather and cardiovascular disease
Studies by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have confirmed that temperature and cardiovascular mortality are U-shaped. For every 1°C decrease in temperature in cold regions, cardiovascular mortality will increase by 1% and the risk of myocardial infarction will increase by 2%. During Christmas every year, Westerners have more than 4.651 TP1T cardiogenic deaths and more than 4.99 TP1T non-cardiac deaths. Every 10°C drop in atmospheric temperature will increase the incidence of total coronary events by 13%, coronary heart disease events and mortality by 11%, and frequent events by 26%. When the average daily temperature is lower than 26.2℃, the hospital admission rate for acute myocardial infarction will increase by 30% to 70%. Canadian doctors have observed that the amount of snowfall and snowfall time are closely related to the hospital admission rate and mortality of patients with myocardial infarction, and this relationship is most obvious on the second day after snowfall. Two to three days of continuous snowfall will further increase myocardial infarction Possible.
The situation in China is similar. The statistical results of the First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University show that the cold areas in northern China are areas with high incidence of cardiovascular diseases due to their special cold climate. When the winter temperature in Harbin is below minus 19℃, the death toll increases significantly with the decrease in temperature. Among them, the 2.7% deaths can be attributed to low temperature and cold, especially patients with coronary heart disease are most affected by low temperature and cold. Cold stress is an important "pushing hand" for acute myocardial infarction.
Cold weather and respiratory diseases
The cold winter is also the season of high incidence of respiratory tract infections. Respiratory tract infections can worsen the condition of coronary heart disease and increase its mortality. Korean scholars analyzed the impact of the diurnal temperature range (DTR) on the hospital admission rate for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and found that for every increase in the diurnal temperature range by 1°C, the admission rate for heart failure and asthma increased by 3% and 1.1%, respectively. The most vulnerable. Recently, Dr. Colin Furness, an infectious disease expert at the University of Toronto in Canada, pointed out that cold weather helps the spread of the COVID-19 virus in two ways. First, the new coronavirus will immediately fall into an external environment that is not conducive to the survival of the virus after being discharged from the mouth and nose of the carrier, but the lower the temperature, the longer the survival time of the COVID-19 virus outside the body, and the drier the air. The virus is suspended in the air The longer the time. The low temperature and dry air are the characteristics of Canadian winter. The second is that the colder the weather, the more people choose to stay indoors, and they rarely open windows for ventilation. Poorly ventilated indoor environment means that the COVID-19 virus is more easily transmitted indoors.
In addition, infection has been considered as a risk factor for coronary heart disease. It can directly destroy the arterial wall, promote inflammatory response and thrombosis, stimulate smooth muscle cell proliferation and migration, increase lipid deposition and activate the coagulation system, increase cytokines, and chemotropism. The expression of chemical factors and cell adhesion molecules can cause or aggravate coronary heart disease. At the same time, some unhealthy lifestyles in cold regions, such as smoking, intake of high-sugar and high-fat diet, and folic acid deficiency, can cause high plasma homocysteine to cause endothelial cell endoplasmic reticulum stress in the body and lead to endothelial cell apoptosis. Die. Endothelial cell dysfunction not only increases the susceptibility of blood vessel walls to AS (atherosclerosis), but also increases the incidence of coronary thromboembolic disease.
Cold climate and energy metabolism disorders
Affected by an unprecedented cold wave, temperatures in most parts of the United States dropped sharply this year. Millions of households in Texas were forced to take turns in power outages for the first time in a decade, and the energy market fell into chaos. Many people had to set up a tent in the living room of their homes and put on warm underwear, windbreaker and other cold-preventing equipment the next night because it was too cold to fall asleep. The hotel is either fully booked or there is no electricity supply. So far, this extreme weather has caused at least 69 deaths across the United States. It has been reported that the victims of this weather crisis include the 11-year-old Cristian Pavon. The young Pavon saw snow for the first time in his life, but the day after he admired the snow scene, he was overheated in a mobile home. Low death. Pavon was found wrapped in a blanket to keep warm, but he had no breath.
Adaptive thermogenesis is the body's thermogenesis response to cold stress to balance body temperature and energy metabolism, which has a great relationship with the basal metabolic rate. During cold stress, protons enter the mitochondria via the uncoupling protein (UCP) pathway and generate a lot of heat to keep the body temperature constant. When the body is exposed to cold stress for a long time, cells will produce a large amount of reactive oxygen species (ROS) to cause oxidative stress, and continuous cold stress leads to insufficient ATP synthesis. ATP is a kind of high-energy phosphoric acid compound, which realizes the storage and utilization of energy by mutual conversion with ADP in the cell, thereby ensuring the energy supply for various life activities of the cell. Studies have shown that in AS (atherosclerosis) advanced plaques, the cold and hypoxic environment impedes energy metabolism, resulting in a serious shortage of ATP.
The essence of the body's defense mechanism obstacles
The above three types of health problems are all diseases that are severely affected by the cold climate, and the mortality rate cannot be ignored. In fact, the impact of cold weather on health goes far beyond these diseases. Toxin accumulation, nutritional imbalance, and low basal metabolic rate are the main reasons.
The effect of temperature on health,First, it affects the circulation of qi and blood, but the essence is caused by the accumulation of toxins, and the human body’s energy and information "traffic" obstacles. Toxins cannot be excreted in time and are re-absorbed by the human body, leading to human body poisoning and various diseases. Once toxins are formed in the body, they can block the functioning of Qi, prevent the normal functioning of blood, and delay the functioning of blood in the body, thereby forming congestion. Under the influence of these toxins, mild people experience mental fatigue and shortness of breath, while severe people cause vascular sclerosis, causing high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, hyperviscosity, coronary heart disease, cerebral thrombosis and other cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. When these people encounter cold weather, the morbidity and mortality rate have increased greatly.
Secondly, it affects metabolic balance. A large amount of toxins cannot be excreted in the body, which may lead to an imbalance of energy metabolism and excessive heat production. We should know that if there is too much heat, there will be fire, and the yin and gold will disappear. Usually, people show symptoms caused by metabolic imbalances, such as itching, dry skin, dry stools, and dough on the face. If you encounter a cold climate, the energy metabolism is unbalanced, and it may end energy metabolism due to hypothermia, causing death; various diseases, especially cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, will aggravate and even lead to death.
It affects visceral function again. Toxins entering the body will destroy the normal functions of the viscera and cause systemic or local disease. The essence in the kidneys of normal healthy people has the ability to regulate yin and yang throughout the body. Once the toxin enters the kidneys, it will cause kidney deficiency, leading to an imbalance of Yin and Yang in the body, and Yin and Yang will decrease or become excessive. If yin deficiency and fire are prosperous, people will experience symptoms such as dry skin, itching, dry stool, dry mouth and tongue. Although Yang deficiency can cause a cold, people suffer from a dark complexion, cold limbs, and loose stools. For people with cold body and stomach, coupled with cold weather, internal organ function will be greatly impaired, affecting normal physiological functions.
The fourth is to affect the mental state. As the saying goes: "Hundreds of viruses, no matter what kind of virus, whether toxins invade from the outside or from the inside, will cause harm to the human body. According to current medicine, some poisons affect the human central nervous system and The endocrine system not only affects people's mental state, causes insomnia, mental disorders and mental retardation, but also leads to emotional variation, such as apathy, depression, anxiety, irritability and other symptoms. This is why Canada suffers from depression and anxiety in winter A direct reason. The high suicide rate in Europe and America in cold regions of the northern hemisphere is also significantly related to the cold climate.
The fifth is to affect the appearance. Facial pigmentation and skin aging can affect beauty. Toxins in the body are one of the important factors that cause skin problems. Various toxins can act on the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, adrenal axis and other parts, resulting in increased corticosteroids. Produce age spots, chloasma, etc. In addition, as described above. Toxins can also promote the production of free radicals. This is one of the important reasons for the increase of facial wrinkles, skin aging and hindering beauty. There are too many toxins, liver function is impaired, coupled with cold weather, too much clothing, or indoor heating, air is not circulating, detoxification is not smooth, and of course the skin will not be good.
The last point is to accelerate human aging. The causes of human aging are nothing more than qi and blood disorders, yin and yang disorders, and visceral dysfunction. As we age, the balance of yin and yang in the human body and the coordination of visceral functions will gradually weaken. If the human body is damaged by exotoxins, endotoxins and other toxins for a long time, the imbalance of yin and yang will accelerate, which will affect the absorption and transformation of nutrients and the discharge of toxins, impair the function of internal organs, and lead to premature aging of the human body.
Genetically modified foods, high-sugar and high-fat foods, food additives, pesticides and fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, toxic emissions in the air...More and more toxins are flooding our lives; acne, bad breath, constipation, headaches... These are signals for the accumulation of toxins in the body. The accumulation of long-term toxins may also cause allergies, respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and other problems. When health is threatened, detoxification becomes an indispensable daily homework.
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Huizhou Million Dragon Health Project Dr. Kyle Long, Registered Dietitian, Registered Health Manager,-Sincere, clear, efficient, FAH Huizhou Smart Financial Business Health Quotient Education Chelsea98.com