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    Cold weather and heart
    NormaAnn posted:
    I have heard that cold weather is not good on your heart. Is that true? What constitutes "cold weather". Does it matter if it is cold and dry or snow? Since I live on a farm in Central Pa mountains, it is necessary for me to be out and active in cold weather. I also have asthma. What is best way to handle this?
    CardiostarUSA1 responded:
    Hi: i The cold connection It's well known that cold, especially extreme cold, can affect the heart by constricting the coronary arteries, and overall stress from the cold may/can lead to symptoms such as an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Cold weather/climate can also affect the lungs, and exacerbate/aggravate/worsen pre-existing conditions. Most important, communicate/interact well with your doctor(s). Best of luck down the road of life. Take care, CardioStar☆ WebMD community member (8/99) - i Quote "Be a questioning patient. Talk to your doctor and ask questions. Studies show that patients who ask the most questions, and are most assertive, get the best results. Be vigilant and speak up!" - Charles Inlander, People's Medical Society . It's your there. :-) . . b ☛WebMD/WebMD message boards does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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