This article originally appeared on Eat the d*mn salad and was republished with permission.
I don’t know if you have heard, but many healthy young adults are developing heart issues, and some are suffering heart attacks from this. It is so sad to hear these stories and, unfortunately, no one can seem to figure all this out.
If you did a google search a month ago for the benefits of cold showers, you would find many links to videos and studies that show how good they can be for you. Heck, at Eatthed*mnsalad, we have written about it. I use a cold shower on a daily basis for many of the benefits. Cold showers and ice baths have been used by athletes for a LONG time to recover from hard workouts. There are many studies that show cold water will help your immune system, which is something we all could use. Now, I’m sure the caveat is that if you have heart issues, don’t jump into an ice bath or have the water at the coldest level. Just as if you have heart issues, don’t go out and run a marathon, start with a half-mile walk.
The reason I bring this up is if you google “cold shower” today, you are going to find that cold showers could be the cause of the rise in heart attacks in the youth. Interesting, as I’m sure our media will soon be jumping all over this and investigating cold showers as the main cause of all the heart problems. We may even see the leading health experts interviewed and warning us not to participate in this deadly habit! I’ll make the popcorn as I know this will be interesting.
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For me, I will continue this daily habit as I know the benefits are incredible for my health.
Until next time… #eatthedamnsalad
Some health experts warned that sudden exposure to cold water could be fatal, particularly for those who already have heart conditions, claiming that it can lead to a heart attack or heart rhythm irregularities.
The Times of India reported:
Cold water can shock the body, causing blood vessels in the skin to contract. This can slow the blood flow in your body. To compensate for this, your heart will start beating faster to be able to pump blood around the body. This can also increase the pressure on your blood vessels.
Even if someone is healthy, fit or young, cold water can trigger a heart attack by causing vasoconstriction (tightening of muscles around your blood vessels). Research has found that this usually happens in the hot weather, when people are more eager to immediately step into a cold water shower.
This risk was first identified in a study published in the journal of Physiology, which explained that sudden submersion in cold water is harmful to our body. It can lead to a series of neurogenic cardio-respiratory responses, called the cold shock response. It can lead to gasping, hyperventilation, breathlessness, and panic. This can trigger abnormal rhythms in the heart, and lead to a heart attack.
There has been a shocking spike in unexplained deaths reported in the past year among 18-49 year-olds in the US.
The term “Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome” (also known as “SADS”) refers to a sudden and unexpected death that occurs in adolescents and adults, typically during sleep caused by cardiac arrest, for which there is no obvious explanation that can be established.
The elites are grooming you to believe everything causes SADS when we all know better, as reported by The Gateway Pundit.
Below is the list of articles reported by so-called health experts to explain the recent spike in SADS.
Notice what DIDN’T make the list!
The US Sun: Urgent warning to gardeners as soil ‘increases risk of killer heart disease’
- “Medics found that pollutants in the soil could have a ‘detrimental effect on the cardiovascular system’. Writing in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology, the authors said soil pollutants include heavy metals, pesticides, and plastics. They state that contaminated soil could then lead to increasing oxidative stress in the blood vessels, which in turn leads to heart disease. Dirty soil can get into the blood stream, through inhalation.”
Daily Mail: Expert warns that shoveling snow can be a deadly way to discover underlying cardiovascular conditions as straining the heart with physical activity could cause sudden death
- “Dr John Bisognano, head of preventive cardiology at the University of Michigan Health Frankel Cardiovascular Center, warned that people who live stagnant lives could end up straining themselves to the point of death while shoveling snow. ‘Many people haven’t done a lot of exercise for the rest of the year and shoveling snow is not only a heavy exercise, but an exercise that really stresses the entire cardiovascular system,’ Bisognano said in a university release.”
Wales Online: Energy bill price rise may cause heart attacks and strokes, says TV GP
- “A doctor has warned that today’s huge hike in gas and electricity prices for 22 million homes across the UK could mean a rise in heart attacks and strokes. Dr Amir Khan spoke out on ITV’s Lorraine this morning, as he fears the huge new bills will have a devastating effect on people’s health. As a doctor, he said he knows he will see the effects on patients attending his GP practice.”
Wales Online: Sweating more than usual and at night could be a sign of heart attack
- “Sweating more than usual could be a sign of an impending heart attack, experts say. Night sweats are also a sign for women that they have heart issues. It’s well-known that heart attacks can be life-threatening and the sight of someone in a TV drama clutching their chest as they struggle for breath is a common one. However, in real life there are several early warning signs to be aware of.”
Healthline: Can Snoring Lead to Heart Failure?
- “Snoring is not only a noisy nuisance — it may also be a sign of sleep apnea. Not everyone who snores has this underlying condition. For those who do, snoring can lead to heart failure.”
CBS News: Watching less TV can reduce heart disease risk, research suggests
- “A new study finds that if we could limit our daily television viewing, we could reduce our risk of heart disease. They found that people who watched more than four hours of TV a day were at the greatest risk of developing heart disease while those who watched less than an hour of TV a day had a 16-percent lower rate. Interestingly, time spent using a computer did not appear to influence heart disease risk.”
Daily Mail: Entirely new kind of ‘highly reactive’ chemical is found in Earth’s atmosphere – and it could be triggering respiratory and heart diseases and contributing to global warming, scientists claim
- “Scientists have detected a new type of extremely reactive substance in the Earth’s atmosphere that could pose a threat to human health, as well as the global climate. The research team claims that the hydrotrioxides are likely to be able to penetrate into tiny airborne particles, known as aerosols, which pose a health hazard and can lead to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.”
The US Sun: Summer holidays warning as flight delays increase risk of silent killers
- “Experts have now warned that the stress that builds up due to travel issues could be putting you at risk of silent killers. Superintendent pharmacist Abbas Kanani at ChemistClick said unexpected events such as grounded flights and refund issues could trigger physical changes in the body. He explained: “Holidaymakers deciding to sleep in airports, buy unhealthy meals and increase the consumption of alcohol when faced with continuous uncertainty could be at risk of high cholesterol which can lead to the life threatening condition, heart disease.”
Toronto Sun: Daylight savings may increase the chance of heart disease, strokes: Studies
- “Scientific research has found that the transition to daylight saving time could be linkedd to heart disease and strokes, according to a report from the American Heart Association.”
New Scientist: Taller people may have a higher risk of nerve, skin and heart diseases
- “Being taller may increase your risk of developing nerve, skin and some heart diseases, according to the largest study linking height and disease to date. The findings suggest that height could be used as a risk factor to prioritize screening tests for those at greatest risk of certain diseases.”
News Medical: Neighborhood ‘redlining’ may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases
- “The historical discriminatory housing policies known as “redlining” are associated with heart disease and related risk factors today in impacted neighborhoods, more than 60 years after they were banned, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Health disparities have been linked to a variety of socio-economic, environmental and social factors, and this study adds to growing evidence of the long-term cardiovascular impacts disparities can have on vulnerable populations.”
Medical News Today: What is the link between cold weather and heart attacks?
- “Cold weather exposure can increase the risk of cardiac reactions, including heart attacks. This is because blood vessels respond to low temperatures by constricting, which increases blood pressure and reduces circulation, putting strain on the heart.”
New York Post: Falling asleep with the TV on could bring early death: study
- “Millions of Americans fall asleep each night in front of the TV — but a new study has found the practice could contribute to an early death. Researchers at the Northwestern University School of Medicine examined the impact of ambient light on the health and sleeping habits of 552 people between the ages of 63 and 84.”
New Scientist: Solar storms may cause up to 5500 heart-related deaths in a given year
- “Solar storms that disrupt Earth’s magnetic field may cause up to 5,500 heart-related deaths in the US in some years. The sun goes through cycles of high and low activity that repeat approximately every 11 years.”
Express: Blood clots: How do you sleep? One position may increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis
- “Harvard Health writes: “Sleeping sitting up in a recliner […] could in some cases raise your risk of deep vein thrombosis. A blood clot in a limb can occur if your arms or legs are both bent motionless for hours. “But provided you are comfortable and can recline back slightly, there should be few risks to sleeping upright, assuming it doesn’t interfere with your ability to get a good night’s sleep.” Sleeping upright is not the only sleeping position with health risks, however. According to experts at Mayo Clinic, sleeping on the back can cause the tongue and jaw to slant down, crowding the airway.”