Climate change is fatal to the heart
London: Scientists have coined the term ‘Climate Cardiology’ to warn of the negative effects of changing weather and climate on the heart.
According to a report published in the British Medical Journal Global Health, researchers have said that heatwave can be very harmful to the heart. On the one hand, extreme weather is causing food and water scarcity, on the other hand, it is promoting many diseases, including heart disease.
Direct research has shown that heatwave causes strokes and heart attacks. It is estimated that in 2019 alone, 93,000 people died due to the heat wave. Then the bad weather is making it difficult for medical staff, hospital infrastructure and public access to the hospital.
Dr. Michael Hadley, of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, says environmental hazards are endangering the heart itself. Among them is polluted air, which is causing respiratory, heart and stroke diseases. The American Heart Association lists it as a risk factor for heart disease.
In addition, climate change is increasing the incidence of deforestation. The deteriorating condition of the oceans has also led to a lack of nutritious foods for heart health. In many countries, crops have failed, and drinking water is scarce. That is why these changes are so multifaceted and serious.
Experts urge fossil fuels to be reduced, new ways to use environmentally friendly energy to be explored, cars to be abandoned and pedestrians to be made aware of the harmful effects of climate change ۔
On the other hand, simple and healthy diet and exercise habits are also very beneficial for the heart.