A new study shows that there is an increase in the number of heart attacks during the festive season – and especially on Christmas Eve.
According to the Swedish study, there is a 37% higher risk of heart attack during the holidays – and 15% more heart attacks in Badnje veins than the typical day.
Although difficult food and drink could be considered a possible cause, a broad study has been studying many great holidays and sporting events in which people tend to eat and drink in excess – and the spike was not present.
Experts speculate that Easter could be an unusually stressful night for some, due to problems including socializing and spending the budget.
Andreas Bergdahl, director of the Concordia Cardiovascular Laboratory, had some tips.
"More important is what you do between New Year and Christmas, than what you do between Christmas and New Year – if you understand what I mean. In the longer term, you have to think about activities, exercises, what you eat, try to reduce the amount of saturated fats you eat , salty food, "he said.
Bergdahl also said that the level of activity is based on age and ability.
"If all you can do is walk around the block, do it. That's great. Like what I do – I have lots of fun in the sled with my kids. It's great training. Cross-country skiing – use winter sports. Skating, skiing, all that, he said.
Bergdahl also reminded people of the main signs of a heart attack in men and women. Do not look at that classic pain in your arms, he said, adding that instead, the focus should be on high chest pressure and intense fatigue. This combination is a big sign of warning, Bergdahl said.
See the above interview with Andreas Bergdahl.