Ways Pollution Affect Heart Health

Is well known that heart attacks related to hypertension, diabetes, and smoking. Now, there is another factor that could be the cause of disease heart health is air pollution.

Pollution affects the expansion and contraction of blood vessels that affect blood pressure. According to French researchers from Paris Cardiovascular Research Center, the high levels of major pollutants such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and soot particles does affect the condition of the heart.

Even more frightening is the fact that if each of the main pollutants increased by 10 micrograms per cubic meter, you will not know the difference in the air you breathe. This increases your chances of heart attack by 1-3 percent.

According to cardiologist Dr K.K. Aggarwal, particulate matter absorbs ultraviolet B waves is responsible for vitamin D. Deficiency is what causes heart disease. Exposure to high levels of pollution also increases the likelihood of thrombosis (blood clots) and blockage in the liver.

There are four ways pollutants can increase the likelihood of heart disease.

  1. If your blood pressure rises, heart rate increased and blood vessels
  2. The number of blood clots was increased due to increased blood stickiness.
  3. Causes thickening of the artery wall.
  4. Lead is an agent that triggers high blood pressure.

However, there are things you can do to combat the effects of air pollution on the health of your heart, such as:

  1. Use the air conditioner (AC) to filter the air.
  2. Close your windows at home or when you are in a car,
  3. Bath before bed will remove allergens from the hair and skin that helps to reduce contamination in the bed.


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