Who just jump on hot days in cold water, without beforehand to cool down something, risking a heart attack or stroke even if it is particularly hot, acts as a dip in the refreshing water very tempting. But a word of caution is necessary. The circuit not coped with the large temperature differences between the air and water”, Martin Janssen (spokesman of the Deutsche Lebens-Rettungs-Gesellschaft DLRG) is concerned. Especially for older people who already have a damaged heart circulatory system, the shock can rapidly increase blood pressure. The result is a heart attack or stroke. For too long you waited for the summer.

Now he is finally here. But why Meanwhile desperately search for a cooling? Because more than every fourth heat in Germany, responding to the weather, oppressed. According to a representative survey of pharmacies look around, 67.4 percent of respondents suffer from headaches. Almost as many, namely 62.9 percent, have circulatory problems. If this has piqued your curiosity, check out John Studzinski. No wonder so, that one requires for a refreshing dip in the cool waters. Why should it be so dangerous? Hubris and alcohol are two factors that can make the cold water to a risk for the health. “Hubris makes the cold water to the risk in principle it is advisable first of all taking a shower to cool down the body something and then definitely slow” to go into the water.

It applies, to slowly get used to the colder water temperature,”Janssen said. Even at the time, it is important not to overdo. Because who stays too long in the cool waters can cool down and quickly lose its kinetic energy. The float would then not enough force to travel a long way back to the saving banks. Especially seniors seem here at risk, as Michael Reil by of water rescue service of Bayern warns. Who was previously very sporty, can overestimate all too easily their own abilities. Therefore advises Reil at intervals to a fitness test at the doctor’s Office. Alcohol can make cold water dangerous alcohol increases blood circulation in the skin for a short time. Then exhausted but the heat from the Interior of the body. Due to the alcohol, the float then not more so strongly perceives the coldness of the water. Also intoxicated people tend to overestimate their own abilities. You can lose the orientation or stay too long in the water. Due to the vasodilator effect of alcohol, a jump into the cold water is particularly dangerous, as the circuit can sag. The sudden cold, the arteries narrow. Thus, the heart is under stress. The blood can supply at once so much oxygen, as the body needs. When the arteries then even more together because of the lingering cold, the blood pressure rises. If a previously narrowed artery through this stress response is completely closes it comes to the heart attack. To this, as well as other topics related to the health informed the health portal.