Your Central Heating May Be The Reason You Feel Ill: Here’s What To Do To Avoid It | Mail Online

There may be other consequences to adjusting the air indoors. Here, we take a look at what you should be doing to avoid potential illnesses. Turning down the thermostat may shed pounds as cold activates calorie-burning ‘brown fat’ Heat every room ‘Temperature changes can affect the circulation quite dramatically,’ says Dr Maurice Pye, consultant cardiologist at York Hospital. ‘If you go from hot to cold, that can increase your blood pressure in a way that can affect blood supply to the heart. It causes a reflex that narrows the arteries, which reduces the blood supply to the heart muscle. This can cause angina, heart attacks or changes in heart rhythm.
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