This week a group of Chinese scientists published a study in which links climate change to stroke. Analyzing data from around the world, collected from 1999 to 2019, they saw a clear connection between the increase in the number blows and report on extreme temperatures. Many people commented on the study with concerns about the effects of climate change. But without a doubt, the analyst who received the cake was the host. Iker Jimenezwho assured that perhaps the researcher who led the study went too far with absinthe when he published it.

This shows disrespect for the researcher, but it doesn’t stop there. And, unless Kuan Cheng went too far with absinthe, it is quite possible for Iker Quimenes that this association has something to do with absinthe. magnetic field of Uranus. And all of this makes a lot more sense than a study conducted by scientists whose results were collected over three decades and a review conducted by scientists outside the research team.

It’s not even worth talking about the influence of Uranus. Let’s hope it was a joke and that society hasn’t gotten to that point yet. But we can analyze whether there really is relationship between climate change and stroke or, at least, between global warming and mortality from this and other causes.

Recent link between climate change and stroke

This is an observational study that analyzes and compares the timing of increases in stroke incidence. possible changes in global temperature.

Thus, its authors discovered that temperatures above and below than expected for this time of year was generally associated with an increase in stroke cases. This especially happens at low temperatures, and this makes sense since the cold causes constriction of blood vessels. If this happens, your blood pressure will rise and your risk of stroke will increase. It usually affects older people first, and that’s what they found in the study. This also appears to have affected countries where there is poor distribution of access to healthcare.

In the specific case of 2019, it was observed that there were 521,031 deaths from stroke in the analyzed areas. Of these, 474,002 could be associated with particularly low temperatures.

In addition, there were more 9 million years of life lost to death or disability due to climate change.

Limitations of the study

The authors of the study themselves admit that it has certain limitations. Most importantly, it does not take into account other factors that may increase these types of mortality, such as high cholesterol. Moreover, a link has been found between climate change and stroke, but a cause cannot be pinpointed other than the plausible explanation of cold and blood pressure.

Climate change can affect neurological health in a variety of ways.

This ain’t nothing new

It is clear that these are preliminary results and that the study authors they need to investigate further. However, the link between climate change and stroke has already been analyzed.

For example, in 2023, a group of scientists from Cleveland Clinic found a few neurological pathologies the situation may be worsened by climate change. They noticed that as global warming progresses and temperatures become more extreme, the incidence of strokes, as well as migraines and dementia, increases. They also worsen symptoms of neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis. And that is not all.

Protest against climate change
The impact of climate change on health has been well studied.

own World Health Organization warned that climate change could lead to disease on many levels. For starters, as we’ve already seen, extreme temperatures can cause more cardiovascular disease, including stroke. Heat waves can be especially dangerous.

On the other hand, forest fires, in addition to destroying ecosystems, will worsen the symptoms of some respiratory diseases, while drought and floods can increase food insecurity. And all this is not counting the large number of diseases transmitted by insects, which are already beginning to occur in unusual places due to climate change.

Therefore, neither absinthe nor Uranus. The health risks associated with climate change are a proven reality. If we need sources, let’s turn to science, not Iker Jimenez.

Source: Hiper Textual

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