Extreme temperatures are tied to more than half a million stroke deaths a year. With climate change, expect more

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Extreme temperatures link to over half a million stroke deaths yearly. Climate change forecasts more. Stay informed.

A recent study published in the medical journal Neurology reveals alarming statistics: more than half a million stroke-related deaths were attributed to extreme temperatures in 2019 alone.

 

Extreme temperatures are tied to more than half a million stroke deaths a year. With climate change, expect more

The research, conducted by scholars from Xiangya Hospital Central South University in China and published on Wednesday, underscores the growing impact of climate change on public health.

 

Analyzing data from 204 countries and territories, researchers found a concerning trend: the incidence of strokes associated with both high and low temperatures has been steadily rising since 1990. Notably, men experienced a higher rate of strokes linked to extreme temperatures, though individuals across all age groups were affected.

 

The study highlights the complex interplay between climate patterns and health outcomes. While global warming contributes to hotter temperatures, the weakening of the polar vortex—a cold air mass around the poles—can lead to unexpected drops in temperature. Paradoxically, both extremes pose risks for stroke incidence, with low temperatures dominating in 2019.

 

Alarmingly, stroke-related deaths linked to extreme temperatures disproportionately affect regions with higher levels of poverty and fragile healthcare systems, particularly in Africa. Central Asia also faces a rapid increase in stroke burden due to rising temperatures, warranting urgent attention.

 

As the planet continues to warm, the study predicts a sharp escalation in stroke cases attributed to high temperatures. Last year marked the warmest on record, signaling an urgent need for global action to mitigate climate change.

 

Dr. Mary Rice, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, emphasized the significance of the study's findings, highlighting the need for comprehensive measures to address climate-related health risks. Rice's recent research underscores the broader impact of climate change on immune-mediated diseases, further emphasizing the urgency of reducing emissions and improving air quality.

 

Stroke, already a significant public health concern, ranks among the leading causes of disability and death globally. While the study didn't delve into the mechanisms behind temperature-induced strokes, previous research suggests that extreme heat can lead to hypercoagulability—a state where blood clots more easily—increasing stroke risk. Similarly, extreme cold temperatures can trigger vasoconstriction, elevating blood pressure and potentially leading to strokes.

 

Dr. Ali Saad, a neurologist affiliated with the Climate and Health Program at the University of Colorado, underscores the importance of raising awareness about the risks associated with extreme temperatures. Saad's proactive approach involves educating patients about temperature-related stroke risks and advocating for preventive measures.

 

Ultimately, the study serves as a global wake-up call, urging policymakers and leaders to prioritize climate action to mitigate the growing burden of climate-related health hazards. As Saad emphasizes, the impact of extreme temperatures on stroke risk transcends borders and socioeconomic boundaries, necessitating urgent and concerted efforts to address the looming health crisis.


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