Cold shouldn’t spell trouble for the vulnerable

Pneumonia, falls, asthma attacks due to cold air, even cardiac problems caused by poor circulation – a winter snap is rated as four times more dangerous than any heatwave says Dr Zahid Chauhan GP.

Sometimes as medics, we have to shrug our shoulders and accept that cold weather causes patients problems.

However, when the icy finger of death touches the most vulnerable through hypothermia, it is enough to make the blood boil.

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