Heated Clothing Against the Cold

When the winter season approaches, the air becomes cooler and has direct effects on the body. Often overlooked, the cold encourages our body to make extra efforts to prevent it from getting cold. This leads to an acceleration of the heartbeat, which can pose risks for the elderly and frail.

It is therefore important to dress well to avoid the troubles caused by freezing winter temperatures. We will see in this article, what are the health problems caused by the cold as well as the benefits of heated clothing to avoid them.

1. The effects of cold on the body


With the decrease in heat, this leads to vasoconstriction in humans, an increase in cholesterol levels as well as fibrinogen and blood viscosity . In other words, it impacts the nervous, respiratory, endocrine and cardiovascular systems.

These same disorders lead to asthma attacks, frostbite and even frostbite, hypothermia and Raynaud's syndrome.

In addition, these problems can occur more suddenly than you think. The lapse of time between the moment when the exposure to cold takes place, and the moment when there is the onset of a pathology can indeed be very rapid.

The health watch institute specifies that these can be from a few minutes to a few hours.

The most common problems caused by lower temperatures are:

  • Respiratory infections;
  • vascular accidents;
  • Nervous breakdown ;
  • Gastronomy;
  • Flu ;
  • Colds;
  • Bronchiolitis;
  • Otitis.

These different pathologies are often amplified by the end of year celebrations. With fatigue, changes in diet and reduced light, the immune system is put to the test.

1.1 The risks of frostbite and frostbite

Both related to the cold, it is sometimes complex to make the difference between these two terms.

Frostbite appears regularly in young adults and presents as fingertips with red skin accompanied by tingling. Frostbite appears during wet and cold periods and disappears when sunny days return.

More serious, frostbite is characterized by bluish skin that has become numb. Rare, it appears in people exposed for a long time to freezing cold, such as mountaineers.

To avoid these frostbites, it is necessary to opt for socks at your size to prevent them from being too tight and cutting off the blood flow. In addition, make sure to wear a pair of gloves as well as warm or electrically heated clothing. Thermal, they emit heat which will improve blood circulation and help relax the muscles .

Specialized in the field of heated technical clothing, Climb Winter offers a wide range of heated jackets and heated gloves that you can find in their respective collections.

1.2 Cardiovascular risks increased with cold

This risk translates into the probability of a cardiovascular disease or accident, that is to say a disease of the heart or arteries.

To understand this pathology, here is a more concise explanation. When we breathe in the cold winter air, the blood vessels constrict, which encourages atheroma plaques to detach from the walls of the arteries. Composed of fatty and calcareous deposits, this can lead to acute myocardial infarctions and heart attacks.

During freezing episodes, the risks of cardiac arrhythmias are also higher. Abnormal heart rate, in the presence of an arrhythmia, the heart will tend to beat slower, too fast or irregularly. This problem can lead to a lack of blood and oxygen reaching the heart muscle.

1.3 Raynaud's syndrome in extreme cold

When the cold sets in, the blood vessels have a tendency to contract due to temperature variations. Characterized by a temporary cessation of blood flow to the fingers, Raynaud 's phenomenon affects 10% of the population.

Depriving the extremities of blood supply and oxygen, the fingers turn blue and tingling, sometimes painful, is felt for a few minutes. This disorder is reversible, but can lead to crises that impact the quality of life, because of the impression of having "dead fingers". Not irrigated by a blood flow, it becomes difficult to use them.

1.4 Increase in respiratory diseases

In winter, the cold air we breathe increases respiratory infections. Once inhaled, it cools the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract, which can disrupt the correct functioning of the mechanisms allowing to fight against infections.

In addition, the fresh air will cause a decrease in the diameter of the bronchi, which will cause discomfort when breathing. This explains why during the winter, diseases such as pneumonia, bronchitis or the flu affect more people who are vulnerable to the cold.

1.5 Other illnesses caused by the cold

In extreme cold, some illnesses are aggravated and more common.

For example, otitis, gastroenteritis, nasopharyngitis and other angina are more frequent infectious diseases during the winter months.

Among these, angina is certainly one of the most common. Of infectious origin, angina corresponds to an inflammation of the tonsils . Without gravity on the body, it is however embarrassing because of the sore throat it causes.

2. How to protect yourself from the cold correctly?


Prevent the dangers of the cold with heated clothing

Damage to health, cold, icy wind and snow, can have significant consequences on the body. It is in fact important to adopt the right dress code in order to prevent the risks that it can cause.

For proper outdoor attire , dress in a beanie , as we lose up to 30% heat through your head, a scarf to cover your neck and mouth, gloves to protect your extremities, and a windproof and waterproof jacket . For the jacket, you can opt for a heated jacket, such as a down jacket, a coat or even a fleece, which will be ideal for covering you effectively without being encumbered with several layers of clothing.

This type of jacket offers pleasant warmth in any situation. Promulgated by heating zones hidden in the lining, it is an ideal jacket to fight against the dangers of the cold. To maximize comfort in all weathers, a microfleece dots the inside of the garment while the outer surface is equipped with a durable water-repellent finish .

In order to avoid the contraction of blood vessels and therefore the influx of blood that irrigates your fingers, it is important to wear gloves or mittens.

To optimize this protection against freezing temperatures, you can choose heated gloves . Like down jackets, they are equipped with heat-emitting technology, which allows them to keep your fingers protected from wind, humidity and cold.

We are coming to the end of this article, tell us in the comments if you know all the problems that the cold can bring. In addition, to enjoy the winter season without the discomfort and dangers of winter temperatures, do not hesitate to visit our store. You will find a wide selection of heated clothing and equipment developed and designed to face this season.

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