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Why Does Cold Weather Increase Your Risk for Heart Attack?

4 days ago   |   By Mercola

A number of bodily changes occur when you are exposed to cold temperatures. Although irritating and sometimes embarrassing, a runny nose in the cold weather is actually one way your body protects your mucous membranes. 1 The additional fluid helps catch bacteria, viruses and other foreign bodies, which then leave as the mucus drips out of your nose.
The winter months are also a time when your skin tends to dry out, leaving it feeling tight, rough and itchy. Aside from being uncomfortable and less than aesthetically desirable, when it becomes severe, it can crack, making it a perfect...
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