Can Weather Affect Blood Pressure?

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, September 27, 2018
stock photo
Weather is a major contributor to our quality of life, some instances of this more obvious than others.

In the winter months blood pressure generally is higher. In the summer it is typically lower.

This is because low temperatures cause your blood vessels to narrow — which increases blood pressure because more pressure is needed to force blood through your narrowed veins and arteries.

Also if a front is moving through, your body, and blood vessels, may react to sudden changes in humidity, atmospheric pressure, cloud cover or wind. This is more common in people age 65 and older.

If you have questions about how weather may affect your blood pressure, ask your doctor.

The Team

© Wx Centre