Shivering: Cold stress raises blood pressure, causing shivering and increased heart rate during winter weather.
Dry skin: Dehydration elevates BP, contributing to hypertension; monitor skin health in colder climates.
Weight gain: Winter comfort foods and reduced physical activity can lead to weight gain, impacting blood pressure.
Flu-like symptoms: Respiratory infections may temporarily raise BP; monitor for persistent symptoms during winter months.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD): Winter blues can stress the body, influencing blood pressure fluctuations.
Reduced sunlight exposure: Vitamin D deficiency in winter may impact hypertension; ensure adequate sunlight or supplements.
Increased salt intake: Winter comfort foods tend to be high in salt, potentially exacerbating high blood pressure.