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What occurs when you refrain from wearing a hat in cold weather

What occurs when you refrain from wearing a hat in cold weather Is it possible to walk without a hat in winter (photo:

During the colder months, some individuals prefer to forgo hats or hoods. Reasons for this may include wanting to maintain their hairstyle, discomfort with pulling fabric over their head, or a desire to draw attention. However, Dr. Yurii Gaborets emphasizes the importance of wearing a hat in cold weather and discusses the potential consequences of not doing so.

According to the expert, if you don't wear a hat or hood when it's cold when you leave a warm room and go outside, you experience a sharp spasm of the vessels in your head, neck, and face.

"The vessels spasm reflexively in the limbs and brain, especially in the morning when you wash your hair and go out into the wind, and you get hypothermia because they dilate and spasm from drying. When you haven't dried it and it's wet, the surface heat transfer is 7 times greater than that of dry skin," explains Yurii Gaborets.

He warns that there can be inflammation of the trigeminal nerve because the skin and face are more adapted to the cold than the head and neck.

"Lymph nodes can become inflamed. If it hurts to move your eye after hypothermia, and if you see bright colors, especially red, it may be an inflammation of the optic nerve. It is necessary to stabilize it, otherwise, the vision will fall," the doctor also warns.

He noted that leaving children without hats in winter is a huge mistake for parents. Especially since there is a risk of catching some toxin that can cling to the scalp or ear instead of a hat.

"No hairstyle or "what they will think" is worth head otitis media or neuritis," the expert emphasizes.

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