Original title: Le Jiankang | Why can’t you wear turtlenecks in winter? It turns out to be a “hot kiss”
Workers Daily-China Industry Network reporter Ji Wei
As winter approaches, many friends like to wear turtlenecks to keep warm. Recently, Why do some people feel uncomfortable when they wear turtlenecks? has been trending on Weibo, attracting attention and heated discussions among netizens.
Some netizens said that wearing a turtleneck sweater or scarf would make them “very uncomfortable” and “affect the whole person”. Some netizens would even feel “disgusted”, “powerless” and “like they are being ‘assassinated'”.
Why does this happen? Many people think that it may be because “the clothes are on backwards”, “the neck is short”, or “too fat”… In fact, it is none of them.
If you feel strangled, nauseous, weak, out of breath as soon as you wear turtlenecks or scarves, as if your throat is being strangled… This condition is medically called “carotid sinus syndrome” “, also called “collar syndrome”, is a group of symptoms of dizziness, falls, and syncope caused by stimulation of the carotid sinus.
The collar of the new shirt was too stiff. The man turned his head so much that he almost fainted.
A 60-year-old uncle once visited Shaw Hospital of Zhejiang University. He said that he was cooking in the kitchen the evening before when his grandson called him. The uncle suddenly turned his head and suddenly felt a blackness in front of his eyes and almost fainted. But after turning his head, the dizzy feeling disappeared again.
After conducting relevant examinations, the doctor found that the uncle had carotid arteriosclerosis, and that he was wearing a new shirt with a stiff collar and the top button when he fainted. In addition, he had a clear and large head turning movement, which was considered as a cause of death. Carotid sinus syndrome.
“Carotid sinus syndrome is low blood pressure and slow heart rate caused by external compression of the carotid sinus, leading to transient syncope. Removing the trigger of external stimulation can basically alleviate the problem and does not require special treatment.”
Some people’s necks are particularly sensitive to high-necked clothing
“Carotid sinus syndrome”, also called “collar syndrome”, is a group of symptoms caused by carotid sinus reflex hypersensitivity, causing nausea, tinnitus, and dizziness.
In the middle part of the outside of the human neck, there is a carotid sinus with obvious carotid pulses. There is a “baroreceptor” on the carotid sinus, and the sensitivity of each person is different.
That is, if your receptors are more sensitive than others, you’ll be more likely to be oppressed by a turtleneck. Once the carotid sinus is compressed by external force, it will mistakenly think that the blood pressure has increased, and then regulate the body to lower the blood pressure.
A collar that is too tight or a scarf that is tied too tightly will put pressure on the carotid sinus for a long time. Through nerve reflexes, it will cause the body’s blood pressure to drop, the heart rate to slow down, the blood supply to the brain to decrease, and dizziness, nausea, etc. to occur, which can be serious. Can cause fainting.
The carotid sinus is also known as the “hot kissing spot”
Massage, kissing, restraint, and sometimes even turning the head too much may cause tinnitus, dizziness, and fainting.
Jia Dacheng, a senior emergency expert at the Beijing Emergency Center, once said in an interview that the carotid sinus is also known as the “Achilles’ heel for hot kisses.” Related accidents often occur when people who are in love faint when they are kissed.
A netizen once shared an “embarrassing incident” on a social platform. She planted a “strawberry” by kissing her boyfriend on his neck. As a result, the boyfriend collapsed on the ground, cramped all over, and almost fainted in the middle. It took dozens of minutes to slowly get better. After that, I went to the hospital for a checkup, an electrocardiogram, and oxygen inhalation before slowly getting better.
Improve comfort in winter clothing
In addition to people with “collar syndrome”, patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases and people with allergies should also be careful about wearing high-collar clothes.
■ Use a scarf instead of a turtleneck
If you feel uncomfortable wearing high-necked clothes, you can wear a scarf, but be careful not to tie it too tight.
■ Cover your head, waist and abdomen
The head, waist and abdomen are the key objects to keep warm. You can wear a hat and the top should preferably cover the waist.
■ Try the onion dressing method
As the name suggests, it is layered and layered like an onion.
Inner layer: Clothing with good sweat-wicking function
Middle layer: sweaters, fleece and other warm clothes
Outer layer: Clothes made of waterproof and windproof material to cope with weather changes (Xiamen Daily)
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