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cold weather affects lupus

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Rosner
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: Joint pain can be the only symptom of lupus but you would have to have several positive blood tests to make this diagnosis.

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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not per se but: cold and damp weather makes the joints hurt more regardless of the cause. Sun exposure on the other hand can trigger a lupus flare.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Rash face lupus: My doughter elif she get about 3 years ago lupus, have joint paint mostly in cold weather getting worse ,last mont have on her face rash red color ? A ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Avoid sun: The weather humidity and temp is not so harmful as the direct uv rays.Sunburn is a sign of too much uv exposure, a stressor.Any stress makes all autoi ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: A drop in barometric pressure, which occurs with storm fronts, can make any type of arthritis worse. This includes the joint pain from SLE.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Druz
40 years experience Cardiology
The Mighty Vitamin D: You may do better in warmer climate closer tot he equator for 2 reasons: more vitamin D and more exercise . Receiving more sunlight would naturally ra ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience Family Medicine
Dress appropriately: There is an extraordinary amount of new high technology clothing to allow you to keep warm in cold weather. These include multi-layered and very thin ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sachs
17 years experience Ophthalmology
Indirectly: The cold weather will not actually cause you to get sick, but your body has to use extra energy to try to keep you warm. Because of this your body has ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: You may have an underactive Thyroid gland that accounts for the weight gain. The foot swelling in cold weather could be related or not related at all ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bayer
Dr. Jay Bayer answered
50 years experience Family Medicine
Migraines: I believe you mean migraines. There are many triggers that set of migraines, however ensure have this diagnosis. Yes barometric pressure changes, food ... Read More
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