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Can symptoms of Lyme disease (and coinfections) become worse due to changes in the weather (such as change in barometric pressure)?

Can symptoms of Lyme disease (and coinfections) become worse due to changes in the weather (such as change in barometric pressure)?

Yes: Lyme disease can cause just about any symptom known to man, including sensitivity to changes in barometric pressure. Western medicine has little if anything to offer for this symptom but homeopathy and chinese medicine can help; of course proper treatment of lyme and co-infections should help too! ...Read more

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The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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Could barometric pressure affect body pain?

Could barometric pressure affect body pain?

Barometric Pressure: Changes in atmospheric pressure commonly affect joint pain. Find out what is causing your pain and the proper therapy / exercises for it. ...Read more

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Why does barometric pressure cause pain flare-ups in people with chronic pain?

Why does barometric pressure cause pain flare-ups in people with chronic pain?

See below: Any person with chronic pain where there is inflammatory fluid produced can experience pain when this fluid expands and contracts with changes in barometric pressure which encroach on pain endings. ...Read more

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Is there any correlation between barometric pressure and the onset of vertigo attacks?

Is there any correlation between barometric pressure and the onset of vertigo attacks?

No: The vestibular apparatus, the nerves in the middle ear, do not change their function with changes in atmospheric pressure. However when rapid changes in pressure happen like going up in an elevator in a skyscraper or during landing in an airplane the air space in the middle ear may not readily equalize with the pressure acting on the outside of the body and cause some people to feel dizzy. ...Read more

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How does barometric pressure affect the body?

How does barometric pressure affect the body?

Barometric Pressure: When we had typhoons in Japan and the barometric pressure dropped - a number of women who were late in their pregnancies went into labor. ...Read more

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One thing that triggers my migraines is the barometric pressure(storms). How do you avoid a storm?

One thing that triggers my migraines is the barometric pressure(storms). How do you avoid a storm?

Migraines: Changes in weather, humidity, temperature, etc., have been known to trigger migraines. If you know a storm is coming, best to try and get away from its path for a while. If you can't then at least be prepared for it with enough of your medications in stock and other things that help relieve the headaches. ...Read more

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I was wondering what you do to get rid of the migraines triggered by the change in barometric pressure?

I was wondering what you do to get rid of the migraines triggered by the change in barometric pressure?

Be vigilant: This is common. Some migraineurs would make great weatherpeople; they can predict a cold front 3 days in advance without any silly Doppler radar. Mainly women, I don't know why. It helps not to wait till the headache arrives. Try treating as soon as you feel the "hovering" feeling migraineurs describe. Work out a stepwise system with multiple meds. ...Read more

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My baby is very sensitive to barometric pressure changes - what can I do?

My baby is very sensitive to barometric pressure changes - what can I do?

What do you mean?: What happens, under what circumstances, and when does it happen? Barometric pressure changes all the time. You can't do anything about that. But if you talk to your doctor about the specific symptoms she is having, maybe it can be helped. ...Read more

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What are the possible negative impact of change of barometric pressure on some people, ?

What are the possible negative impact of change of barometric pressure on some people, ?

Minor alterations: And changes in ambient barometric pressure can cause sinus pressure, "popping" and muffling of hearing. Major decreases or increases are responsible for ruptured ear drums, brain swelling, and pulmonary edema, for atmospheric change in pressure. The pressures encountered when diving are basically the same with the addition of nitrogen narcosis, and the "bends" to name a few. ...Read more

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Is it possible for low barometric pressure to cause a nose bleed?

Is it possible for low barometric pressure to cause a nose bleed?

Yes: Rapid drop in barometric pressure is associated with a slightly higher incidence of nosebleeds, although the more important factor is the dryness of the air. Low relative humidity definitely increases the chances of having a nosebleed. The first things to try in cases of recurring nosebleeds involve moisturizing the nose: saline nasal spray, moisturizing nasal gel, a humidifier, etc. ...Read more

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Does Idiopathic intracranial hypertension become worse or better with barometric pressure change?

Does Idiopathic intracranial hypertension become worse or better with barometric pressure change?

Possible: The condition causes a fluid filled cavity inside your brain to have excess fluid. Similar to sinus pressure the fluid is effected by barometric presdure. ...Read more

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It is not a myth. Falling barometric pressure (usually indicating rain) will increase joint pain! is it why my joints hurts ? I have RA !

It is not a myth. Falling barometric pressure (usually indicating rain) will increase joint pain! is it why my joints hurts ? I have RA  !

You are correct: You are correct. It is not a myth. Joseph hollander, md proved that in the early 1960s using a climate chamber. No one is sure of the exact mechanism but it may have to do with delayed ability to equalize pressure inside the joint to the outside barometric pressure as the outside pressure falls. ...Read more

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Is there any particular "look" to people with autoimmune disorders?

Is there any particular "look" to people with autoimmune disorders?

No: I would caution everyone against these superstitious ideas. They serve no purpose, and even if there were some basis (for example, someone with advanced cancer "looks malignant" because of cachexia), the impression is less sensitive and less specific than a scientific exam. Life's difficult enough without well-intentioned lay people frightening folks for no reason. ...Read more

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Is quinoa and sprouted grains okay for people with autoimmune disorders?

Is quinoa and sprouted grains okay for people with autoimmune disorders?

Unknown: Good question. There are no studies to support the benefits or the risks of quinoa and sprouted grains in people with autoimmune disorders. ...Read more

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Does the herb kalawalla (polypodium leucotamos) actually work for autoimmune disorders?

Does the herb kalawalla (polypodium leucotamos) actually work for autoimmune disorders?

Kalawalla: No, the diversity of autoimmune diseases results in variable results with both natural and synthetic therapies. Medications and supplements that can be beneficial with lupus may be harmful or lack benefit with rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis or autoimmune thyroid disease. There are no natural supplements or medications that are beneficial for all autoimmune disorders. ...Read more

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The body is reacting to something that is indigenous to itself. It is acting as if it is a foreign invader , and 'fighting" it. This is not ...Read more