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Can you explain cold weather illnes and somethings that people forget to do to prevent cold weather illness. ?

Can you explain cold weather illnes and somethings that people forget to do to prevent cold weather illness. ?

Folk tales: Am not aware of any evidence to prove that cold weather alone predisposes to infection. The theory has been that in cold weather people crowd together indoors more and therefore transmit disease among each other. Do not know whether or not this is true. The best way to avoid cold weather illness is to move to a warm climate - or just wait for global warming to catch up to us. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Miller
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Raynaud's Disease (Definition)

It is vascular spasm in the fingers, toes, and can even involves the nose and ears and internal organs the blood vessels of the heart or kidneys in response to cold or stress causing the external elements especially the fingers, toes to turn white. Blue and red can also occur but I like to Emphasize if not white I can not be clear. Others ...Read more


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Why do people with MS prefer to do exercises in a cooler climate?

Why do people with MS prefer to do exercises in a cooler climate?

Sensitivity: Hot surroundings make ms symptoms transiently worse, and since fatigue is also present, best to exercise with cooler surroundings. Interestingly, more ms is found in northern climes, i.e., north of latitude 39 or 42. Of historical interest, hot bath test was once used to make diagnosis. Heat problems are reversible when cooler areas are sought. ...Read more

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Can I get flu or common cold if not wearing enough clothes in winter weather ?

Can I get flu or common cold if not wearing enough clothes in winter weather ?

Not really: Being cold can decrease the immune system a touch, but it is not the cause usually of getting the cold of flu. You have to come in contact with it, which is not necessarily because you are "cold"/exposed to the cold. ...Read more

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How can I train in cold weather?

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 high performance undergarments and other non-bulky and moisture controlling outerwear. Any ski shop, outdoor shop or athletic or runners supply shop (particularly those in warm weather climates) can help you get equipped safely. ...Read more

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How effectively do contacts work in dry or slightly dusty weather?

How effectively do contacts work in dry or slightly dusty weather?

Probably fine: There are many contact lens wearers in hot, dry and dusty climates. Sometimes tear supplements is needed. Carry them with you if you plan to wear contacts in these type of climates. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are cold feet & cold hands a cold/flu symptom?

Can you tell me are cold feet & cold hands a cold/flu symptom?

Not really: Cold hands or feet doesn't mean flu or cold. Ot could be reynaud's syndrome which causes constriction of blood vessels in toes and fingers. May get a dusky blue, grey, or sometimes reddish purple appearance of toes and fingers and they will feels cold. ...Read more

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I want to know if very cold weather can cause vertigo ?

I want to know if very cold weather can cause vertigo ?

Yes it csn: Vertigo is a clinical symptom. It is often a sign of infection or pressure in the inner ear. It can also be a sign of blood flow problems in the back part of the brain. Cold stress can cause these symptoms to occur and warn you that something is not right. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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How do I deal with raynaud's disease in the winter?

How do I deal with raynaud's disease in the winter?

Gloves: Mittens are best bit mainly keep your hands warm. Sometimes medications like Nifedipine can help. ...Read more

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In hot weather why do people with asthma get a tight chest ?

In hot weather why do people with asthma get a tight chest ?

Bronchospasm: They get spasm in their bronchial tubes along with inflammation which leads to chest tightness, cough sob and wheezing. ...Read more

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I wear a sports bandana, like some tennis players (Nadal, Federer etc) when I run and workout. Can this do any damage to my hair? Weakening, thinning?

I wear a sports bandana, like some tennis players (Nadal, Federer etc) when I run and workout. Can this do any damage to my hair? Weakening, thinning?

I don't think that's: correct, as there is no connection between the two. If you lose hair or get thinning, it would be due to the Genetic reasons, that you may be prone to it. ...Read more

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Living in a cold climate with raynaud's, what can I do?

Living in a cold climate with raynaud's, what can I do?

Always plan ahead: Cold temperatures are a main cause of raynaud's phenomenon, so cold weather can trigger symptoms. If a person has only mild symptoms, he can keep his hands, feet, face, and ears warm with well-insulated clothing. The newest gadgets (such as heated gloves and heated socks) from winter sports stores may help. Using portable heaters, pre-warming the car, keeping dry, etc..., are helpful ideas. ...Read more

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Do seasonal changes in weather cause some people to get sick?

Do seasonal changes in weather cause some people to get sick?

Yes: The two major issues with seasonal change are allergic response to the pollen which changes with the season and arthritis which is sensivitive to the heat/cold cycle and leads many older folk to migrate to southern states to lessen this problem. ...Read more

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How big of an impact does cold weather and climate play in people who have rsd/crps?

How big of an impact does cold weather and climate play in people who have rsd/crps?

Varies: Since there is altered blood flow regulation, people with crps often have problems with changes in climate. May also be experiencing a raynauds phenomenon in cold weather. ...Read more

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How to cope with hypothermia during snow, ice, and winter storms?

How to cope with hypothermia during snow, ice, and winter storms?

Prevention: Wear clothes in layers and limit the time spent in the cold. A nuclear catastrophe is not imminent. The world is not going to end from radiation, heat waves, tornadoes, typhoons, lightening, floods, earthquakes, cold wave or any thing else like that. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I'm from fl moving to ny and i won't be used to cold weather. Can you get hypothermia from 3 degree weather if you're not used to it?

I'm from fl moving to ny and i won't be used to cold weather. Can you get hypothermia from 3 degree weather if you're not used to it?

Unlikely: Humans are well designed to adapt to environmental changes. You easily sense heat/cold and would know how to alter what you wear or when to go inside. The pain of cold fingers/body doesn't sneak up on you. In some conditions, like if you were so intoxicated to the point you were unaware of these body senses, it might be a problem if you were outside in the cold. ...Read more

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Does the sun help a common cold? How can sunbathing help relieve a common cold?

Does the sun help a common cold?  How can sunbathing help relieve a common cold?

High temperature: Cold viruses thrive in low humidity and cold temperatures. They cannot survive at elevated temperatures. The sun bathing can be helpful to keep the temperature of your mucous membranes warmer. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid foot pain during a barefoot work out?

What can I do to avoid foot pain during a barefoot work out?

Start slow: Moving toward barefoot exercise can cause a lot of main. You need to be using the appropriate techniques. There are a lot of good videos on internet but the big thing is start slow or it will hurt. Speaking from a bit of personal experience here. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Raynaud Phenomenon (Definition)

A condition in which some areas of the body feel numb and ...Read more