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Can Do Winter Sports Raynauds
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer from frostbite· should I wear woolen socks and gluves during winter or not as they cause some irritation?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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