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Doctor insights on: Cold Weather Affect Hypoglycemia

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Does cold weather affect hypoglycemia?

Does cold weather affect hypoglycemia?

PROBABLY NOT: Hypoglycemia is overdiagnosed its symptoms are very similar to anxiety.Real hypoglycemia due to stomach surgery ang Insulin secreting tumors is uncommon and unrelated to cold weather. ...Read more

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Is it true that cold weather doesn't give you a cold? And is there a difference between COLD and FLU? Thanks in advance

Is it true that cold weather doesn't give you a cold? And is there a difference between COLD and FLU? Thanks in advance

Yes: Colds and flu are more common in cold weather probably because the viruses persist longer and people are together indoors in more crowded conditions. Colds are caused by multiple different viruses such as rhinovirus and adenovirus and cause mainly nasal congestion and cough. Influenza is caused by different strains of influenza virus and have more systemic symptoms like fever, headache, and coug ...Read more

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Im finally getting over strep & don't want to relapse. Could the cold weather aggravate symptoms more than anything else? Should I stay clear of SOY?

Im finally getting over strep & don't want to relapse. Could the cold weather aggravate symptoms more than anything else? Should I stay clear of SOY?

Can get rechecked: One can get his throat rechecked if a lot of strep throat symptoms return. Cold weather can make a throat uncomfortable temporarily, due to breathing cold, dry air... but does not cause strep throat to relapse. Soy products are everywhere, and have no unusual effect on a normal person's throat. ...Read more

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Supposedly, cold weather is not a direct cause of sickness. But, my nose gets runny in the cold (when i'm not sick and don't get sick). Why is this?

Supposedly, cold weather is not a direct cause of sickness.  But, my nose gets runny in the cold (when i'm not sick and don't get sick).  Why is this?

Not supposedly: Viruses cause illness, not cold air. That said, the cold air will cause shock to the nasal blood vessels, and cause them to leak fluid, causing your nose to run. ...Read more

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Does cold weather make your chest tighten up like you can't breathe?

Does cold weather make your chest tighten up like you can't breathe?

Yes: Cold air is a known irritant to the lungs. In certain patients, cold air can actually trigger the muscles that surround the bronchial tubes to spasm, leading to shortness of breath. This can be treated with a short acting bronchodilator like albuterol. ...Read more

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Why do I sweat profusely at night sometimes? I don't drink or do drugs, triathlete, eat well. Happens in either hot or cold weather

Why do I sweat profusely at night sometimes? I don't drink or do drugs, triathlete, eat well. Happens in either hot or cold weather

Sweating profusely : If this is a new symptom, it is important to see your provider to check your vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, etc) and obtain some bloodwork (to evaluate your thyroid, check electrolytes and glucose, other hormones, etc.) can sometimes be medication/supplement/substance side effect-related also. ...Read more

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Can the cold weather affect flow of period?i am experiencing it right now and wondering why? Didn't have a regular period for the last 2months either.

Can the cold weather affect flow of period?i am experiencing it right now and wondering why? Didn't have a regular period for the last 2months either.

Get checked: I guess if you were exposed constantly to a cold environment without adequate protection, the stress would mess up your periods (marathons in a bikini in Alaska in winter would do it). But if wearing proper clothing and in a temp-regulated environment, it is unlikely. Since you have had 3 abnormal periods, something is going on and you need to see your doctor and find out what that could be ...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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Can you get a cold from too much cold weather?

Can you get a cold from too much cold weather?

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 less resources to fight off germs and viruses which increases your risk of getting sick. ...Read more