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Doctor insights on: Cold Weather Affects Lupus

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In general, do people with lupus and related autonomic defiency need to avoid the humidity and weather temps in the 90s (even if they avoid the sun)? If so, why?

In general, do people with lupus and related autonomic defiency need to avoid the humidity and weather temps in the 90s (even if they avoid the sun)?  If so, why?

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 autoimmune disease worse. ...Read more

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Does rainy weather cause lupus joint pain to worsen?

Does rainy weather cause lupus joint pain to worsen?

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. ...Read more

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What is the best climate for me. I have lupus scleroderma RA fibromyalgia and crest syndrome ?

What is the best climate for me. I have lupus scleroderma RA fibromyalgia and crest syndrome ?

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 raise your vitamin D levels. Adequate vitamin D is essential for fibromyalgia relief, and is a powerful anti-inflammatory.More exercise, especially light walking or yoga on the beach would add to the benefit of vitamin D. ...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

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Is it possible for a person to get mindgrains because of the cold weather?

Is it possible for a person to get mindgrains because of the cold weather?

Migraines: I believe you mean migraines. There are many triggers that set of migraines, however ensure have this diagnosis. Yes barometric pressure changes, foods, change length daylight ( common with cluster migraines. Patients can predict about what month they will start. Many types migraines, some w/o headache since it is neurological condition generated in brain, being transmitted along tigeminal nerve. ...Read more

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Why are my palms flakey already with cold weather?

Why are my palms flakey already with cold weather?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more