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Cold Weather Affects Lupus
Is possible that you have lupus even if your only symptom is bilateral joint pain? Esp in morning and in cold weather?
Yes: Joint pain can be the only symptom of lupus but you would have to have several positive blood tests to make this diagnosis.
Does cold weather bring on a Lupus flare up? All my joints are swollen, weak and painful. As soon as the cold weather hit, I'm in pain everyday
Not per se but: Cold and damp weather makes the joints hurt more regardless of the cause. Sun exposure on the other hand can trigger a lupus flare.
My doughter elif she get about 3 years ago lupus, have joint paint mostly in cold weather getting worse, last mont have on her face rash red color?
Rash face lupus: My doughter elif she get about 3 years ago lupus, have joint paint mostly in cold weather getting worse, last mont have on her face rash red color? ANS: Suspect she has butterfly rash of lupus. Google images and compare and discuss with her team.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can be.: Cold induced urticaria is caused by cooling of the skin by a variety of mechanisms. It can happen with exposure to cold air, cold or cool water, reaching into the freezer, holding a cold drink, etc. This results in the release of histamine from the mast cells in the skin and a hive develops.
Cold hives: Idiopathic cold urticaria is fairly common. It really isn't dangerous unless there is submersion. Other cold induced syndromes are rare. For more information on cold induced syndromes see my blog: http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/01/allergy-to-cold-weather/.See 1 more doctor answer
Cold air hurts lungs: Cold air is naturally dry. When you breathe cold dry air into your lungs, moisture from your bronchial tubes evaporate. This irritates the surface and can cause the bronchial tubes to spasm in people with asthma. There is a test to help diagnose asthma where patients are asked to hyperventilate breathing cold dry air. Breathing through a scarf or mask helps shield the lungs from the dryness.
Rare syndromes can: Two types of people get hives because of cold. First are those with cold contact urticaria, in which histamine is released in the spots of skin directly exposed to cold. Second are people with certain rare inherited mutations that make the immune system activate in response to cold. The latter usually get hives all over, not just at the spot of cold exposure. See an immunologist for more info.
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