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Could Moving To A Warmer Climate Help Allay The Pain Of Osteoarthritis
Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more
No: Osteoarthrtis is a disease with degenatives changes in the cartilages. Some people experience pain some don t . When people move to a warmer or even a colder enviroment , a change occurs and people feel better , but when the individual gets acostumed to the new enviroment , symptoms occur again. The signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis will not differ in different climatic regions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been on Xanax for 13 years! moving to a nother warmer climate. How can I get it.? I'm not proud of it! but i'm 61 years old and severe anxiety
See below: Unless you are on are rediculous dose, you'll find a doc. However, even though you had anxiety before, the likelihood is that the chronic use of xanax, through mechanisms of tolerance and withdrawal, have made the anxiety worse and increased your suffering. A change to a long acting benzo and weaning over 12-24 months is most appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am in constant pain from osteoarthritis an I am only 41 years of age. I work on ambulances so I am constantly moving. What can I take for pain. Aleve , or celebrex help
No: Sorry no I have never heard of this. ...Read more
Is it reasonable for a doctor to recommend somebody with severe chronic pain syndrome to move to a warmer climate?
Yes: The reason why elderly people tend to be “snowbirds” , is that they feel better in warm weather. In my observations, it is the combination of cold and fluctuating air pressure but causes increased pain. Warm climates, such as the desert, have less changes in both temperature and air pressure. We are all familiar with people that can predict a storm coming by increased joint pain. ...Read more
I feel pain in my legs, it is due to the loss of salt from the body, bcuz of the warm climate here. Can i drink water mixed with table salt?
Wrong diagnosis: It is very unlikely that low sodium has anything to do with leg pains. You should see your doctor for a correct diagnosis before you start treating. The typical american diet has much too much salt and adding table salt to your drinking water is an unhealthy idea. In addition if you are taking Ibuprofen it already makes you retain sodium. ...Read more
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