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Could moving to a warmer climate help allay the pain of osteoarthritis?

Could moving to a warmer climate help allay the pain of osteoarthritis?

Yes...: We're not sure why the weather effects people with osteoarthritis... But it does. People who live in dry warmer areas usuallly report less discomfortt. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Osteoarthritis (Definition)

Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. 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 ...Read more


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Expert opinion - should moving to a warmer climate help allay the pain of osteoarthritis?

Expert opinion - should moving to a warmer climate help allay the pain of osteoarthritis?

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 more

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I've been on Xanax (alprazolam) 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

I've been on Xanax (alprazolam) 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, (alprazolam) 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 more

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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 (celecoxib) help

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 (celecoxib) help

See Dr.: At your young age, you need a thorough evaluation regarding the cause of your joint pain. I suggest a rheumatologist. You will need some blod tests, possibly x-rays and then some prescribed meds and/or intervention for your pain and joints. ...Read more

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Cortisone inj. Today in rt. Shoulder at jt. For tendonitis. This eve. I have sign. Pain moving rt. Arm. Ice? Ys in december show degenerative joint disease with bone spurs from neck down length of back and right shoulder. Decreased rom with some pain

Cortisone inj. Today in rt. Shoulder at jt.  For tendonitis.  This eve. I have sign.  Pain moving rt. Arm.  Ice? Ys in december show degenerative joint disease with bone spurs from neck down length of back and right shoulder.  Decreased rom with some pain

You : You can try ice and advil (ibuprofen) (if you have no reasons you can't take advil (ibuprofen)), but if the pain persists or you have any fever or redness then you must call your orthopedist immediately for evaluation to be sure you aren't having a reaction or an infection. ...Read more

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How come people who live in warm climates are happier than people who don't?

How come people who live in warm climates are happier than people who don't?

Said who?: Happiness is difficult to measure, but i suspect you are mistaken. People who live in cold climates such as the finns, swedish, russians, nepalese, swiss, and many others might disagree. ...Read more

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Is seasonal affective disorder something to be concerned about in warmer climates?

Is seasonal affective disorder something to be concerned about in warmer climates?

SAD: Seasonal affective disorder (also called sad) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year. If you're like most people with seasonal affective disorder, your symptoms start in the fall and may continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody. Less often, seasonal affective disorder causes depression in the spring or early summer. ...Read more

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Keratosis pilaris on warm climates?

Does n't matter: People get pilaris in cold or warm climates. Some times shaving makes it worse. You can try apple cider vinegar, retin a, (tretinoin) local steroids/salicylic acid. ...Read more

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Will it help if I move to a warmer climate?

Why: Depends. Are you thinking of moving for a medical condition? ...Read more

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If you live in a warm climate, do you still get colds?

If you live in a warm climate, do you still get colds?

Yes: Upper respiratory infections, or the common cold has nothing to do with the temperature of your image. They are caused by viruses present in all climates. ...Read more

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Would it be beneficial for someone with osteoporosis to move to a country with a warmer climate?

Would it be beneficial for someone with osteoporosis to move to a country with a warmer climate?

No: The climate does not have any affect on osteoporosis. Osteoporosis means poor bone density. It can best be prevented by weight bearing exercise from a young age. ...Read more

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I take flu shots but i catch cold too often even i live at warm climate, what should I do, to not catch cold?

I take flu shots but i catch cold too often even i live at warm climate, what should I do, to not catch cold?

Hand Hygiene: Flu shot will not prevent common colds. Clean your hands with soap and water or with hand sanitizers. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth when at work. Adequate sleep, rest and a balanced diet to optimize your immune system. See a doctor to r/o diabetes or other health conditions if the above does not work. ...Read more