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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

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


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How does cold weather affect peroneal tendonitis?

How does cold weather affect peroneal tendonitis?

It depends: Some people may experienced increased pain in cold weather and others may experience no change in the symptoms. Cold is unlikely to help the problems. ...Read more

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My friend sleeps most nights in a damp t-shirt will this make her sick especially in the cold weather?

My friend sleeps most nights in a damp t-shirt will this make her sick especially in the cold weather?

Not particularly: Hi, I'd have liked to know why she sleeps in damp Tshirt? Intentionally or does she sweat causing Tshirt to become damp? If weather is cold maybe it's still too warm for her indoors. Most people find it unpleasant and cold to wear/sleep in damp clothing and dampness may cause skin irritation/chaffing but it won't make her catch a cold or other infection if that's what you mean by ill. ...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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Can cold weather make babies sick?

Can cold weather make babies sick?

No: Cold weather does not make you sick, but it may seem so as there always seems to be something going "around" in winter. The exception might be babies who have respiratory problems such as asthma, where breathing cold air might trigger an episode. Also, breathing cold air makes your nose "runny" not because you are sick, but, the nose has to create moisture when the air is cold and dry. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a cold weather injury?

What sort of disease is a cold weather injury?

Frostbite injury: Cold weather injury is most likely known as frostbrite. It can effect any part of the body but most commonly effects extremities. Treatment is directed at gentle (not rapid) rewarming of the effected part. Observation is subsequently monitored. Pathophysiology involves vascular occlusion and necrosis. Once tissues have demarcated, debridement and reeconstruction is instituted. ...Read more