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Does the weather affect arthritis?

Does the weather affect arthritis?

Arthritis: Yes, beyond the common wisdom this has been studied: j rheumatol. 2002 feb;29(2):335-8. Influence of weather conditions on rheumatic pain. Strusberg i, mendelberg rc, serra ha, strusberg am. Source centro reumatológico strusberg, cordoba city, cordoba, argentina. Inistrus@hotmail.Com abstract objective: to evaluate the influence of the weather in cordoba city, argentina, on pain in patients with. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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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

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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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Why rheumatoid arthritis does not involve dip joint?

Why rheumatoid arthritis does not involve dip joint?

It is controversial: Issue, but lately studies show that all joints of the hand are affected. “a study of distal interphalangeal joint tenderness in rheumatoid arthritis.” you also can check this site: http://www.Methodistorthopedics.Com/arthritis-of-the-finger-joints. ...Read more

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Does weather affect artificial hip?

Does weather affect artificial hip?

Weather changes: Drops in barometric pressure can cause baroreceptors around joints to send discomfort messages to your brain. ...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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How does rheumatoid arthritis cause tachycardia?

How does rheumatoid arthritis cause tachycardia?

Rarely: The pain of the joints and tendon are more likely to cause tachycardia then RA directly. ...Read more

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How can the weather affect rheumatism, arthritis and lumbago?

How can the weather affect rheumatism, arthritis and lumbago?

Probably does not: Although it is commonly believed that arthritis is worse in damp and cold weather, studies have not really confirmed this. At best, the relationship is pretty weak. ...Read more

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Does rainy weather affect my CHF? Or any other type of weather?

Does rainy weather affect my CHF? Or any other type of weather?

CHF: Generally weather won't affect your CHF unless you are exposed to it. For instance if you're indoors and warm when its freezing outside, no problem. On the other hand should you be out in the cold without adequate clothing protection, you could have problems. ...Read more

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What is worse lupus or rheumatoid arthritis?

What is worse lupus or rheumatoid arthritis?

Neither: Both lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are serious autoimmune illnesses that can range from mild to severe. They can effect other organs in the body, not just the joints. The long term complications of these illnesses can be minimized by seeking care from an experienced rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Does wet feet affect gout?

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Does wet feet affect gout?

Gout: Comes from a collection of uric acid crystals that form inside a joint when the uric acid levels in the blood are high. If your uric acid levels are high and you injure your foot, it can set off an attack. But water, heat, cold, etc. Will not cause a gout attack. ...Read more

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How does rheumatoid arthritis cause anemia?

How does rheumatoid arthritis cause anemia?

Chronic Inflammation: There are several causes of anemia in rheumatoid arthritis. The most common is anemia of chronic disease. The cause is not completely understood. However, chronic inflammation can affect the body's ability to use iron and its ability to produce red blood cells which leads to low blood counts. ...Read more

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Is rheumatoid arthritis worse in summer?

Is rheumatoid arthritis worse in summer?

Not well studied: To my knowledge, I've not read that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms are better or worse in any season. There have been some recent studies suggesting that the change in barometric pressure may effect some types of arthritic symptoms. However this is not specific to RA. ...Read more

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How does resveratrol affect a gout flare up?

How does resveratrol affect a gout flare up?

Still unclear: So there is a ton of crap (excuse my language, but i cannot find another suitable word) regarding resveratrol and gout. There are antedotal reports littering the internet, but following up on those reports leads to dead ends in my opinion. I would say the effects are still unclear, and it does not hurt or help gout based on our current understanding. ...Read more

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Can rheumatoid arthritis affect the eyes?

Can rheumatoid arthritis affect the eyes?

Rheumatoid arthritis is primarily a joint disease: However, rheumatoid arthritis occasionally affects other parts of the body — including the eyes. The most common eye-related symptom of rheumatoid arthritis is dryness. Dry eyes also can be a symptom of Sjogren's syndrome — an autoimmune disorder that's often associated with rheumatoid arthritis. More rarely, rheumatoid arthritis can cause inflammation in the white part (sclera) of your eyes, which can result in redness and pain. The cornea, the clear membrane that covers the front of your eye, may also become inflamed. If you have rheumatoid arthritis and experience eye pain, vision changes or other eye problems, consult an ophthalmologist for an evaluation. Early treatment can help prevent vision-threatening complications. . ...Read more

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How does juvenile rheumatoid arthritis impair you?

Varied ways: There are many types of juvenile arthritis. It can attack the joints with pain and swelling as most likely. There is a form that affects the spine with pain and stiffness. It may also affect the eyes with inflammation. A more severe form can also cause damage to internal organs including the spleen and affect the blood counts significantly. Need careful medical attention. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


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Arthritis (Definition)

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