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Is it better for people with severe arthritis to live in a climate that is warm and dry?

Is it better for people with severe arthritis to live in a climate that is warm and dry?

Yes: If a person with severe arthritis lives in a climate where it rains frequently the rise and fall of barometric pressure effects the painful joints. Severe cold decreases blood flow and also creates pain in the joints so the long and short is yes ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What can I do for foot arthritus its hard when the weather changes?

What can I do for foot arthritus its hard when the weather changes?

Need a diagnosis: We need to be clear about what kind of foot arthritis you have. Treating the underlying diagnosis can help. We see a variety of types of arthritis in the feet: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, reactive arthritis, gout to name a few. Treating that can help teh weather changes. This is what we call a "barometer sign" - being affected by weather changes. It is not specific to one type. ...Read more

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I'm 39 with lower back and hip pain naproxen help 4 a day is this arthrites. And should I be having it in 76 % weather? Also could I have hairline

I'm 39 with lower back and hip pain naproxen help 4 a day is this arthrites. And should I be having it in 76 % weather? Also could I have hairline

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Why do some people who have arthritis feel pain before and during rainy weather?

Pressure: It is thought that osteocytes, bone cells, respond to changes in barometric pressure. These changes often occur with bad weather. ...Read more

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What can be done for arthritis effected by rainy damp humid weather?

What can be done for arthritis effected by rainy damp humid weather?

Common problem: This is a very common complaint among my patients. Weather change is notorious for causing an acute worsening of joint pain. Unfortunately, not much can be done to combat this aside from staying in a climate controlled environment. ...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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I have a tube in my ear. Does rainy weather affect it? When I chew I hear a lot of noise. This has just happened recently.

I have a tube in my ear. Does rainy weather affect it? When I chew I hear a lot of noise. This has just happened recently.

Go back to ENT: The tube in your ear my need to be adjusted. Eustacian tube dysfunction represents a spectrum of disorders 1. Failure of the tubal dilatory action or Valve incompetency leading to patulous dysfunction. The hallmark symptom of patulous dysfunction is autophony (hearing one owns voice or amplified breathing, ...Read more

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Everytime I blow my nose their is blood in it. (Mostly in the mornings) what's wrong? P.s the weather had been mostly rainy here

Everytime I blow my nose their is blood in it. (Mostly in the mornings) what's wrong? P.s the weather had been mostly rainy here

Septal deviation: Even in moist air the nose can get dry due to subtle (or not so subtle) nasal septal deviations. Avoid vigorous nose blowing, nose picking or tissues in the nose. Try some saline gel twice daily. If bleeding persists see an otolaryngologist for examination and possibly cautery. Good luck. ...Read more

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