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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. [email protected] 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. Robert Lowe
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Why does the damp weather make rheumatism and arthritis worse?

Why does the damp weather make rheumatism and arthritis worse?

Not the wet!: It is the fall in barometric pressure that increases pain and discomfort, not rain per se. This was shown by the "founding" of rheumatology by joseph hollander, md, at the univ. Of penn. In philadelphia in the early 50's. The faster and steeper the drop on pressure, the more discomfort. ...Read more

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Why does the weather affect our mood?

Why does the weather affect our mood?

Research: Says it really doesn't. There are simply some people who love summer or love rain or love winter. ...Read more

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Why does the weather affects my eyes?

Why does the weather affects my eyes?

More emotional: The eyes have strong basic functions that allow them to see in all sorts of environments. We have a strong emotional response to weather conditions and the eyes can reflect this somewhat. You are probably having total body response to weather changes as well as seasonal changes. ...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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Why does fibromyalgia affect my toes so much, especially in the morning?

Why does fibromyalgia affect my toes so much, especially in the morning?

May not be fibro: Mainly patients who have been labeled as having fibromyalgia wind up more correctly diagnosed if carefully re-evaluated. Since you mention toes, might wonder about a small fiber neuropathy as the cause of your symptoms. Worthwhile seeing a neurologist. ...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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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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Can Raynaud's affect the entire foot or does it usually just affect the toes?

Can Raynaud's affect the entire foot or does it usually just affect the toes?

It could affect : The entire foot for sure.....I have patients in the winter who come inland the entire bottom of the foot is purple and then changes color. ...Read more

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Why the psoriasis affect someone?

Why the psoriasis affect someone?

Familial: Psoriasis is an auotimmune disease and usually runs in families. ...Read more

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What effects does cold weather have on the lungs?

What effects does cold weather have on the lungs?

Cold air hurts lungs: Cold air is naturally dry. When you breathe cold dry air into your lungs, moisture from your bronchial tubes evaporate. This irritates the surface and can cause the bronchial tubes to spasm in people with asthma. There is a test to help diagnose asthma where patients are asked to hyperventilate breathing cold dry air. Breathing through a scarf or mask helps shield the lungs from the dryness. ...Read more

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Why does gout start from the limbs?

Why does gout start from the limbs?

Smaller joints: It really does not start from the limbs. It starts in your blood, and gouty crystals can not be excreted from your body. Then these crystals travel via blood to the joints in your limbs and cause what is know as gouty attack. You need to follow up with your doctor for the correct treatment of gout which will in turn prevent gouty attacks in your limb joints. ...Read more

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Why does humidity and the pain from arthritis so much?

Why does humidity and the pain from arthritis so much?

Fluid retention: Heat and humidity causes some fluid retention which aggrevates joints. Cold causes stiffness in the muscles. So you get it from both extremes. But most arthiritis patients are bothered more by a barometric pressure drop (comes before a storm front). This was confirmed by a rheumatologist in denver who used a pressure chamber to study this phenomena. ...Read more

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What does rheumatoid arthritis in the hands look like?

What does rheumatoid arthritis in the hands look like?

Joint swelling: In the most classical presentation there is symmetrical swelling around the middle joints (pip) in the fingers and in the knuckles. The end joints, nearest the nails, are usually spared. It is also symmetrical in both hands. The areas between the joints are relatively normal. The swelling may be warm and there may be slight redness as well. ...Read more

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Does the weather cause depression?

Does the weather cause depression?

Weather affects us: Depression is related to lack of light exposure like in winter or working the night shift. Pain has been associated with slowly falling barometric pressure. ...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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What does degenerative arthritis in hands feel like?

What does degenerative arthritis in hands feel like?

Stiffness: Is the most common complaint. Pain is usually bimodal meaning worse in the am and then later in the day. Pain should improve in the am within 30 min or so as the hands and fingers are used. If the pain and stiffness lasts longer than 30-60 min then this can be a sign of rheumatoid arthritis which is more severe and should be treated sooner than later. Discuss this with your pcp. ...Read more

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How does barometric pressure affect the body?

How does barometric pressure affect the body?

Barometric Pressure: When we had typhoons in Japan and the barometric pressure dropped - a number of women who were late in their pregnancies went into labor. ...Read more

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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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I have artheritis in my lower back. Can the cold and damp weather bother my back and make it hurt.?

I have artheritis in my lower back. Can the cold and damp weather bother my back and make it hurt.?

Wrong. Pressure/pain: Joseph hollander, md, demonstrated that fall in barometric pressure was associated with increased pain, not humidity or rain per se, although a fall in BP usually prececeds precipitation. It is neither tempurature or humidity. Yes, pts with arthritis can be "weathermen.". ...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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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. [email protected] abstract objective: to evaluate the influence of the weather in cordoba city, argentina, on pain in patients with. ...Read more

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I took arthritis pills but i don't have arthritis. Should i be worried?

I took arthritis pills but i don't have arthritis. Should i be worried?

No: No arthritis medication typically is another way to describe a class of medications known as anti inflammatory medications. You don't have to have arthritis to take it potentially benefit from using those medications. ...Read more

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Will my arthritis medication(s) interact with other medications?

Will my arthritis medication(s) interact with other medications?

Yes.: Medications for pain and arthritis can interact with many other drugs. This is why your doctor needs to know all the medications you take. ...Read more

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What’s the Difference between Arthritis and Arthralgia. Which one is more serve?

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What’s the Difference between Arthritis and Arthralgia. Which one is more serve?

Arthritis and: Arthralgia, literally means joint pain and is a symptom of the Arthritis is a joint disorder itself that involves inflammation of one or several joints. ...Read more

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What are some reasons that the medication isn't working for rheumatoid arthritis?

What are some reasons that the medication isn't working for rheumatoid arthritis?

Wrong diagnosis: Diagnosis is wrong or your activities prevent it from working, but medications don't always work. Your doctor should be able to provide direction. ...Read more

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Don't know if it is rheumatoid arthritis or not. Fammily history. Could I have it?

Don't know if it is rheumatoid arthritis or not. Fammily history. Could I have it?

Arthritis: There are many types of arthritis, some of which are degenerative or post-traumatic. The other general kind of arthritis is inflammatory. The classification of type requires a history, examination, diagnostic x-rays, and if indicated, blood tests. Treatment is determined by type of arthritis. Not all patients with RA have positive blood tests. Occasionally, blood tests are done a few times. ...Read more

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What are reasons why my fingers are crooked if studies prove that arthritis doesn't do it?

What are reasons why my fingers are crooked if studies prove that arthritis doesn't do it?

What?: Arthritis does cause crooked and bony finger joints! many people have been asking if cracking there knuckles causes arthritis of the fingers-it does not. But you obviously have a type of arthritis and should start with your primary care doctor who may refer you to a rheumatology specialist! ...Read more

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I want to lose weight but with only a diet plan. I'm 21 but was diagnosed with arthritis, so i can't excercise too much. I'm 6 ft with 95 kgs weight.

I want to lose weight but with only a diet plan.  I'm 21 but was diagnosed with arthritis, so i can't excercise too much. I'm 6 ft with 95 kgs weight.

See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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Can you get arthritis in your early 20's?

Can you get arthritis in your early 20's?

Yes: There are many types of arthritis. People born with a congenital abnormality like hip dysplasia, are more likely to get early onset arthritis. Trauma to a joint early in life can lead to arthritis. Some autoimmune diseases such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, ra, and lupus can present with early arthritis. A rheumatologist can help you sort this out. ...Read more

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Please help! I have arthritis and don't know what to do?

Please help! I have arthritis and don't know what to do?

See a doctor: The first step is to see your do toe and get a diagnosis or if needed a referral to a rheumatologist. There are many types/ causes of arthritis. Before deciding what to do you should get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What typrs of pain would radiaye from severe degenative arthritis of T 11 & T 12?

What typrs of pain would radiaye from severe degenative arthritis of T 11 & T 12?

Nerve pain: Radiating pain from a degenerative spine travels in the direction of the nere that is being irritated or compressed. If T11 or T12, this would radiate into the flank and to the front near the belly button (may feel like painful rib). If the spinal canal is very narrowed, legs can be affected as well. ...Read more

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What type/s of arthritis are associated with either hyper mobility syndrome?

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis occurs more frequently in patient with hypermobility. There is also an increased risk of joint dislocations. ...Read more

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