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Doctor insights on: Will It Help If I Move To A Warmer Climate

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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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Is it reasonable for a doctor to recommend somebody with severe chronic pain syndrome to move to a warmer climate?

Is it reasonable for a doctor to recommend somebody with severe chronic pain syndrome to move to a warmer climate?

Yes: The reason why elderly people tend to be “snowbirds”, is that they feel better in warm weather. In my observations, it is the combination of cold and fluctuating air pressure but causes increased pain. Warm climates, such as the desert, have less changes in both temperature and air pressure. We are all familiar with people that can predict a storm coming by increased joint pain. ...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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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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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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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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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