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Is rheumatoid arthritis worse in summer?

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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
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Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not usually

Many things can contribute to an exacerbation of your arthritis.
Heat usually helps with joint complaints, but weather changes can worsen symptoms.

In brief: Not usually

Many things can contribute to an exacerbation of your arthritis.
Heat usually helps with joint complaints, but weather changes can worsen symptoms.
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not usually

Most people with rheumatoid arthritis report that their symptoms get worse in the winter and more people are diagnosed in the winter months.
Of course, it's possible that your disease gets worse in the summer.

In brief: Not usually

Most people with rheumatoid arthritis report that their symptoms get worse in the winter and more people are diagnosed in the winter months.
Of course, it's possible that your disease gets worse in the summer.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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