ARTHRITIS AND THE WEATHER…

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I don’t know about you but the weather changes definitely affect my Fibromyalgia and Arthritis.

I’m sure I am not the only one who complains the cold or wet in particular make my joints ache more.

The trouble is there is little scientific evidence as to why this is so, according to Professor Alan Silverman, a rheumatologist and medical director of Arthritis Research UK.

One actual theory though is that it has something to do with changes in the pressure and increased fluid inside the joints can cause painful swelling. But, this shouldn’t mean this effects your joints. It also doesn’t seem to make sense that cold weather can be a trigger as they say some people find ice packs helpful (not me, I prefer heat pads).

But, they do say that warmth and hot weather do tend to make people with arthritis feel better, so its not surprising that people feel better in warm weather.

I guess the jury is still out on this but I know a lot of people who suffer from arthritis and they all

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One thought on “ARTHRITIS AND THE WEATHER…

  1. I actually wrote an article on climate changes as it pertained to rheumatoid arthritis last year. At the time, I was unwilling to take a full stance on the issue, since I had read of the lack or scientific evidence supporting this notion, and some studies that were basically looking for some other factor which would explain these changes in RA symptoms. In any case, I had never heard that the weather could have an effect on fibromyalgia. Thank you for sharing.

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