Monday, January 28, 2013

Feeling Under the Weather?

Some believe there is no correlation between weather changes and arthritic pain. However, in a study noted by Johns Hopkins, there are factors that affect a person with fibromyalgia and arthritis.

This ARTICLE shows patients who kept a journal of daily temperature changes. The patients were divided into three groups of osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis. The study was conducted in Argentina and they took into effect temperature, barometric pressure, and relative humidity. All three groups noted an increase in pain. The study also showed an decrease in discomfort for those individuals in warmer climates.

The question was asked? "So does this possible link between cold, rainy weather and arthritis pain mean that people with arthritis should you should move to a dry, warm climate like Arizona? Not necessarily, especially if it means leaving your family, friends, doctors, and support system behind. If you are thinking of moving, first spend a considerable amount of time in your new location to see if the weather affects your arthritis pain symptoms."

When dealing with the challenges of pain associated with arthritis, and fibromyalgia always keep your support system in mind.

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