In patients with fibromyalgia, the internal thermostat is broken, making them more sensitive to weather conditions

Climate and fibromyalgia: how to adjust the internal thermostat?

People with fibromyalgia are used to saying that a certain type of climate or temperature changes worsen their symptoms, many complaining of being cold all the time, or heating up all the time or alternately.

And it is true, several studies confirm it: this symptom is called sensitivity to temperature.

Experts explain that in patients with fibromyalgia, the internal thermostat is broken, a “deregulation” that makes patients more sensitive to certain conditions. In other words, if it is very hot, it is likely that the person feels even more extreme. Your body will suffer excessively, with more perspiration, more thirst, more intolerance. This can decrease pain but also increase fatigue. Some research shows a failure of the body to adapt to changes in temperature. Moreover, people with fibromyalgia have a different impact from external stimuli: many have extreme physical sensitivity to certain situations. And time is no exception. Exhaustion and other typical symptoms are very much associated with the climate. This varies depending on whether it is cold or hot, but also depending on the humidity. In winter, on the contrary, pain becomes the protagonist. People with fibromyalgia can be very cold and they will need more time to get into the heat, which triggers the pain. Moisture can also increase pain in the joints, which affects the general condition of the patient.It is important to adjust clothes and heating to prevent these images, but also to take them into account when doing so. planning holidays and feeling good, becoming the key to the person and their family. The cold is hardly a good ally. People with fibromyalgia can be very cold and they will need more time to get into the heat, which triggers the pain. Moisture can also increase pain in the joints, which affects the general condition of the patient.It is important to adjust clothes and heating to prevent these images, but also to take them into account when doing so. planning holidays and feeling good, becoming the key to the person and their family. The cold is hardly a good ally. People with fibromyalgia can be very cold and they will need more time to get into the heat, which triggers the pain. Moisture can also increase pain in the joints, which affects the general condition of the patient.It is important to adjust clothes and heating to prevent these images, but also to take them into account when doing so. planning holidays and feeling good, becoming the key to the person and their family. The cold is hardly a good ally. but also to take them into account when planning holidays and feeling good, thus becoming the key to the person and his family. The cold is hardly a good ally. but also to take them into account when planning holidays and feeling good, thus becoming the key to the person and his family. The cold is hardly a good ally.

Recommendations for hot days:

Consume drinks and cold foods  
Use an umbrella to protect yourself  
Use a visor instead of a hat  
Wear loose and light clothes made of breathable fabric  
Avoid showers and hot baths  
Rinse with cold water before going out and before you go to bed  
Turn on the car and air conditioning a little before leaving, enough to cool the car. 
If you use a fan or air conditioner, avoid blowing directly towards you. Cold-sensitive people feel frozen to the bone and have trouble warming up

Recommendations for cold days

It is important to keep in mind that in people with fibromyalgia, the body is not able to adapt properly, so the feet stay cold and even wearing thick socks does not help not to warm the feet; therefore, the environment has a greater impact on the body.

Here are some ideas to prevent this:

Keep your feet covered in cold weather  
Dress warmly (however, dressing too much may trigger heat sensitivity symptoms)  
Drinking hot drinks Consume  
hot foods such as soup and oatmeal  
Warm up the car before leave the house  
Keep the environment warm and nice  
Have things like blankets and warm-up shoes by hand

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