Keep warm in winter to prevent arthritis

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Arthritis is a common chronic diseases, the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in two. According to the survey data show that patients with arthritis of the current estimated 1 million or more, and the number is growing. According to statistics, half of the population over age 50 suffer from osteoarthritis, 65 and 90% of people over the age of women and 80% of men suffer from osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis prevalence in China 0.34% -0.36%, reported that severe cases of rheumatoid arthritis, reduced life expectancy of about 10-15 years. Into the winter, as temperatures decreased significantly increased the incidence of arthritis patients. For arthritis common rheumatoid arthritis and the elderly often suffer from the "old cold leg" disease, the municipal hospital rehabilitation departments Zhaosong Mei, deputy director of Integrative Medicine physician gives advice. Rheumatoid arthritis Keep warm in cold moisture Zhao Songmei introduction, rheumatoid arthritis mainly affects the small joints of the articular cartilage, easily lead to joint deformity, disability is high, it and the environment, bacteria, viruses, genetics, sex hormones and related factors such as mental state. Cold, wet, fatigue, malnutrition, trauma, mental factors, often based disease risk factors. The disease usually presents a small joint, finger joints, wrist joints, pain, joint disease was symmetry. 80% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis in the 35-50 years old, but the elderly, children also may be sick. Most vulnerable to attack such diseases in winter, then the how to prevent it? Zhao Songmei remind the majority of patients, in the cold of winter should be noted that the first to add clothing, keep warm, moisture cold. There is to pay attention to work and rest, have enough rest and sleep time, in the acute phase should be absolute bed rest, chronic joint pain in stable must not give up because of functional training, doing gymnastics, joint exercises, tai chi, are all good exercise. "Old cold legs" Foot bath with hot water to more than Winter elderly often make the "old cold leg" disease, "the old cold legs" that as the temperature drops and the onset or worsening of lower extremity arterial occlusive disease. In the cold, wet, cold winter weather, the blood vessels, can lead to aggravation of the original lesion. Zhaosong Mei said that in cold winter conditions in patients with arteriosclerosis obliterans increasing deterioration of the most vulnerable, early usually presents cold, numbness, leg muscle cramps, "cramps" and other symptoms. Early symptoms are often not typical, so often ignored by patients, mistaken for the elderly such as calcium, or lumbar, delay optimal treatment period. Old friends, winter, in order to ease the "old cold leg", the best way is a pioneer in the cold. Zhao Songmei proposal, the elderly and more with hot feet in winter to ensure blood circulation and joints easily. But not suitable for heat, because heat causes poor circulation joints, swollen, swollen, is not conducive to the "old cold legs" of treatment. Therefore, in the "old cold legs" when the disease do not use heat treatment method. As the "old cold legs" are mostly the main symptoms of knee pain, so many people just put the training objectives aimed at the knee, the knee often do squat position around, shaking, trying to exercise, eliminate pain purposes. Zhao Songmei to remind the "old cold legs," patient, this is unscientific, because the squat when the maximum pressure patella, shaking actually worsened the increased wear and tear resulting in arthritis pain, the elderly doing tai-chi, jogging and doing gymnastics appropriate amount of exercise to alleviate the "old cold legs," but are not suitable for too much movement.

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