Arthritis

@dixie1 (1330)
United States
September 25, 2007 4:08pm CST
Is it true that it is better to live in a warm climate, if u have arthritis?
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@RosieS57 (889)
• United States
25 Sep 07
It isn't posible to generalize. There are more than 170 diseases that fall under the category of arthritis. There are two conditions that come along with some kinds of arthritis that are made worse by a dry climate. These are scleroderma and Sjogren's Syndrome. If you are asking about a specific kind of arthrtis I could tell you. For example, with rheumatoid arthritis the climate doesn't make any difference since it is an auto-immune arthritic disease. For osteoarthritis warmer and drier does help.
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@dixie1 (1330)
• United States
28 Sep 07
Hi, I was asking about osteoarthritis....so looks like Florida will be a good state. However, I pray my allergies can handle Fl for a few months in winters :)
@AmbiePam (49089)
• United States
25 Sep 07
The first poster is correct, it is the dry part that is good for arthritis patients. But usually the dry climates also coincide with the warm climates. For instance Arizona.