The ability to predict the weather is just part of an ailment that made them suffer from pain; it’s the Rheumatoid Arthritis, a pain that they suffer most during the cold weather.

Do you know that our old grannies can predict the weather?

Yes, you read it right. They really can and they really have the ability to do it. Wondering how? Well, it is not some sort of magic or super powers. It is not even some kind of in born abilities because believe it or not, they only discovered it when they were past their primes. But the sad part about this, it is not really a good ability. The ability to predict the weather is just part of an ailment that made them suffer from pain; it’s the Rheumatoid Arthritis, a pain that they suffer most during the cold weather.

The reason why it is said that our oldies can predict the weather is because of their Rheumatoid Arthritis. During the cold weather, their joints become painful because of the temperature. It is still unclear how the weather affects the arthritis. According to some researchers, changes in air pressure can affect the body. In cases like arthritis, sore joints, or muscular difficulties, these changes can easily cause excess pain to a person.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease. It is due to body’s immune system mistakenly attacking the joints in the body. Normally, the immune system fights foreign substances like bacteria and viruses. Because of these, it results to inflammation that causes the tissue lines inside the joints to thicken. The tissue line is called synovium. The thickening of this tissue results to swelling and pain around joints. It can damage the bone cartilages. Cartilages are the elastic tissue between our joints. With the arthritis, the cartilage gets thinner; the joint spacing between the bones can become smaller. Due to this, the bones are grinding against each other making the joint painful and immovable.

These following joint symptoms are clues to RA:

  • Joint pain, tenderness, swelling or stiffness for six weeks or longer
  • Morning stiffness for 30 minutes or longer
  • More than one joint is affected
  • Small joints (wrists, certain joints of the hands and feet) are affected
  • The same joints on both sides of the body are affected

These symptoms are typically more painful during the cold weather. That’s why our oldies needed more effective painkiller against these pains.  Here are some remedies that our oldies can do to ease the pain

During winter dressing warmly is the key. Paying special attention to the head, hands and feet, as majority of heat is lost from the body’s extremities. Some helpful winter dressing tips include wearing the following:

 

  • Loose layers when going outdoors. Layers traps body heat to keep you warm.
  • Mittens or gloves to protect your hands.
  • Hat or beanie to protect your head.
  • Scarf to protect your neck.
  • Socks and waterproof boots to avoid getting feet wet or damp.

In case of continuous pain, you can also use OLEIA Topical Oil. It has anti-inflammatory ingredients from essential oils. It’s Omega – 3 contents will help to lessen the pain and swelling of the joints The cold weather should be for senti moment and for reminiscing the best memories in the past. It shouldn’t be consumed by worrying and wincing in pain due to arthritis.

 About The Author

Reynald is an Oleia user and content contributor. He is a dreamer by night, a storyteller by day.His stories are told through the click of his camera lens and the strokes of his pen.

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