It is reasurring to know that dampness and coldness or too much heat does not cause permanent damage to joints. While the weather does not make any real difference to the prognosis in arthritis, as holidays in the sun can be very pleasant and helpful in relieving the symptoms. There is a condition called SAD (seasonal affective disorder) which is said to be a form of repression associated with lack of sunshine. This is not important in the prognosis of arthritis.
This information has been provided by Arthritis Ireland. For more information on arthritis care at home download a copy of Caring Hands from Home Instead Senior Care.
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