How to Manage Peripheral Neuropathy During Extreme Heat

With temperatures soaring and heat waves becoming more frequent and intense, it’s important for individuals with neuropathy to take effective steps to manage their condition.

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Does chronic pain get worse with warmer temperatures?

A number of factors can affect chronic conditions such as peripheral neuropathy. Patients enduring chronic pain frequently highlight how weather fluctuations exacerbate their condition. While cold and rainy days are often linked to increased discomfort, hot summer days prove even more taxing on those afflicted.

Tips to manage your peripheral neuropathy

Summer comes with travel plans as well as a risk of an increase in neuropathy symptoms. Here are some tips that can help you manage your neuropathy symptoms and stay safe and comfortable during heat waves:

  • Spend time indoors. High humidity and extreme temperatures may flare up your neuropathy pain. Staying in a relatively cooler and well-ventilated space indoors can help you regulate your body temperature. Additionally, spending excessive time in the heat may also make your anti-inflammatory medicines less effective.
  • Stay hydrated. Senior adults are more prone to dehydration in the summer months. As the body overheats, it initiates sweating, leading to fluid loss. In conditions of high humidity, sweat struggles to evaporate, hindering the body’s cooling process. Consequently, the body requires more fluids to compensate. Drink water adequately and frequently.
  • Opt for comfortable clothing. Choosing the right clothing can help you feel more comfortable and at ease. Opt for cotton or loose clothes that allow air to pass through and don’t stick to your body.
  • Choose foods that promote a positive response in your body. Certain foods like bread, dairy, gluten and high-sugar products can trigger neuropathy flare-ups. Foods rich in antioxidants, such as fruits and nuts, help combat inflammation. Saturated, processed foods and trans fats should be avoided.
  • Stay active. Regular exercise can help keep your pain symptoms under control. Progressive stretching helps improve range of motion and improve functioning. Low intensity aerobic exercises can help you stay active without draining your energy.

Stick to a routine that feels comfortable to you and consult your physician if you notice any change in your condition.

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What are some ways to manage peripheral neuropathy during hot days?

Spend time indoors, stay hydrated, wear comfortable clothing, choose foods that promote a positive response in your body and stay active.

Does chronic pain get worse with warmer temperatures?

A number of factors can affect chronic conditions such as peripheral neuropathy. Patients enduring chronic pain frequently highlight how weather fluctuations exacerbate their condition. While cold and rainy days are often linked to increased discomfort, hot summer days prove even more taxing on those afflicted.

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