Colder days bring lower air temperatures, sharper winds and cold. An old folk proverb says that “we always keep our feet warm, especially during cold weather”. Otherwise, arthritis, arthrosis and back pain worsen. In painful joints, due to the cold, there is a spasm of muscles and blood vessels, the circulation is drained, so mobility is weak and pain occurs. Short-term cooling of the joints, on the contrary, can improve the condition of the joints. There is scientific confirmation for this paradox. Japanese scientist and doctor Toshimasa Yamauchi observed the patients. He used a unique method of treatment with cold. Dr. Yamauchi witnessed an amazing phenomenon. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis actually felt relief after walking in the cold and freezing their joints. Some patients have recovered.
Dr. Yamauchi has proven that dosed cold removes pain, stimulates the body’s resources and strengthens the immune system. According to this principle, cryosaunas (exposure to low temperatures) work. Relying on this experience at home, you can put a “cold package with water and salt” on sore joints in consultation with a doctor. At low temperatures it is best to dress in layers. So under the jacket a person should have 3 layers of clothing (for example, a T-shirt, a shirt and a sweater). Some shoes have a protective sole for warmth and stability. Use woolen socks, a hat, a scarf and gloves with your fingers joined (the thumb is only separated). After entering a warm room, rub the painful joints with some ointment.
What food pleases sore joints — joints are controlled by tendons and muscles. Tendons and muscles need protein (meat, hard cheese, eggs, nuts, legumes) for normal work. Juicy and fatty lunch fills the body with energy and protects the body from extreme cold. Stronger foods break away with big minuses.
Blood vessels at low temperatures
The cold is not suitable for people who suffer from cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular diseases leave complications on blood vessels and therefore make it difficult to adapt naturally and healthily to cold and low temperatures. It is necessary to use preparations for dilating blood vessels on the recommendation of a doctor. He is well trained to stand in the hallway for a few minutes before going out to get the body used to lower temperatures. Diluted air thickens the blood. That’s why it’s always better to be in a warm room than to actively move / exercise on external minuses. Smoking and alcohol negatively affect blood vessels. Blood vessels experience increased stress trying to adapt to low temperatures. One cigarette worsens blood circulation and causes spasm of blood vessels. Alcohol dilates superficial blood vessels and reduces the sensitivity of skin receptors to cold by condemning the body to an imperceptible but strong cooling. Cardiovascular patients should avoid fatty foods at low temperatures. Due to heart and blood vessel disease, give preference to fish and seafood over meat. A little butter won’t hurt. Fruits and fresh vegetables will make blood vessels stronger. Legumes, eggs and olive oil with a lot of vitamin E will make blood vessels more elastic. Honey, citrus and garlic have a beneficial effect on blood vessels. A cup of green or black tea drunk half an hour before going out in low temperatures and cold helps the body accumulate heat. After a walk in the cold, a warm drink with ginger, cinnamon, honey with the addition of lemon and lime is useful. In the cold, breathe exclusively through the nose because then the air heats up faster, which reduces the risk of a potential crisis situation.