From ancient times, there were “meteorologists”, ie the influence of weather conditions and troubles affected the health and mood (good or bad) of people. Meteoropathy is today a disease of modern society. The ancient physician and thinker Hippocrates said that “sudden changes are dangerous” 2 and a half millennia ago. Hippocrates is considered the father of modern medicine. He said that there are critical days for every disease and that medicine should consider all the seasons and their impact on people. Hippocrates believed that “warm and cold” winds should be explored because in nature everything is connected. That is why in the Middle Ages the Mediterranean states did not decide on important state decisions and laws when a warm and dry wind blows from North Africa which becomes wet as it crosses the Mediterranean Sea. It was known that gloomy weather, high temperatures, air saturated with moisture, gusts of rain and wind spoil the mood and night concentration of people. Criminals were punished for blowing warm southern air.iPeople today also have worsening conditions and health problems due to bad weather (headaches due to changes in air pressure, rapid heartbeat or arrhythmias, muscle and joint pain, tension, anxiety or bad mood). Meteoropathy affects all age groups. The difference is that this disease affects some people faster and more than other people. Meteoropathy affects women more due to hormonal disorders (pregnancy, menopause, menstrual cycles). Middle-aged people suffer the most from meteoropathy, according to statistics. This is normal because today’s life means distance from nature, more frequent stay in closed air-conditioned spaces, due to which the ability to adapt is lost. The public health of many countries in the world is therefore dealing with this problem. The guidelines provide citizens and health professionals with examples of treatment protocols and heat protection recommendations.
One or two days before the change of weather, meteorological problems occur. They can be psychological (sudden mood swings, lethargy, feelings of hopelessness, drowsiness, fatigue, tension, insomnia, nervousness, anger, anger for no reason, decreased work and mental ability). Physical symptoms of meteoropathy mean the appearance of various types of headaches, feelings of nausea and bloating, difficulty breathing, muscle and joint pain, worsening of chronic diseases, problems in the cardiovascular system. Meteorologists are not hypochondriacs but people who need help, especially the elderly with a history of chronic diseases.
Today, there are a large number of special air purifiers on the market, ionizers that give good effects in people with allergies and difficult breathing. It helps the old and classic frequent ventilation of rooms and avoid smoking indoors.
Prevention can be playing sports, walking outdoors when it is a rainy or windy or sunny day. This helps the body get used to different weather conditions. Intake of at least 2 liters of fluid a day (water and green tea), avoiding alcohol, smoking, carbonated drinks and industrial food helps people be healthier during a wet or gloomy day. A healthy diet rich in antioxidants, foods rich in vitamins and minerals and supplements in consultation with a doctor / pharmacist contribute to easier resolution of all meteorological problems / ailments. Hypersensitive people should often control their blood sugar, blood count, and blood pressure. They should be careful not to force themselves when they feel meteorological problems (mental and physical) and use the prescribed therapy properly. Chronic patients (asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, other obstructive pulmonary diseases) should beware of heat stroke due to extreme temperatures and behave in accordance with the recommendations of health professionals. Meteoropathy is not a classic disease, but the fact is that human psycho-physical health is affected by temperature and humidity, wind speed, solar radiation. Human bio-meteorology is a scientific discipline that studies the impact of weather and climate on human health. This science helps people to better understand and overcome difficulties due to climate change and weather.
The most popular application “Go Weather” warns of the appearance of extreme weather conditions, gives wind speed, measures the amount of precipitation, warns of thunder, pollen and the like. It is used by over 70 million people worldwide. You can install this application or some of the other specialized free applications that contain bio-metric forecasts on smartphones and have a constant insight into the weather conditions that appear.