The heat of summer has been replaced with shorter days and the return of sweater weather. Many welcome the stunning beauty of gold and crimson-hued leaves floating gracefully to the ground and the return of everything pumpkin spiced. Cooler weather and fall colors make it understandable why it is a favorite season for many. Yet for those suffering from autoimmune disorders such as fibromyalgia and arthritis, the cooler weather can seem to come with more aches and pains.
As a child my grandmother would always tell us when it was about to rain, saying her “rheumatism” would act up. High humidity and low atmospheric pressure that come together before a storm can lead to increased joint swelling and pain. Many arthritis sufferers can attest to being unwilling “storm forecasters.” Some see the changing seasons and the reality of winter coming right on the heels of fall as a dreaded recipe for uncomfortable days ahead. Contrary to what has been thought for many years, it is not actually the colder air that is the issue, rather it is the atmospheric pressure drops that can lead to heightened swelling and joint pain. I am sorry to burst the bubbles of anyone considering a move to a far-off tropical location as being the solution to their arthritis pain. I love a tropical island as much as the next guy, but humidity and low atmospheric pressure are well-traveled and indiscriminating!
If you are an arthritis sufferer, enjoy the fall splendor without fear and know that there are steps you can take to ease inflammation and pain. As simple as it sounds, a vital mineral deficiency could be aggravating your symptoms. Studies have shown that magnesium deficiency can affect the progression of arthritis and is a major risk factor in its development in the first place. Research has shown that women with higher magnesium levels were less likely to develop arthritis. Magnesium deficiency is an epidemic in America as it is estimated that 80% of Americans are magnesium deficient. Healthy levels of magnesium are imperative for good health as it is involved in over 300 enzymatic functions in the body.
With the onset of joint and muscle pain often comes the use of over-the-counter pain relievers. Although frequent use of NSAIDS is increasingly common, overuse can lead to accelerated deterioration of cartilage and arthritic disease progression. Magnesium works to protect joint cartilage, helps to relieve pain, and eases inflammation, while being safe, effective, and affordable.
When you are in pain you want fast relief! Oral magnesium supplements have an adsorption rate estimated at about 20%. While topical magnesium has an absorption rate of about 80%. Research has found that the absorption of a topical magnesium product was five times faster than that of an oral tablet. Topical magnesium can also be applied right at the source of pain for quick relief.
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Here’s to the beauty of fall and a season full of grace, peace, and less pain.