Nearly every second suffers from complaints, from headache to dizziness, is a case for medical meteorology, with more and more doctors deal professionally. Weather sensitivity is recognized as a serious disability, against which fortunately so many herbs have grown.
When it comes to the weather report on radio or television, the news value is limited for many spectators. But thousands of people feel, long before the weatherman gives his forecast, climatic changes on their own body. In fact, 30 to 50 percent of the population is sensitive to atmospheric capers complaining of migraines, nausea, circulatory problems, scar pain and more. Whether they have to put up with it for a lifetime depends on whether they seek help at all – for many masters of creation, weather complaints are considered “unmanly” from the outset – and whether they find a doctor who takes them seriously.
Because still, says Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Marktl from the Institute of Physiology at the Medical University of Vienna, conventional medicine is skeptical of the suffering caused by the capricious Petrus. “In fact, the question of what’s really behind the special sensitivity to the weather, not yet clarified!” The physiologist. The scientists do not agree on whether so-called “sferics”, which are electromagnetic impulses in the atmosphere, play a role. Presumably, these impulses irritate the autonomic nervous system.
But wherever research stands, the fact that subjective feelings can be dependent on wind and weather is beyond doubt for Marktl. “We know that certain weather conditions are accompanied by an accumulation of certain complaints.”
How this is done Peter Wallnöfer daily at first hand. “Some have had long ordeals,” said the expert, who is proud that the counseling center, and thus the subject of “medical meteorology”, was launched 25 years ago.
Incidentally, the general term weather sensitivity is again subdivided by the expert into weather reaction, sensitivity and sensitivity. “The former means the physiological response to atmospheric stimuli, for example, It is föhnig and I have a headache,” says Wallnöfer.
“In the course of life, one becomes sensitive to the weather due to injuries and illnesses, and as weather sensitivity the phenomenon occurs that symptoms occur 24 to 28 hours before a new weather situation. You can feel the weather. “Clear boundaries are not always easy to pull. The question of why one person suffers from the weather at all and the other is not just to be answered with the different sensibility of our autonomic nervous systems.
For the expert, one thing is absolutely clear: “Weather sensitivity is today an established mental disorder, but not a disease!” Which makes little difference for those affected. With the help of a complaint calendar, which is run for six weeks, each patient tries to find out about his or her special weather influences. “We differentiate,” explains Wallnöfer, “Bio-Wettter from A to D. A is about high pressure, D dominant flow.” Other indices include temperature changes, frontal approaches and hair dryer. For example, cold Atlantic inflow may increase blood pressure, cause headaches and irritability, while hairdryer and warm humid weather may cause low blood pressure, depression, dizziness and sleep disturbances. Wet cooling weather conditions are not good for the joints and scars and low pressure areas can cause heart and circulatory problems.
If you know what kind of weather affects your mood, you can react: “Avoiding stress,” advises Wallnöfer, “so do not argue with your mother-in-law or climb the Grossglockner!”
Basically anything that supports the autonomic nervous system and works against stress helps. “Autogenic training according to I.H. Schultz” or the “Jakobson relaxation training” are at the top of the list, but also an Achterl wine can do a good job. Kneipp cures are also recommended, as they harden against the vagaries of the sky – and then there’s still herbal teas (willow bark, chamomile, valerian root), but especially the essential oil of the monastery melissa, which has proven itself.
Who suffers from medically clarified weather-related depression, which is the natural remedy St. John’s wort recommended. And: Vitamin rich diet is definitely good. The fact that people today are more concerned about the weather than our ancestors is not a miracle for Prof. Marktl.
Just do not squat
“We are no longer exposing ourselves to climate influences as we used to. Living in rooms that are artificially tempered and have thereby forgotten to deal with climate issues, “said the physiologist. Couch potato is in any case counterproductive. Anyone who can get up to move more outdoors, no matter what the weather, is soon back on the sunny side of life. In any weather.
Source: Medizin Populaer