National Lupus Awareness Month: How Mountain Ice Can Help Manage Hot Weather Lupus Flare-Ups
Did you know that certain types of lupus flares can become more frequent with certain weather conditions? Changes in environmental conditions can influence what pathways a lupus flare-up takes. For instance, studies have shown that joint pain and inflammation from lupus become more common in higher temperatures and humidity, meaning that the hot, humid weather in late spring and summer may be causing lupus patients increased joint problems. Read on to learn how Mountain Ice Pain Relief Gel can help reduce inflammation and pain from lupus flare-ups!
The Facts About Lupus
A chronic autoimmune disease, lupus occurs when the body's immune system inappropriately attacks healthy tissue. When this happens, inflammation, swelling, and joint damage can occur. Sometimes called "The Disease with 1,000 Faces," lupus attacks, with a variety of effects, many different areas of the body:
- Skin: Skin problems, including rashes; a "butterfly" (malar) rash over the cheeks and bridge of the nose; hair loss; mouth sores; and discoid lupus (large, red, circular rashes with scarring potential).
- Joints: Arthritis is common with lupus patients.
- Kidneys: Kidney problems that are more common with other lupus symptoms.
- Blood: Reduced number of red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets. Blood clots are more common in people with lupus, especially in the legs or lungs.
Lupus also causes many more symptoms that can vary in quantity and severity, such as prolonged or extreme fatigue, unexplained fever, ankle swelling and fluid accumulation, light and sunlight sensitivity, seizures, and Reynaud's phenomenon (pale or purple fingers or toes from cold or stress).
Instances of lupus, called flare-ups happen without an obvious reason, and they're followed by often asymptomatic periods of remission.
How Does Mountain Ice Pain Relief Gel Help Relieve Lupus Flare-Ups?
Autoimmune diseases require careful management tailored to each patient, and Mountain Ice Pain Relief Gel can be an extremely effective component of a lupus treatment plan. Each ingredient contained in Mountain Ice has anti-inflammatory as well as anti-oxidant properties, all of which help to increase blood flow, reduce swelling, and slow the progression of arthritis. Its deep-penetrating formula allows for absorption directly to the injured area for effective relief that treats pain at its source.
Although the source of lupus pain is difficult to determine, the widespread muscle pain it causes is easy to locate. Mountain Ice cools the top layer of the skin, which then numbs and blocks pain signals to the brain, providing temporary relief of muscle pain.
The combination of natural ingredients in Mountain Ice Pain Relief Gel also facilitates absorption of anti-inflammatory and pain relieving ingredients deep into the muscles and joints, allowing for increased blood flow and reduced swelling at the source of pain and not just at the surface of the skin. Thanks to its potential to reduce both the pain sensation and the inflammation that causes it, Mountain Ice can be a valuable option to explore for anyone seeking to reduce chronic pain