What is meteosensitivity, which causes it and provokes attacks.
The human body is an open system, freely exchanging energy and information with the external environment. However, in order to maintain the constancy of the internal environment and confront the growing entropy in the body, there are certain adaptive mechanisms.
The wide range of balancing mechanisms allows the body to withstand any weather changes without any consequences. The inadequacy of this system leads to the occurrence of various pathological reactions to the weather and its changes.
Fundamentals of climatotherapy, a science that studies these phenomena, laid in 1937 P. G. Mezernitsky He has developed a scheme that shows the main ways of influencing the climate of the human body. Despite the fact that since the same interest in this problem does not weaken, to the end of the study it can not be called.
The impact of climate on human health
Often the direct influence of pressure, temperature and similar natural factors is somewhat exaggerated. So, to a large extent, the external environment and its changes affect humans indirectly, that is, through its work, life, nutrition, clothing and similar things.
Under the present meteosensity refers to a set of adverse manifestations arising in humans as a direct effect on him of any weather factors. These manifestations are very different and depend on age, gender, the presence of any diseases, etc. In this case, pathological disorders can exacerbate chronic illness or have their own symptoms.
Signs of meteosensitive reactions
- Short-term deterioration, synchronized with weather changes.
- Simultaneousity and massiveness of the appearance of these symptoms in different people.
- The similarity of clinical manifestations when repeating such a meteorological situation.
- The most frequent reactions to the weather are headache, anxiety, sleep disturbance, malaise, heart pain, pressure disturbance, etc.
Almost all known weather factors can cause a deterioration of health in people who suffer from meteosensitivity. Thus, characteristic symptoms can be caused by changes in lighting, lowering or increasing the barometric pressure, changes in humidity, strong wind, etc. Most researchers of this phenomenon believe that the state of human health affects the entire set of climatic factors that arose at a given time.
Possible mechanisms of meteosensitivity
Even the fact that most scientists share the assumption about the complexity of the influence of meteorological factors on the human body, does not make it possible to clearly imagine exactly how these factors operate.
It is definitely known that humans do not have specific receptors that capture electromagnetic changes, barometric deviations, changes in wind power, etc. So why are the smallest changes in these parameters so damaging to some people?
One of the theories says that although a person does not feel the influence of electromagnetic nature, they nevertheless have a definite influence on each cell, which inevitably affects the state of organs and systems. The effect on the cellular level is explained by the change in the velocity of the diffusion process through cell membranes, the appearance of free radicals, and sometimes more subtle changes, from the semiconducting effects of the DNA molecule to the change of valence angles in paramagnetic molecules.
However, none of the existing theories can completely satisfy all researchers of meteosensitivity, therefore this phenomenon continues to be more empirically proven painful violation.
As prevention, systematic treatment of the underlying disease is recommended, the body is strengthened by regular physical activity and increased its resistance to adverse natural factors.