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Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes your immune system to attack healthy cells and tissue within your body. Your symptoms of lupus can be overwhelming and dramatically affect your quality of life. Cold weather is one thing that can trigger and worsen your symptoms of lupus.

Cooler temperatures can take a toll on most people, even if they don’t have an autoimmune disease. It places additional stress on your body. If you suffer from an autoimmune disease, such as lupus, it can increase your incidence and severity of your condition. The main cause for this flare up is due to the cold-induced spasms in your small blood vessels in low temperatures. These spasms lead to restriction of blood flow. These spasms can cause extreme pain, swelling, numbness and discoloration.

Preparing Yourself For The Cold

1. Dress in warm layers to keep your joints warm and flexible.
2. If you must be out in cold weather, be sure you can take breaks to get warm again to avoid a flare.
3. Exercise inside during the winter, if possible.
4. If you need to exercise outside in the winter, remain active for the duration of your activity to keep your joints and muscles warm and flexible.
5. In extreme and rare cases, it may be necessary to move to a warmer climate during the winter.

If you suffer from lupus, book your appointment with Medical Dermatology Specialists today. We value you and take a comprehensive approach to taking care of your systemic diseases such as lupus, and treating your skin disease at its source.

Posted on behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.

5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: Call (404) 939-9220
FAX: (470) 312-2157

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I truly cannot express how thankful I am for this practice. I have been treated with kindness and immense care by every staff member I have encountered here. The nurses and assistants are beyond attentive and genuinely care for the patient. I have just received a treatment plan from Dr. Laura Biehl, and even if this particular treatment plan doesn't provide me relief, I am confident that Dr. Biehl will work to figure out a solution. She is extremely knowledgeable, listens to patient concerns, and takes time to answer patient questions. Dr. Biehl, and this practice are true gems. If you have any dermatological issues this practice is absolutely the best of the best.
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If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

Contact our Atlanta Dermatologist today for personalized care and strong expertise in skin care for your entire family.


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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
Research Fax: (470) 312-2156

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Sat - Sun: Closed

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