How I Try to Avoid a Cold Weather Pain Crisis

How I Try to Avoid a Cold Weather Pain Crisis

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How I Try to Avoid a Cold Weather Pain Crisis

Winter has finally arrived here in the U.K.  I really dislike the winter, in case you didn’t know. One of my biggest sickle cell disease crisis triggers is cold weather. Although sickle cell patients have different pain crisis triggers, almost all sickle cell patients are triggered by cold weather. When it gets cold, the process of thermoregulation kicks in, which results in blood vessels constricting to preserve body heat. But when blood vessels constrict in sickle…

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