Your Reaction To Cool, Damp Weather

What Causes Poor Tolerance Of Cool, Damp Weather?

Poor tolerance of cool, damp weather can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose poor tolerance of cool, damp weather, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "poor tolerance of cool, damp weather" as a symptom.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Depression
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
loss of appetite
occasionally feeling unusually cold
frequent night terrors
being very easily irritated
attempting suicide
past abortions
depression in family members
reduced sense of taste
pre/menstrual depression
regular unexplained sadness/crying
poor cold weather tolerance
angry/hostile disposition
... and more than 10 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of poor tolerance of cool, damp weather:
Cause Probability Status
Depression 96% Confirm
Seasonal Affective Disorder 63% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Environmental Risk Factors section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about your reaction to cool, damp weather:
How does cool, damp weather affect you in general?
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ It makes no difference / I'm fine with it
→ It makes me feel a little worse
→ It makes me feel a lot worse / I can't stand it
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either no problem with cool damp weather or poor reaction to cool damp weather, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:

Bad weather can cause people to feel depressed or lethargic, both of which have been shown to worsen pain.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Prolonged periods of gloomy weather often affect our moods negatively.  For those with SAD, this effect is more powerful and can significantly interfere with their lives.

... and also rule out issues such as:
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