Meteoropathy - History, Concept, Definition and Causes
The term meteoropathy comes from the Greek word meteoron - a celestial phenomenon and pathos - disease.
One of the causes of meteoropathy, especially in the urban population, is human alienation from nature, which results in poorer ability to adapt to weather changes .
Is meteoropathy a disease of individuals at risk, or can it affect anyone?
Meteoropathy is not a disease, but rather a condition, an overreaction to weather changes.
The most vulnerable categories are middle-aged people, women more than men, especially menopausal women but everybody, even children, can suffer from meteoropathy. Meteoropathy symptoms often occur before or after the weather change, rather than at the time of change [3, 7].
Which meteoropathy symptoms are associated with neurology and/or psychiatry?
Meteoropathy symptoms induce responses of the nervous system that are various and represent disorders associated with any psychic or nerve function - thinking, emotions, attention, memory, will, instincts, observations, sensory and motor functions, coordination of movements especially when changing position, balance maintenance, etc.