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A lot of things influence MS, and Multiple Sclerosis comes with a wide variety of symptoms. However, there are also some major drawbacks when it comes to living with multiple sclerosis, and one of them is heat intolerance.
If for people who don’t have Multiple Sclerosis heat is never something pleasant, especially intense heat – let’s all take a moment and remember the torrid summer days - people with Multiple sclerosis are affected by heat more.
Now, as it is to be expected, Multiple Sclerosis patients need to avoid any situations which can cause them to be exposed to extreme temperatures. However, we all know that this isn’t always possible – people need to go to work, need to get out of the house, and need to have fun, right? So, how can Multiple Sclerosis patients keep cool, and what symptoms do cooling relief?
Cooling has been reported to improve fatigue, dexterity, balance, mobility, cognitive functions and speech difficulties.
Now, there are plenty of tricks to keep you cool:
One thing that proved to work better than air (cool air from air conditioning for example) is water. This is why, it is recommended, that besides the air conditioning on, to take a cold shower or a dip in a pool – this will help you get your temperature down faster than sitting in an air conditioned room.