When it come to reducing the heat
MS sufferers can find relief.
Those that have
been given the Multiple
Sclerosis diagnosis can be
affected very severely when in
warm rooms or during the hot summer months and it can be more than
to the MS
where the person can feel like they
can’t breathe or they feel like passing out.
it is difficult for those with Multiple Sclerosis cool off. Saunas
and hot tubs should be avoided
by those that already have the Multiple Sclerosis symptom of
over reacting to heat.
Multiple Sclerosis cooling
I guess it would
be considered a treatment
for Multiple Sclerosis when
finding ways to cool off from the Multiple
Sclerosis symptoms that
can result from an over reaction
down can include using ice packs, drinking very cold or ice water, using MS cooling vest for MS patients and MS
which have been
specifically designed for those that have that include the heat
staying in well air conditioned rooms. It is thought by the
that the immune system is weakened for those that
have MS and that the frequent
overheating that many people with MS go through can possibly in
part be a result of frequent
infections of many different kinds.
One thing that I
have found, with my
own case of MS, is that the overheating can also be a related reaction
medication, where the ability to sweat, for those that have the symptoms
of Multiple Sclerosis, can be
severely reduced or temporarily
stopped, setting us up for a potentially serious problem with heat
even heat exhaustion.
of these conditions can be serious or even
life threatening some situations that can jeopardize the life of those
not monitor well how much heat they are around or avoid heat as much as
can when this starts to occur.
reaction to heat can
also cause a Multiple
Sclerosis exacerbation or Multiple
reaction to heat can also add to the Multiple Sclerosis fatigue,
adding even more to the problems that heat can cause for those with MS.
In my case of
MS, after I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and
help me to cool off some and to
keep from dehydrating.
by itself, ice packs and drinking cold water did not do well
providing relief to reduce
the Multiple Sclerosis heat
that affected me so badly. Something
else was definitely needed to reduce the reaction of the Multiple Sclerosis heat stress
mother had an ingenious idea that
she decided to test out.
mother took these colored plastic balls that were filled with water
tend to freeze and put in their drinks for their children and she went
arts and craft store and purchased a mesh material that she could sew
tubes that she could put the plastic balls into.
sewed this into the shape of a
necklace and put a loop and hook on it that made it easy for me to hang
my neck like a necklace.
could be frozen and placed around my neck when I was so overheated that
like passing out.
really did a good job with Multiple Sclerosis cooling, so that it
helped me to cool off
enough that I would actually function better and feel better some.
Sclerosis Season Changes
Season Changes also
can influence the effects
Multiple Sclerosis on the body and make
this person feel very
exhausted, weaken the immune system, cause more frequent infections,
basically make the people with MS feel
very badly and often feel much less functional.
With my own case
of MS humidity made
feel like it was very difficult for me to be able to
breath. I had a
very difficult time catching my breath and I had to avoid humid rooms
weather at all cost.
changes were also very difficult for me,
since I could not adjust fast enough to temperature changes (when it is
30 degrees F difference between night and day temperatures or the times
is warmer one day and colder the next day, where the temperature
changes by 20 to 30
changes are also bad for those with MS because
the Multiple Sclerosis immune
weakened to start with and the season changes are the time of year
else around us is getting sick and they are either carriers for the
that they have come in contact with or they leave home to be around
people, when they are still sick and pass whatever they have onto
This is a worse
problem for those with MS, than other
people, because of weakened immune systems, any one that we are around
that is a carrier of the flu, cold or whatever other sickness can give
it to us so much more easily.
avoid the problem with Multiple
Sclerosis season changes (fall
and spring), I avoid going out to be around people at these times of
year and I take extra vitamin D, vitamin C and zinc
to boost my immune system and prevent me from ending up with a cold or
the flu or whatever
anyone else may have that I can catch from them.
I tended to get
flu 20 to 30 times each year for the first few years after I was
Multiple Sclerosis and
I learned the hard way that I was better off avoiding being around
for at least 2 months after the more extreme temperature changes
started that are often
associated with spring and fall.
of the freezing
temperatures in Fall and the large temperature fluctuations, during
this season, this sets every one up for becoming sick more easily, but
it is much worse for those of us with MS.
is the worst season for me, as far as how severe it causes my MS