Many people living with MS experience heat intolerance. This can occur during the warmer summer months, after exercise or even while cooking in a hot kitchen! There has been extensive research on the cause and occurrence of heat intolerance in MS with studies dating back to the 1950’s. (See www.MSCooling.info for a partial list.) When a person with MS experiences a rise in body temperature, nerve conduction may be slowed or even blocked which can cause a temporary worsening of MS related symptoms.
Here are some resources for Cooling Products, as well as Cooling Product Assistance.
- Polar Products
- MSAA Cooling Equipment Program
- Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Cooling Program
- PhaseCore by FirstLineTech
For more information about cooling products and Multiple Sclerosis, be sure to check out this video.