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Why Exactly Does Heat Trigger Pain in Multiple Sclerosis Patients?

Staying cool with MS might take a lot of preparation, but it's worth it!

There is no single right way to stay cool while dealing with MS, as there are several ways to help circumvent heat sensitivity. The most important thing is to take extra precautions in order to avoid overheating and triggering painful, uncomfortable symptoms. In addition, consider changing strategies depending on your symptoms and the situation in question.

Keep in mind that when your body temperature comes down, your symptoms with subside. In the meantime, talk to your doctor for further guidance on how best to treat your particular condition during warmer seasons. With careful planning, you do not have to dread summer but rather you can enjoy the rich season filled with fun activities!

References

https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/multiple-sclerosis-symptoms/heat-intolerance/

http://mstrust.org.uk/news/views-and-comments/hot-and-bothered-how-heat-makes-ms-symptoms-worse

http://brainblogger.com/2014/09/13/how-temperature-affects-people-with-multiple-sclerosis/

www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis/impact-temperature

www.healthline.com/health/multiple-sclerosis/ms-and-heat-tips-for-dealing#summary

www.everydayhealth.com/multiple-sclerosis/symptoms/multiple-sclerosis-heat-intolerance/

www.nationalmssociety.org/Living-Well-With-MS/Diet-Exercise-Healthy-Behaviors/Heat-Temperature-Sensitivity