Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Heat Sensitivity

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People living with multiple sclerosis are subject to extreme heat sensitivity. When body temperature rises too high, MS symptoms are triggered to an exaggerated degree. Lying in the sun, taking a hot shower or sitting in a hot tub sound relaxing, but can result in a temporary flare up of symptoms. While there is usually no lasting nerve damage, it is still a painful and frightening experience. Awareness and taking care of oneself are the first, and main, steps in dealing with heat sensitivity.   

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Heat sensitivity is a popular topic in the summer months, especially when you have multiple sclerosis.  It has been a popular topic on my mind as of late with temperatures reaching 103°F with heat index values between 110°F and 115°F.   What is heat index?   The heat index, or “apparent temperature,” is a measure of how hot is truly…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, commented on MS & SUMMER? What you are experiencing is not a true relapse.  It is called a pseudo-exacerbation as the heat will…

05/09/10

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Vicki, Health Guide, answered My cousin with ms has trouble walking,… Hi gmw,   What a great question.  I have not heard of such a…

09/07/09

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Merely Me, Health Guide, commented on Question of the Week: What Impact Does… yep...these are good articles indeed.  I have always wanted to check…

06/11/09

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, answered Whole New Meaning To "I'm Hot!" Hi Sunniflutterby,   I too dread the heat during the summers.  Truly messes…

04/15/09

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