Monday, July 28, 2014

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 usra, Community Member, asks

Q: can i drink alcohal if i have MS? how can heat affect my disease?

Answer This
Answers (1)
Lisa Emrich, Health Guide
1/23/11 12:20pm

Hi usra,

 

Drinking excessive amounts of alchohol are never good regardless if you have MS or not.  If you take certain medications, then you should not drink alcohol at all.  Talk to your doctor to more specific information.

 

Some people with MS have heat sensitivities (like me).  When the body overheats, the nerves transfer signals more slowly and your MS symptoms may become more noticeable.  When this happens, it is called a pseudoexacerbation and doesn't cause any permanent damage. 

 

Reply
Answer This

Important:
We hope you find this general health information helpful. Please note however, that this Q&A is meant to support not replace the professional medical advice you receive from your doctor. No information in the Answers above is intended to diagnose or treat any condition. The views expressed in the Answers above belong to the individuals who posted them and do not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media. Remedy Health Media does not review or edit content posted by our community members, but reserves the right to remove any material it deems inappropriate.

By usra, Community Member— Last Modified: 01/23/11, First Published: 01/11/11