Multiple Sclerosis and Overheating

Multiple Sclerosis and Overheating

Heat’s Impact on Fatigue in MS

Heat can make the symptoms that a person with MS worse. One of the symptoms heat can make worse is fatigue. Sensitivity to heat is caused because the nerve fibers have lost their insulating material.

Multiple Sclerosis and Overheating

Managing Heat Sensitivity

  • Is it hot outside
  • Is it hot in the room you are in
  • Are you too warmly dressed
  • Is there an alternative to the hot environment you can choose

Active Cooling Techniques

  • A cooling vest
  • A cooling scarf
  • Taking a cool shower

Multiple Sclerosis and Overheating

 

 

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