Many people with multiple sclerosis are sensitive to the heat,
which often increases their symptoms.Studies have shown that cooling the body can help lessen the negative effects of heat and improve the quality of life of people with MS.
According to a 2010 research study, Dr. George Kraft found that:
body temperature had dropped about one degree... participants improved
on tests of coordination, balance, and in the ability to sustain
physical activity. We concluded that cooling is an appropriate therapy
for people with MS heat-sensitivity." * Here are some resources to help you learn more about MS and Cooling:
Read an articleunder Healthy Living on the NMSS website.The 2010 Summer Edition of Momentum magazine,published by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, has a great article on MS and cooling research from George H. Kraft, M.D.