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Myasthenia Gravis

With more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing cooling garments for people living with heat intolerance, we hear from many individuals on how our cooling products have helped them live a happier and more enjoyable life.

"Thank you so much for the Kool Max® Vest. I'm now able to talk long walks and work in my yard without getting heat exhaustion induced by my Myasthenia Gravis disease. I feel like my old self again." - J. in Austin, Texas

"I love my Polar Kool Max® vest! I am 69 years old and was diagnosed with MG in 2000. There are approximately 14 Myasthenics in every 100,000 of the population. A primary aggravating factor in the Myasthenic, as in the MS patient, is heat and humidity, and the raising of one's core body temperature. Once I received the support of my neurologist, I was able to obtain a cooling vest from Polar. This wonderful cooling vest has made my MG so much more manageable! I enthusiastically recommend the Polar Products Cooling Vest to any and all MS or MG patients." - Carole in Merrill, Michigan

Heat Related Issues with Myasthenia Gravis
In a research study to determine whether lowering body temperature using a cooling vest would result in improvement in muscle strength, subjective perceptions of weakness and fatigue, and pulmonary function in patients with generalized myasthenia gravis (MG), researchers concluded that "cooling in patients with MG shows promise to decrease symptoms of weakness and fatigue, thus allowing increased muscle strength and endurance in some patients.” Source: Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006 Jan;38(1):13-20.


The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before using any hot/cold therapy or body cooling product for a medical condition.

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