Between 60% and 80% of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients are sensitive to environmental heat and experience a temporary worsening of their symptoms when it's hot or humid or they have a fever. Fortunately, these symptoms are usually temporary and go away when you cool down. Here are tips for preventing heat-related problems:
1- Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible.
(P.S: the cost may be tax deductible if you get a written prescription from your doctor)
2- Avoid exercising on hot and humid days and only exercise earlier or later in the day when it's cooler.
3- Avoid too much alcohol, eat light, and stay hydrated by drinking water and cool beverages.
4- Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothes and use cooling products available in the market, including cooling vests, neck bands, hats, etc.
5- Apply for a disabled parking permit if necessary. This helps you save your energy by walking a shorter distance and minimize the risk of heat-related symptoms.
6- Always consult with your doctor and healthcare providers about how to treat and prevent serious heat-related symptoms.
- Share your experiences or concerns with the most authentic MS community to get feedbacks from like-minded people. (You may need to sign up first)
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