Monday, January 9, 2017

Brrrrr - Cold Temperatures and MS

The start of a New Year is often a bright moment — a chance to look ahead and make grand resolutions and promises to ourselves for the months to come. For me, the new year brings excitement that days will continue to lengthen as the sun sets one minute later each evening. However, the temperatures will also continue to drop and it’s about to feel like winter very soon.

While some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) are heat intolerant and have trouble during the summer, others are sensitive to cold temperatures. Some people, like myself, may be bothered by both extremes as it can become difficult to regulate body temperature due to impaired neural control of autonomic and endocrine functions. The part of the brain that senses core body temperature and regulates it to about 98.6°F can be affected by MS, allowing for atypical fluctuations in body temperature.

Read this post in its entirety:
A Wintery Mix: The Effect of Cold Temperatures on MS Symptoms

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