Heat sensitivity

Many people with multiple sclerosis experience a temporary worsening of their symptoms when the weather is very hot or humid or they run a fever, sunbathe, get overheated from exercise, or take very hot showers or baths. For example, some people notice that their vision becomes blurred when they get overheated - a phenomenon known as Uhthoff's sign.

These temporary changes can result from even a very slight elevation in core body temperature (one-quarter to one-half of a degree) because an elevated temperature further impairs the ability of a demyelinated nerve to conduct electrical impulses.
 

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Learn more: Coping with the heat webinar


This recording will provide practical strategies to manage heat intolerance. (Recorded Nov 2016)
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Learn more : Update on Heat Research

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