More often than not, heat and MS don’t mix. As body temperature rises, weakness, fatigue, visual disturbances, and other symptoms can become aggravated and temporarily worsen. While heat does not actually make MS worse, it does alter the passage of nerve impulses, causing a feeling of weakness, especially in the limbs.
But keeping cool can help you work, shop, and maintain your home during the summer months. It can also help you reclaim countless activities associated with the warmer seasons, like gardening, fishing, walking, biking, family outings, barbecues, and baseball games. Our Cooling Program offers a variety of items, free of charge, that will help you stay cool in the heat. Available items include:
Our program cycle begins on February 1 and continues through June 1.