MS and Heat Sensitivity — How to Stay Cool and Beat the Heat

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Did you know that many people living with MS experience heat sensitivity? The technical term is Uhthoff’s Phenomena (WOW, that's a big word!!).

MS causes damage to nerves of the brain and spinal chord and this can make them very sensitive to even small increases in body temperature. Usually whatever MS symptoms a person is dealing with will be made worse when their body is overheating and this can lead to increase in symptoms such as fatigue, difficulty concentrating, pain and blurred vision.

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Heat sensitivity can be caused by every day events like hot weather, exercise, emotions, fatigue, fever, sunbathing and hot baths.

The good news is that the symptoms improve with cooling and rest. The key is to avoid getting hot in the first place and then to remain cool.

Examples of Cooling strategies include:

  • stay indoors on hot days
  • use air-conditioning and fans when cooking or exercising
  • drink cold fluids
  • take a cool shower
  • use of cooling garments

 WrapMeCool® is the perfect cooling garment for people living with MS because it is effective, lightweight, discreet and easily re-cooled — not to mention all the lovely colours!

 We are on a mission to help people have a better present moment and therefore a better life.

 Thank you for sharing our blog with anyone you know who is dealing with the discomfort of heat sensitivity. 

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Measurement and Sizing


WrapMeCool® is designed to be worn over the arms.
Measure as shown in the picture making sure the tape measure is across the bust line and outside the arms.


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