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.
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:
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.
Our aim is to DONATE Perfectly Imperfect WrapMeCools to organisations that already support financially disadvantaged people in their communities. We’re proud to have already found our first recipient.
Following the recent bush fires in Australia, we teamed up with the Salvation Army to assist in their goal of providing hope, dignity and respect by the provision of practical and emotional support to others.
It seems that the whole world has experienced increased heat during recent summers. 🥵 The Australian BOM (Bureau of Meteorology) reports a year over year increase in average temperatures for the last five consecutive years. Nine of the hottest 10 years on record have occurred since 2005!
Here are the top five tips for using your WrapMeCool to make heatwaves more bearable and help prevent heat stress.
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.
We Want to Keep In Touch
We have a lot going on. We would love to share it with you. Sign up to get the latest on sales, new releases and more …