Though spring has just begun for many around the country, some individuals may already
be thinking about the upcoming summer months and what that means – heat! For individuals with MS who experience heat sensitivity with their MS symptoms, the idea of facing the heat and humidity the summer season brings can be stressful. But it’s important to know there are some ways you can cool your body down and feel some relief with those hot and humid days. MSAA offers a Cooling Equipment Distribution Program which provides different ice-pack style cooling vests and accessory options that can be worn on the body for relief from the heat. With differing vest styles ranging from those that can be worn under or over your clothing, and kit accessories that include cooling wrist and ankle wraps, the program has something to fit individual needs. For more information, see the MSAA website at https://mymsaa.org/msaa-help/cooling/.
*Please note the program eligibility requirements within the application.
My body can not handle the cold at all…….I have to to my house at 72 and with that I have sweat pants and a sweater….. When I go out into the heat I cannot stay long….. But if I go into the cold ac my ms acts up, with vibrations slurred speech and my body just shuts down. So I was wondering how cold does the product field against your clothing