Post 11: When MS is hot, you are not well
For myself, I live in Phoenix, Arizona where temperatures in the summer are almost always over a 100ﾟF. During the hot summer months, the temperature in my closed garage is around a 120 ﾟF or more. I used to feel like somebody wound up and punched me when getting out of my car when my multiple sclerosis was active. Since my MS went into remission about ten years ago, The heat doesn’t affect me nearly as much.
Myelin helps nerve impulses travel faster down your nerve fibers. It is like the insulation covering an electrical cord. Because multiple sclerosis damages the myelin, the insulation covering your nerve fibers, the impulses travel slower. The damaged nerve fibers are especially susceptible to heat, and then conduct impulses even slower when it is hot for the person who has MS.
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