Saturday, June 18, 2011

Heat Intolerance

If you have ever been around me in the summer, then you know all to well how crappy I feel with the heat. With this darn M.S. diagnosis comes another explanation of why the heat kicks my ass...

"As people with MS, we have plaques on our nerves where demyelination has taken place. This slows the ability of the nerves to function, and heat further slows down nerve impulse transmission in demylinated regions. Even a very slight increase of as little as one-quarter to one-half a degree in the body’s core temperature is enough to cause symptoms of heat intolerance."

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