Claims have been made
that MS may be brought on by injury, shock, pregnancy, or vaccinations, but
there is no scientific evidence to prove these claims. If you already have MS,
viral infection (such as the flu) may trigger a
relapse. During pregnancy, women with MS often have fewer relapses. In the
first few months after delivery, though, they may temporarily have more
If you have MS, avoid
overheating your body whenever possible. Increased body temperature can
temporarily make your symptoms worse by causing the nerves already affected by
MS to function even more poorly. Use an air conditioner, keep your home
somewhat cool, and avoid hot swimming pools and hot tubs. During warm or hot
weather, exercise in an air-conditioned area rather than outdoors.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
May 12, 2010
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