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Do cold temperatures affect multiple sclerosis?

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For reasons that are not well understood, extremely cold temperatures and changes in temperature can also cause MS symptoms, usually spasticity, to flare up.

SOURCES: 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Heat & Temperature Sensitivity."

United States Department of Veterans Affairs -- Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence: "Keep Cool: Multiple Sclerosis and Heat Tolerance."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

SOURCES: 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Heat & Temperature Sensitivity."

United States Department of Veterans Affairs -- Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence: "Keep Cool: Multiple Sclerosis and Heat Tolerance."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on September 16, 2018

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