PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

Do cold temperatures aggravate multiple sclerosis?

ANSWER

After the hot, humid days of summer, the colder temperatures in the fall and winter can come as a shock to our bodies. If you have a condition like multiple sclerosis, cold temps can make your symptoms worse and make you flat-out uncomfortable. You might find that it’s harder to move your limbs, you get more muscle spasms than normal, or your muscles feel tighter.

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Heat and Temperature Sensitivity.”

Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Hot and cold – the effects of temperatures on MS.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 26, 2020

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Heat and Temperature Sensitivity.”

Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Hot and cold – the effects of temperatures on MS.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 26, 2020

NEXT QUESTION:

Why do cold temperatures make multiple sclerosis symptoms worse?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

"ALEXA, ASK WEBMD"

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.