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How can climate affect multiple sclerosis?

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It is important to remember that while climate may worsen the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, climate changes do not produce more actual nerve damage. The adverse effects of temperature and humidity are generally temporary. However, it can take longer (a few days) to recover if you get overheated.

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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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