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When cold weather makes my multiple sclerosis symptoms worse, what are good ways to warm up?

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The easiest way to warm your insides if you're dealing with an MS flare is to eat hot meals like soup and sip hot drinks like tea or coffee. Pour them into an insulated mug to keep them warm longer and help limit trips to the kitchen.

Here’s another warmup tip: Step outside and soak up some rays. On cold days, who doesn’t love the feeling of sunshine on their shoulders? You’ll warm up, and you’ll help your body make much-needed vitamin D. An added benefit: Sunshine might help boost your mood.

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

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