Lowering Body Temperature in MS patients can Improve Exercise and Functional Capability

According to Multiple Sclerosis News Today, studies showed that lowering body temperature in MS patients helps to improve exercise and functional capability and prevented symptoms from worsening.

In one of the “passive cooling” studies, where MS patients used ice or cold gel packs to reduce heat, 50% of patients experienced the beneficial effects of the cooling intervention for two to eight hours after the treatment.  The research concluded, “pre-cooling therapy can prevent the symptom worsening due to increased body temperature in multiple sclerosis patients without causing adverse effects. Therefore, such strategies could serve as a complimentary therapeutic approach in multiple sclerosis patients.”