What is it like to live with MS? In other words, what does it feel like? Firstly, it important to know that MS is different for everyone who has it. The exact symptoms, their severity and the course of MS are different for each person, however, there are similarities in the symptoms that people experience. Some people living with MS refer to it as an invisible condition because they appear to be healthy and there are no obvious physical clues. In fact, some people live for years with symptoms and try in vain to get a diagnosis of their symptoms. They felt almost relieved when finally given the diagnosis because they finally had a name for their condition.
In this post, we will consider how we maintain a steady, or "normal" body temperature and what happens if that temperature gets too high — heat-related illness. Scientists tell us that climate change will result in hotter summer temperatures for many places in the world. Therefore it is even more important to know the causes and symptoms of heat-related illness as well as variables which make some people more susceptible than others. We'll also look at how to protect against overheating.
A hot flush, also known as a hot flash, comes on as an unannounced intense wave of heat and can last from minutes to half an hour. Severity can range from feeling uncomfortable to debilitating heat with sweats and even heart palpitations. Some experience hot flushes during the day and others primarily at night while sleeping. At night hot flushes are often accompanied by night sweats. Signs that someone is experiencing a hot flush are sweating, skin warm to the touch and becoming red like blushing.