MS Patients Using Cooling Vests Show Significant Exercise Gains in Small Study – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

Wearing a cooling vest significantly improved the time and distance walked under conditions that can provoke heat sensitivity in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a small study.

The study, “Effects of a cooling vest with sham condition on walking capacity in heat-sensitive people with Multiple Sclerosis,” was published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology.

People with MS frequently report greater fatigue and sensitivity associated with heat, affecting their quality of life. Heat, in particular, can worsen some neurological symptoms of this disorder.

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