Cooling vest multiple sclerosis Kühlweste Multiple Sklerose have been used for many years to treat MS (Multiple Sclerosis) symptoms. The vest is a piece of material – usually leather – which is worn to increase the warmth of the body. This is then used to reduce pain, stiffness and any other discomfort that can be associated with MS. The vest works by absorbing the heat from the skin and moving it to the body’s core, which helps to reduce swelling and pain. Some vests will have buttons near the legs which activate the ice pack system to lower the body temperature and heat it up again when need be.
The vest has a number of advantages over other cooling and pain relief methods. One of the main advantages is that it allows the patient to maintain the correct body temperature during an ice pack treatment. Many patients prefer the cooling time to be around 10 minutes rather than the standard 90-minute sessions that other techniques might require. With a traditional heatstroke prevention therapy the heat is allowed to build up in the central nervous system over time which causes inflammation, cramps and dizziness. This is often caused by the patient moving too much during the treatment or not being able to tolerate the high temperature for long enough. With the cooling vest the heat dissipates quickly because of the evaporation process.
Another advantage is that the vest is extremely versatile and can be adjusted to offer a natural waistline or back support. There is no need to remove the device when on a hot sunny day. For many patients who are affected by MS this is an important factor to consider. If you suffer from MS, you know that your whole body feels very hot on most days. The vest helps to control this and so helps to limit the pain associated with MS as well as the potential for dehydration if the body cannot retain the correct temperature.
A third advantage of the cooling vest is that it is extremely lightweight – it weighs approximately five ounces. The reason it is so lightweight is that the body absorbs its heat naturally so there is no need to actively move the body in order to cool itself. This in turn reduces the stress on joints and the muscles. The vest is also very breathable, which makes it comfortable to wear even on hot days.
The vest also has a number of benefits compared to other cooling packs. One benefit is that the lightweight material means it is easy to put on and take off as well as being very portable. It is extremely light, making it easy for the patient to carry it around. Some of the lightweight varieties are available with removable gel pads which add an extra layer of comfort to the device when placed on the buttocks or hips.
Another advantage is that it has a number of built in features such as an adjustable harness that can be used as a stand-up cushion while watching TV or while doing other activities that would normally heat up the upper part of the body. The vest has an internal fan, which can be switched on and off which is a great help during summer months to keep you cool. In addition, the cooling packs come with an emergency pull cord which can be used to open the zipper in case of a sudden cooling crisis. These all factors make the vest a highly valuable aid for patients suffering from MS.