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About heat intolerance
Summertime is here! It's that time of year most of us have been waiting for, right?!
Those of us living in climates that bring cold and snow in winter have been looking forward to the summer warmth to get the chill out of our bones. But wait! For many of us, the heat of summer has turned out to be not so welcome after all. We find ourselves, or our child, now struggling with the heat and having difficulties keeping ourselves cool, with internal temperatures rising as if in a fevered state.
As just one of the unsettling effects of dysautonomia, which also includes, but is not limited to, such unpredictable and bothersome symptoms as erratic blood pressure, heart rate abnormalities, dizziness, and gut dysfunction, heat intolerance is often experienced in the patient diagnosed with mitochondrial disease.
You may find yourself asking these questions:
Why is my (or my child's) body not able to handle the changes in temperature?
- What can I do to avoid adverse reactions to warmer weather?
- What can I do to improve symptoms of heat intolerance?
- What is a "cooling vest" and how do I find one?
The answers to these very important questions are found in MitoAction's website. Here are some helpful links to guide you in finding the answers that may help you avoid negative effects from the heat and make the summer season more enjoyable for you and your child.
Visit http://www.mitoaction.org today!