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Donna Clements, MSW, Care Manager
Central Virginia Chapter
Many chapters of the NMSS offer
programs to help with your body cooling needs.
The NMSS web site:
Polar Products, with over 25 years of experience cooling
people with MS, works
closely with many chapters of the NMSS on their excellent
to help people with MS. Request information from your local chapter and
your particular chapter does not have a cooling program, or does not
currently offer Polar Products
Body Cooling Systems, request they contact Polar Products Inc. at 800-763-8423.
We can provide information on our cost
effective programs for NMSS and provide references from the many
chapters we work with.
There are three main
types of body cooling systems
commonly used by people with MS. The following may help in requesting
or choosing the right
system for you:
- Evaporative Cooling:
soaked in cool water and towel dried. This activates a polymer in the
Polar system inside the garment which holds the water for many hours.
The evaporation of this water cools the body. These systems work well
in low humidity climates. Those living in higher humidity climates or
desiring a higher efficiency system are best choosing a cold pack Kool Max
- Cold Pack Cooling: These
garments cool through the use of special cold packs. The cold packs are
placed in the freezer until frozen, then placed in insulated pockets on
the vests and wraps. A single set of cold packs will last 2 to 4
hours. This type of cooling is not limited by the level of humidity
as evaporative cooling is and is an excellent choice when you do not
wish to wet garments, when you may want to wear the cooling garment
under clothes and / or when there is higher ambient humidity
- Active Cooling Therapy:
Cool water is pumped through tubes sewn into a vest. This type
of cooling is the highest level of deep, core body cooling.
Find your local chapter: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=HOM_FIND_homepage
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