Multiple sclerosis is one of the mystery diseases that to this day baffle doctors as to its cause. Multiple sclerosis initiates an abnormal response of the body’s immune system. It affects the central nervous system, made up of the brain, spinal cord & optic nerves. The issues MS causes are wide and varied: weakness, tingling, numbness, coordination issues, fatigue, balance problems, blurred or distorted vision, tremors, muscle stiffness, issues with speech, swallowing, bladder/bowel issues, moodiness, and sensitivity to heat are all symptoms brought on by the disorder.
For many, any form of exercise to help maintain mobility is a challenge with MS. That can lead to depression and frustration with not feeling “whole”.
The good news: Using a swim spa on a regular basis can actually help cope with the disease. Having a way to exercise in water regulated at a temperature that won’t cause your body to overheat is the key for MS users. With a swim spa’s temperature at a cooler setting than a hot tub (say, 78-80° F), you’ll be able to not only exercise and increase muscle strength, you’ll be able to do so in an environment which won’t create adverse heat sensitivity.
Since you’re able to exercise in this manner, it becomes a terrific way for MS sufferers to gain strength, maintain mobility, and burn calories for weight management. The other huge benefit is the psychological boost it will afford. Being able to effectively have control over an option to help keep fit and release endorphins helps ward off depression and improve your overall outlook. A positive outlook is well documented to be a boon for anyone dealing with a chronic disease.
If you or a loved one is coping with multiple sclerosis, consider incorporating a Hydropool Swim Spa into your home and your daily routine. The resulting benefits could absolutely change your life!