MS Symptoms – Influenced by Weather Changes

Here’s the latest interesting news about multiple sclerosis and weather.  Temperature changes may actually influence the severity of MS symptoms.  This is according to a study published recently in Neurology.

Researchers, looking at the brain patterns of 44 untreated MS patients, found that they were two to three times as likely to have disease activity during spring and summer months.

As author Dominik Meier of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston reported to BBC News, “Not only were more lesions found during the spring and summer seasons, our study also found that warmer temperatures and solar radiation were linked to disease activity.”

Up until now, MS was thought to get progressively worse with time.  These weather-influenced findings, however, suggest that MS patterns may change on a regular basis.


Angie is a home health nurse who has been working with patients for over 20 years. In her free time, she enjoys dabbling in the stock market, taking spinning classes, cooking and gardening. She loves being the editor at Sunstone. Reach her at angie[at]

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