High temperatures in summer and in hot countries increase physical stress and endanger health.
The climate change increases the global temperature and heat stress even further.
A lot of people suffer from heat stress. People with health-related heat problems are even more exposed. Many feel significantly worse and exhausted from just 20°C. A cold shower usually helps. What would you do at work, in your leisure time or doing sports? How do you manage climate change, which according to climate experts is associated with an increasing number of hot days?
In order to protect ones health, it is immensely important to provide effective heat protection. Especially for people with health-related heat problems like MS, COPD, Parkinson, menopause, vein or cardiac problems. As a pharmacist, I know this to be important. That is why we at E.COOLINE have developed the perfect, climate-neutral heat protection strategy for better health and more quality of life.
People suffering from heat-related illnesses such as multiple sclerosis may succumb to high temperatures. The consequences are exhaustion, loss of performance and health issues. Cooling clothes such as a cooling vest or cooling shirt provide a simple, fast and efficient means to reduce heat stress and fight the fatigue syndrome (Uhthoff’s phenomenon).
One can use the cooling vest and cooling shirt in offices without air conditioning. They provide excellent protection against heat and improve concentration and performance. Choose between a cooling vest, cooling shirt and cooling caps, bandanas and neckbands or a combination of the previous mentioned. Scientific studies with confirm the efficiency of the E.COOLINE cooling vest.
People suffering from multiple sclerosis may be affected by elevated temperatures. One common symptom of multiple sclerosis is the Uhthoff’s phenomenon. It occurs in approx. 60-80 % of thepatients. The neurological symptoms worsen. The cause is the elevation of body temperature through fever, bodily exercise, or simply through an increase in ambient temperature, e.g. in summer, warm countries, or warm rooms.
In addition to a frequently dramatic worsening of bodily symptoms, the patient becomes more rapidly fatigued (“fatigue syndrome”). Both effects produce enormous limitations both in patients’ professional life and in their activities of daily living, resulting in a substantial reduction in their quality of life. The effects, however, are reversible in the sense that these negative symptoms will disappear once the body is cooled (Source: DMSG German Multiple Sclerosis Society)
For patients suffering from MS, cooling textiles significantly reduce signs of exhaustion. Recent US studies carried out by the Kessler Foundation confirm a loss of memory and concentration of 70% in heat. People affected must deal with many limitations in professional life, at home or during sports. The high decrease in memory functions and concentration makes everyday life enormously difficult.
Cooling clothes such as cooling vest, cooling shirts, cooling caps, bandanas and neckbands help to fight exhaustion. This results in more success and fun during work, leisure times and sports, even when temperatures are hot.
In cooperation with leading hospitals in Germany and Austria, we carried out tests with many multiple sclerosis patients. The reactions of the patients affected were overwhelming. The feedback of physicians and therapists, who are usually rather moderate, were positive. The reason for these reactions is simple: easy and quick activation of the vests with water from the tap, the low weight of the textiles that guarantees high comfort and cooling for several hours or a whole day. The vest is just worn on top or underneath normal clothing. It is available in various sizes and easy to care.
Not only patients suffering from MS but also Formula 1 racers and other top athletes such as the German National Athletics Team (DLV) already work with COOLINE SX3 technology.
In the video, F1 Team Race Manager Paul Seaby demonstrates the way from MS to Formula 1.
The World Health Organization defines health as follows: „A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being not merely the absence of disease“.
It is not possible to heal MS with cooling vests, but it is possible to improve the physical, mental and social life a patient.
At high outside temperatures, patients affected by the Uhthoff’s phenomenon cannot enjoy holidays in hot countries, ice cream on hot summer days, gardening and much more. Not only during leisure times, the person suffering from fatigue is also affected during work. Even if their workplaces are air-conditioned, the way to the parking lot at 30°C often turns into a torture. Not to mention bicycle tours or grill parties with colleagues in summer. For all these activities, E.COOLINE provides relief and a tremendous increase in quality of life.
Overall, I can say that I’m feeling much better. Before, hot weather made me tired very quickly. The vest vastly improves this heat problem.
I feel much better while wearing it. I experienced that I am feeling best at temperatures just below 20°C. Everything above impairs my performance extremely. Meanwhile, thanks to the cooling vest, I can concentrate much better on a task, especially in high temperatures
Most of all, I use the vest at work. I’m a software developer. With all the computers and other equipment, temperatures may easily rise above 25 degrees. When I wear the cooling vest, I don’t have any problems, even when the air conditioner is turned off in summer. With the vest I am totally independent of the conditions around me. Even my employer has noticed how well I am doing with the vest and has offered to get another one for me at company expenses.
The vest is very easy to handle. I hold it under the tap for a couple of seconds and then wipe it with a towel to dry the outer fabric. Once I have put it on, it feels a bit chilly for just a moment. But then it feels very comfortable.
Mostly I use about 1 liter of water. The cooling effect then lasts for one and a half days, which is a very long time. So I’m also comfortable when I go out in the evening.
I can absolutely recommend the vest to all people suffering from MS and heat problems. Then, I chose the E.COOLINE cooling vest because it was easy to handle and I didn’t regret my choice. My quality of life has improved a lot. Before, steady performance always depended on temperatures. As soon as it got warm, my concentration dropped noticeably. Before, I always took a cold shower in such moments, if possible. Meanwhile I can count on my potential, thanks to E.COOLINE. The vest works as a cold shower worked before.
The use of climate neutral cooling vests significantly reduces symptoms of the Uhthoff’s phenomenon. This is demonstrated by the E.COOLINE application study carried out in the Germany.
The results were unambiguous: In the relevant few studies on the effects of cooling products on the life quality of MS patients, more than 90% of the patients rated the cooling effect of E.COOLINE as good to excellent. They believed that the products increased performance and decreased symptoms of fatigue.
Patients rated the comfort of the vests and their easy handling positively.