FEVERS - As a person's temperature increases, there is, in general, a feeling of cold despite an increasing body temperature. Once the new temperature is reached, there is a feeling of warmth. A fever can be caused by many different conditions ranging from benign to potentially serious. With very high temperatures, The Cool Flash Pad can help reduce fever can be effective at lowering ones temperature, which may improve the affected person's comfort.
MIGRAINES - Fluctuating hormone levels indicate a migraine relation: 75 percent of adult patients are women, although migraine affects approximately equal numbers of prepubescent boys and girls. Propensity to migraine headache sometimes disappears during pregnancy, but in some women migraines may become more frequent. The pain of migraine is invariably accompanied by other features. Many patients experience sensory hyperexcitability manifested by photophobia, phonophobia, and osmophobia and seek a dark and quiet room. Blurred vision, or sweating may be noted during the headache phase. The Cool Flash Pad may offer relief from some symptoms.
NIGHT SWEATS - Night Sweats are essentially hot flashes that occur while you are sleeping. They can ruin your sleep and the sleep of your partner, making you both tired, irritable and groggy. As with daytime hot flashes, reduced estrogen levels fool the brain into thinking the body temperature is too high. That’s when night sweats kick in, as the body attempts to cool itself down. When night sweats are particularly severe, you might wake to find your skin is feeling cold and clammy from sweat, and your pajamas or sheets are soaked through. The Cool Flash Pad can help cool your body to help prevent night sweats
HOT FLASHES - Severe hot flashes can make it difficult to get a full night's sleep (often characterized as insomnia), which in turn can affect mood, impair concentration, and cause other physical problems. When hot flashes occur at night, they are called "night sweats." As estrogen is typically lowest at night, some women get night sweats without having any hot flashes during the daytime.
Hot Flashes may be repeated a few times each week or constantly throughout the day, with the frequency reducing over time. Hot flashes may begin to appear several years before menopause starts and last for years afterwards. Some women undergoing menopause never have hot flashes. Others have mild or infrequent flashes. The worst sufferers experience dozens of hot flashes each day. In addition, hot flashes are often more frequent and more intense during hot weather or in an overheated room, the surrounding heat apparently making the hot flashes themselves both more probable and more severe.
RADIATION THERAPY - Radiation Therapy is in itself painless. Many low-dose palliative treatments cause minimal to no side effects, although short-term pain flare ups can be experienced in the days following treatment due to edema compressing nerves in the treated area. Treatment of higher doses causes varying side effects, in the months or years following treatment, or after re-treatment. The nature, severity, and longevity of side effects depends on the organs that receive the radiation, the treatment itself, and the patient.
Most side effects are predictable and expected. Side effects from radiation are usually limited to the area of the patient's body that is under treatment The main side effects reported are fatigue and skin irritation, like a mild to moderate sun burn. The fatigue often sets in during the middle of a course of treatment and can last for weeks after treatment ends. The Cool Flash Pad may offer some relief to the affected areas that have over heated
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS) - In Multiple Sclerosis, nerve fibers become demyelinated which leads to pain and discomfort when temperatures are elevated. Nerve fibers may also be remyelinating or in the process of repairing themselves and still be sensitive to elevated temperatures. The Cool Flash Pad keeps the patients temperature down, therefore reducing the pain symptoms.
HEAT STROKE - Treatment involves rapid mechanical cooling along with standard resuscitation measures. The body temperature must be lowered immediately. The patient should be moved to a cool area (indoors, or at least in the shade) and clothing removed to promote heat loss.
Active cooling methods may be used: The person is bathed in cool water or The Cool Flash Pad can be applied. However, wrapping the patient in wet towels or clothes can actually act as insulation and increase the body temperature. Applying The Cool Flash Pad to the torso, head, neck, and groin will help cool the patient.
DIABETES - Summer can be uncomfortable for anyone. But for people with diabetes, the heat and humidity can be particularly hazardous. One of the complications of diabetes, both Type 1 and Type 2, is an impaired ability to adjust to rises in temperature, which can cause dangerous increases in body temperature during the summer.
The underlying problem, nerve damage, occurs in 60 to 70 percent of diabetics; it can affect nearly every organ in the body, including sweat glands. When nerve damage keeps the sweat glands from working properly, the body fails to cool down as the mercury rises.
The Cool Flash Pad may be of assistance in cooling down the body rapidly should a diabetic be suffering in the heat.