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Heat Intolerance & Mitochondrial Disease

It's getting HOT in here!

Join us May 2nd at noon eastern time for a free conference by telephone to discuss causes, symptoms, and strategies to help with heat intolerance for the child or adult with mitochondrial disease.

Special guest Maggie Orr, RN MSN MEd, will help the group understand some of the causes and symptoms of heat intolerance in people living with mitochondrial disease. The owner from Silver Eagle Outfitters will also be available to answer questions about cooling vests, a solution used successfully by many Mito patients!

As discussed in MitoAction's April member meeting, "dysautonomia" describes a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system which may result in uncomfortable symptoms, including sensitivity to environmental temperature (heat or cold intolerance), abnormal sweating (excessive sweating or inability to sweat), and lower or higher baseline body temperatures (read more about dysautonomia). As temperatures rise, we hope you will join us to learn more about heat intolerance and to learn and share ideas about keeping a stable body temperature when outdoors in the spring and summer.

Each first Friday of the month we have a free, international meeting by telephone for all mitochondrial disease patients, parents, caregivers, friends and community.

We hold these meetings by toll-free conference call so that the meeting will be accessible to all. We welcome you to join us!

MAY MEETING INFO:
Friday May 2, 2008
Noon (eastern time)
by toll-free international teleconference
dial 1-866-414-2828, enter participant code 017921#

No RSVP required. An audio recording of the meeting will be available following the meeting.

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