Our expert says:
His heat/cold intolerance is caused by neuro-vascular instability syndrome, due to his spinal cord injury. There is no exact cause and no definate treatment. It is advisable to install air-conditioners in his home (which is fully tax-deductible for spinal cord injury patients). This will assist with the regulation of his body temperature.
Be very aware of infections, especially bladder infections and he will have to do a yearly scan of his kidneys and bladder for stones.
Bowel problems, especially facal impaction, can also cause severe sweating and uncomfortability. He can have a abdominal and pelvic x-ray.
Induration and the formations of sores, pressure sores, as well as bed sores can also cause his symptoms.
His feet can be a common site for sores and infections.
Taking the above into account, I suggest that he consults a doctor for a full examination.
Dr Anrich Burger
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