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Practitioner-Based CAM Treatment Options for Multiple Sclerosis

Although few complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments have been studied in large controlled trials, enough small studies have been done with some of the treatments to indicate which ones [more…]

Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) in Multiple Sclerosis

In 2009, Dr. Paolo Zamboni — a vascular surgeon in Ferrara, Italy — introduced a phenomenon called chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) to the MS world. Following a study of 65 people with [more…]

Treatment Options for Cognitive Problems in Multiple Sclerosis

A majority of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) will experience some cognitive changes over the course of the disease. Even though the severity of these changes can vary from mild to quite severe, the [more…]

Exercise Options for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Even with symptoms that present physical challenges, people with multiple sclerosis (MS) can enjoy a wide variety of activities. You don’t have to be a great athlete to get physical. Here are some that [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis: Exercise with Comfort and Safety

Whether you have multiple sclerosis or not, the goal of exercise is to feel and function better. But for those who do have MS, the familiar “no pain, no gain” philosophy doesn’t apply — there’s no need [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis: Health and Wellness Success Tips

Even if you don’t have multiple sclerosis (MS), modifying your behavior in ways that will enhance your health and wellness is never easy. Anyone who has made a New Year’s resolution knows how challenging [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis: Practical Strategies for Managing Cognitive Challenges

For people with multiple sclerosis (MS) there’s no substitute for working with a specialist to identify and design effective strategies to compensate for cognitive challenges. Here are some common-sense [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis: Enhance Your Wellness by Paying Attention to the Whole You

You can most definitely be well even though you have multiple sclerosis (MS). Wellness is all about feeling the best you possibly can — physically, emotionally, and spiritually. You can achieve wellness [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis: Protect Your Health with Routine Checkups

Even though multiple sclerosis (MS) is definitely enough for any one person to have to handle, it doesn’t protect you from other health problems. Although some people with MS report that they get fewer [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis: Make Healthy Eating a Priority

Unfortunately, you can’t eat your way around multiple sclerosis (MS). Even though a variety of special diets have been promoted as MS cures, none have been shown in controlled trials to alter the course [more…]

Improve Your MS and Overall Wellness with Exercise

Even though it wasn’t all that long ago that people with MS were told not to exercise, things have changed. Here’s the basic message: Exercise is good for you. Physical activity geared to your abilities [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis: Barriers to Healthy Eating

Being alert to some of the ways that multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms can interfere with healthy eating can help you stay on track. Even with the best of intentions, maintaining good eating habits can [more…]

Explaining Your MS to Others (or Not)

You probably thought that dealing with your own feelings about being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) was hard enough. Well, guess what? You have to deal with everyone else’s feelings as well. [more…]

What is the Relationship Between Stress and Multiple Sclerosis?

Research suggests that the various types of stress may interact with multiple sclerosis (MS) in different and sometimes contradictory ways. Even though people use the term stress a lot — “I’m so stressed” [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis: Recognizing Signs of Stress

Because everyone’s situation and coping skills are different, you can safely assume that no one’s stresses — or the strategies they use for dealing with them — are exactly like anyone else’s. So, your [more…]

Tips to Manage Your Stress about Multiple Sclerosis

So, you’re incredibly stressed out about your multiple sclerosis (MS). You worry all the time about getting worse, losing your job, and ending up in a wheelchair. Clearly, your first choice for getting [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis: How to Handle Family Stress with Composure

When you have multiple sclerosis (MS) and you’re feeling overwhelmed, handling family stress starts with identifying the specific challenges and deciding whether they’re controllable or not [more…]

Tips for Dealing with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Stress on the Job

Although multiple sclerosis (MS) can cause you to have even more stress than the average worker stress is an inevitable product of nearly any job. Just remember that even if your job is incredibly stressful [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis: Create a Stress Management Plan

If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), you’re bound to experience increased stress, so it’s helpful to create a plan to keep stress from bringing you to a screeching halt. The first step in your stress management [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis Stress Management: What Are Your Priorities?

Part of adapting to life with multiple sclerosis (MS) is adapting to the unpredictability of your symptoms and their potential impact on your everyday life. As you probably know, MS symptoms can make it [more…]

Practical Steps to Lessen the Stress of MS

Daily life is filled with small stresses that can quickly add up to be bigger ones. In other words, it isn’t any one thing — such as struggling with the buttons on your blouse, getting stuck in traffic [more…]

Stress Management Techniques for MS Patients

Because stress management in multiple sclerosis (MS) isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition, the menu of techniques is extensive. Some of the basic types are out lined here, but you can check out [more…]

Resources for Coping with Progressive Forms of MS

If you have progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), chances are high that the first question on your mind is about treatment options. The majority of people are initially diagnosed with a relapsing-remitting [more…]

Drug Treatment Options for Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

All eight disease-modifying medications that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat MS have been shown to be effective for people who experience relapses. [more…]

Multiple Sclerosis: How to Feel and Function at Your Best

The goal of treating multiple sclerosis (MS) is to help you feel and function well. So, together, you and your healthcare team can identify and implement strategies to manage your symptoms and keep you [more…]

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