Tips for Managing the MS Hug

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In this newlifeoutlook video, Sebastian talks about a common symptom associated with multiple sclerosis: the MS hug. An MS hug is when a patient feels a tight, constricting pressure around their chest. It can last for a few seconds or as long as several hours.

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Sebastian notes that there isn’t much you can do to avoid an MS hug, but there are ways that you can make yourself more comfortable. Practicing deep belly breathing will take some of the pressure off your chest and help you relax. Some people find that drinking warm drinks like tea or soup broth can help, while others suggest changing into loose-fitting clothing to alleviate some pressure and make the body more comfortable.

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