Author Archives: Wendy Henderson

Future T-Cell Targeting: Temp Tattoos to Treat MS?

A recent lab study has found a way of inactivating immune T-cells by injecting antioxidant-filled nanoparticles under the skin, which could revolutionize multiple sclerosis treatment in the future — and include a cool bonus. MORE: 10 tips to exercise with multiple sclerosis The procedure leaves patients with a dark circle on the…

9 Tips to Self-Manage Your Multiple Sclerosis

According to the Mayo Clinic, there are several common everyday ways to help you self-manage your multiple sclerosis. Here are a handful of examples to help you feel better in your daily life. 1. Get plenty of good rest. Everybody functions better after a good night’s sleep. Getting quality rest…

The Histopathology of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic illness that presents many different symptoms since it can affect any part of the human body. MORE: How massage and bodywork is used to treat MS patients In this interview from MSWorld at the ACTRIMS Forum in 2016, Dr. Claudia Lucchinetti, professor and chair of…

15 Multiple Sclerosis-Inspired Tattoos

Getting a tattoo shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s a piece of art that will be on your body for life and therefore, should represent something that’s near and dear to your heart. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that many who suffer from a chronic illness choose to add permanent messages…

Important Things to Remember If You Have MS

If you or a loved one is living with multiple sclerosis (MS), it’s important to remember that you can always try to make your situation better. If your doctor says something like “there’s no other option” or “we have nothing more to offer you,” find another doctor. Doctors are humans, too, and they…

Optic Neuritis: Commonly Asked Questions

According to the Multiple Sclerosis Society in the UK, optic neuritis is associated with MS. Although the two conditions can be connected, they’re not consequential: not everyone who develops optic neuritis will go on to develop multiple sclerosis. That being said, there is definitely a connection. Many neurologists…

Exploring Multiple Sclerosis From the Inside With Jack Osbourne

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLgNW8jDZ7M Jack Osbourne is well-known within the multiple sclerosis community — and the world over, to be honest. Known since the day he was born for being Ozzy Osbourne’s son, the celebrity was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) in 2012, after he noticed numbness in his legs and went blind…

What Vitamin D Could Do for MS Patients

In this video from RxWikiTV, learn why a daily dose of vitamin D can do the body good, and that may be especially true for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). MORE: Vlogger explains how she overcame her bladder issues “These results are exciting, as vitamin D has the potential to…

How Massage and Bodywork Is Used to Treat MS Patients

Massages are known to relieve pain, stress and help out with problem areas. According to the National MS Society, it’s one of the most well-known bodywork treatments. There are several kinds of massages that originated in different countries — below are some of the most used today. MORE: Massage helps with MS pain and fatigue The Swedish massage is a bit more “traditional.” It uses techniques such as vibration, kneading, and friction. The German massage uses most of the same techniques as the Swedish massage, but combines them with healing baths. Keep in mind that if you’re sensitive to heat, this might not be the best option for you. Acupressure sounds like acupuncture, and that’s no mistake. This treatment is a Chinese massage that originated from acupuncture and uses fingers to stimulate the same parts of the body as needles do. Shiatsu is a Japanese treatment that focuses on preventing conditions, not…

How a Lumbar Puncture Can Help Diagnose MS

According to the MS Trust, a lumbar puncture (also known as a spinal tap) is a test that can be used to help diagnose multiple sclerosis (MS). During the procedure, some of the cerebrospinal fluid is removed and analyzed. A lumbar puncture takes about half an hour and is done under a…

5 Benefits of Cannabis Tea for Chronic Illnesses

Medical marijuana is gaining popularity as a complementary medicine to help with many symptoms associated with chronic illnesses. While many people are curious about how marijuana (or cannabis) may help improve their symptoms, they are also reluctant to smoke the substance. However, there are ways that medical marijuana can be…

6 of the Most Common Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue

If you suffer from a chronic illness like MS, then it’s highly likely that you’ll experience fatigue from time to time. Fatigue is different than just feeling tired, and generally it’s not something that can be fixed with an early night or by taking a little break. With tips from the pros at …

4 Tips for Taking Care of Caregivers

While few of us choose to become caregivers, many of us are faced with the task if a loved one is diagnosed with a chronic disease. The transition is a strange time for everyone involved, as the nature of the relationship changes for both the caregiver and patient. However, it is…

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