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Study Finds Massage Helps With MS Pain and Fatigue

A recent study has found that regular massage therapy is beneficial when it comes to treating pain and fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Read our list of 26 tips to help self-manage your MS symptoms.  Twenty-four MS patients received massage therapy sessions once a week over a six-week period. All the…

Patients Talk About Common Vision Symptoms in MS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complicated disease. While no two patients experience the same symptoms, there are some symptoms which are more common than others, including problems with the eyes. Find out more about some of the possible early symptoms of MS. In this video from the MS Society…

What It’s Like Being Diagnosed With MS at 25

In this Woman’s Health feature, a fit and healthy young woman talks about what it was like being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 25. Woman diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in training for New Zealand ultramarathon.  A diagnosis of MS comes as a shock to most people, but…

MS Patient Explains How He Deals With Depression

Depression is a common symptom for people who have multiple sclerosis. In this vlog, delivery driver Michael Smith from the U.K. talks about how he tries to cope with his MS-related depression. Read our six tips to help you reduce stress and relax more.  Michael has primary progressive MS.

5 Tips for Managing Advanced Multiple Sclerosis

As your multiple sclerosis progresses, you’ll find a new set of challenges to overcome. This is the time to use all the resources available to you and review treatment options with your healthcare providers. Being proactive in your treatment will ensure you get the best care and can stay up…

Woman With Multiple Sclerosis Training for Ultramarathon

Connie Daws from Hamilton, New Zealand hasn’t let her recent diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) put off her ambition of running an ultramarathon. According to this report from stuff.co.nz, the 31-year-old was diagnosed with the disease in 2015 not long after giving birth to her daughter. Read about the four…

The World vs. MS Initiative

The World vs. MS is an initiative where multiple sclerosis (MS) patients share some of the daily problems they encounter and ask the world to come up with practical solutions. Find out more about what it’s like to live with multiple sclerosis. The program started in April and is a…

How Does Oxidative Stress Affect Multiple Sclerosis?

Oxidative stress is the result of an imbalance in the body of free radicals. These free radicals damage proteins, lipids and nucleic acids, which in turn causes inflammation. The inflammation results in demyelination of the central nervous system and has a bearing on how severe a patient’s multiple sclerosis is. Nanobionic…

Possible Early Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

A recent article focused on some of the initial symptoms experienced by multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. The autoimmune disease can present in many different ways and while no two patients will experience the disease in the exact same manner, doctors believe there are some common signs of MS. Discover eight less-common…

Coping With a Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis

Being diagnosed with a serious illness such as multiple sclerosis is a scary and emotional time. In this video from the U.K.’s MS Society, multiple sclerosis (MS) patients talk about their diagnosis and how they felt when they found out. Discover what we can learn from people…

Jack Osbourne Talks About His Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWJ2NW-BUNI In this MS Society video from January 2014, Jack Osbourne admits that although he’s lived a fairly hedonistic lifestyle, the scariest moment of his life was when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Jack Osbourne asks strangers to compete in a game show and test their…

#TBT: London MS Walk 2016

U.K. charity, the MS Society, organized its annual walk in London on Sept. 25, 2016. This MS Society video shares some of the highlights of the event, when MS patients, family, friends and pets all participated in a great day out. Discover 10 interesting facts about multiple sclerosis. The walk along…

Pilates Exercises for Multiple Sclerosis

Exercise is very important for people with multiple sclerosis, and doctors often recommend low-impact, gentle exercise that incorporates a lot of stretching. The Koppele Method of Pilates specializes in stretches that benefit patients with multiple sclerosis. In this video shared in 2015, Pilates teacher Megan Koppele takes viewers through some…

8 Common Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis in Women

According to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of America, women are two to three times more likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) than men. However, the symptoms they present are usually are less severe than men who suffer from MS. We’ve compiled a list of eight of the most common MS…

Neurologist’s Webcast: Diet and Multiple Sclerosis

In this Can Do Multiple Sclerosis webcast, Dr. Pavan Bhargava, a neurologist from the John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore talks about studies regarding the effect of diet on multiple sclerosis (MS). Can lifestyle choices affect MS severity? Bhargava explains that some studies have found…

What Does MS Mean to Patients?

It’s estimated that approximately 100,000 people in the U.K. have multiple sclerosis (MS). In this film from the MS Society, we hear from patients as they discuss what multiple sclerosis means to them and how it has affected their lives. Find out more about multiple sclerosis and…

Sebastian’s Multiple Sclerosis Journey

In this video from Life of Seb shared in August 2015, Sebastian talks about his journey with relapse-remitting multiple sclerosis, from early symptoms to how he’s responding to his current treatment. Discover how the impact of multiple sclerosis is measured.  Sebastian describes his very early symptoms,…

Thanks for Raising Awareness of Multiple Sclerosis

In this video from MSGetInvolved (an initiative from the Australian National Multiple Sclerosis Society), young brothers Jonah and Tobey talk about multiple sclerosis and how little is known about the disease despite how many people are affected by it. Discover eight lesser-known symptoms of multiple sclerosis. The…

Walking Aids for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

This video from Dulci Hill addresses the topic of walking aids. Many multiple sclerosis patients may feel unstable or fatigued when walking and using a cane, wheeled walker or mobility scooter may help to provide stability, aid balance and help you to get around and keep your independence.

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