Diet, Exercise & Healthy Behaviors:Living Well with MS
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic condition that can cause symptoms such as fatigue, pain, bladder and bowel problems, sexual dysfunction, movement and coordination difficulties, vision and cognition changes, spasticity, numbness, and emotional/mental health problems.
MS affects each person differently. In some, the disease progresses continually over time; in others, the disease has periodic flare-ups and exacerbations between periods of remission.
Living with MS can affect many aspects of daily life, including health, wellness, relationships, and careers. A diagnosis of MS means that people may have to adapt to a new lifestyle.
Living With MS and Remaining Positive
Living with multiple sclerosis could be compared to having an annoying house guest who never leaves.
Exercising Effectively, Safely With MS
People with MS are often prescribed the same types of exercises as people without MS.
The MS Hug
The MS hug is a common symptom which causes a feeling of pressure or pain around the chest.
Treatment Options for MS
Every person with MS will have a different experience with the disease — meaning that treatment also will be unique.
12 Questions to Ask After an MS Diagnosis
Asking the right questions can be a good first step toward successfully navigating your new life with MS.
Advice for Helping a Loved One Through a Diagnosis
Families are never given any help or advice about how to handle an MS diagnosis of a family member or loved one.