7 Tips for a Healthier Multiple Sclerosis Life

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Like smoking, alcohol is also discouraged for patients with multiple sclerosis. When consumed in high amounts, alcohol causes many effects on the central nervous system and other body organs. In patients with MS, the effect is exaggerated. Alcohol depresses the central nervous system and it may be additive. This doesn’t mean that MS patients cannot drink alcohol at all, but they should consult with their doctor for the appropriate amount and frequency to drink.

More than 500,000 Americans suffer from spasticity; when it occurs in the upper arm, it can cause muscle stiffness, spasms, flexing, and twitching.

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