Newly Diagnosed: Treatment Strategies for Multiple Sclerosis
While there is no cure for multiple sclerosis (MS) yet, there are therapeutic approaches that can help to ease symptoms and improve quality of life, as well as disease-modifying therapies that may slow the progression of the disease. Experimental treatments are also being explored that could prove beneficial for patients. Check out the information below to explore more about therapeutic strategies your doctor may recommend and what therapies are in the pipeline for potential future use.
A number of treatment options have been approved to help manage symptoms and slow progression. There are two basic treatment approaches to treating MS: immunomodulation therapies, which can control the inflammation of myelin sheaths and help restore the central nervous system, and supportive therapies, which can help manage symptoms and exacerbations.
Several experimental treatments are in the pipeline for the potential treatment of MS, from those aimed at treating the symptoms of the disease to those that may be able to target the underlying cause of the disease. Eventually, all of this research may even lead to a cure for MS. Click the link below to learn more about the experimental therapies currently under development.