3 Tips for Exercising with Multiple Sclerosis

Sticking to new years resolutions to get fit are hard enough for the majority of people, but MS can make it an even bigger challenge.  Try these 3 tips for exercising with multiple sclerosis. Raise the Bar Many people with disabilities are a little intimidate by large pieces of exercise equipment, especially when they are…

5 Wellness Tips to Help Control Your Multiple Sclerosis

If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), what triggers your symptoms – numbness, muscle weakness, fatigue, blurry vision or other problems – may be a mystery. Stress can play a role. So can infections. You may always be on the lookout for ways to prevent flare-ups. “Patients with MS often find wellness advice online, but much of it…

10 Things to Know About Multiple Sclerosis in Children

According to WebMD, between 8,000 and 10,000 children under the age of 18 are diagnosed with MS each year, and many more could be living with the condition but have yet to be diagnosed. Here are some more facts to know about multiple sclerosis in children: Often MS is diagnosed in children following the nerve disorder, acute…

Multiple Sclerosis Significantly Associated With Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency represents a significant risk factor for multiple sclerosis (MS), necessitating the need for greater public outreach and interventions to improve vitamin D levels in the population, according to a case-control study published in Neurology. Investigators performed a prospective nested case-control study using patient data from the Finnish Maternity Cohort, in which approximately 1.8 million serum…

5 Natural Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that can develop at any age. Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects women more than men. The disorder is most commonly diagnosed between ages 20 and 40, but can be seen at any age. MS affects 2.5 million people worldwide and around 400,000 people in the United…

7 Tips for Beating MS Fatigue

Common Fatigue Almost everyone who has multiple sclerosis (MS) also has fatigue. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), around 80 percent of those diagnosed with the condition will experience fatigue at some point during the course of the disease. However, the exact cause of MS-related fatigue remains unknown. A Different Kind of Tired Before learning how to beat…

3 Tips for Newly Diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis can be devastating and will often take time to come to terms with the news. You will undoubtedly need to make some lifestyle changes, but it’s important to realize that you can still live a very happy and productive life with the condition. Here are our top three tips for coping with…

5 things an MS nurse can tell you about the condition

This year is the 25th anniversary of multiple sclerosis (MS) nursing in the UK. We’ve made huge strides in this time, and we now have over 240 specialist nurses providing flexible, proactive care and support to the 100,000 people living with MS. However, that’s still not enough. Too many people are still having to manage…

How multiple sclerosis affects pregnancy

Worldwide, MS may affect more than 2 million people.  (iStock) People who deal with the debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis are strong and courageous. While some show few symptoms and can live a normal life, others deal with more severe effects like paralysis and impaired speech. Since women between ages 20–50 are the most likely to get…

7 Tips for Dealing With MS-Related Urinary Problems

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that disrupts the nerve signals from the brain to various parts of the body. For some MS patients, this could mean signals to the bladder muscles are compromised leading to urinary problems such as urgency, needing the bathroom throughout the night, and incontinence. There are ways to help MS patients manage…