Multiple Sclerosis: ‘You don’t die from MS, you die with it’

The then 42-year-old was lying in a hospital bed after having lost sensation in the left side of her body. She thought it a really bad inner-ear infection or that something was wrong with her neck. But what began as general fatigue and vertigo actually turned out to be symptoms of MS. “The doctors were…

11 Silent Signs of Multiple Sclerosis It’s Easy to Overlook

The autoimmune disorder MS is called “the great masquerader” because its symptoms are so easy to brush off as something else. If you have any of these MS symptoms, get them checked out by a doctor. Your socks don’t match Everyone has days where they show up to work wearing one black sock and one blue sock….

8 Silent Signs of Multiple Sclerosis It’s Easy to Overlook

The autoimmune disorder MS is called ‘the great masquerader’ because its symptoms are so easy to brush off as something else. If you have any of these multiple sclerosis symptoms, get them checked out by a doctor. Everyone has days where they show up to work wearing one black sock and one blue sock. But…

How Stress Affects Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

As part of MS Awareness Month, we want to talk about the role stress plays in multiple sclerosis. Having any chronic illness is likely to increase stress levels and MS is no exception. However, stress is more likely to exacerbate the symptoms of MS and bring about a flare or relapse. While we know it’s impossible to go through…

How Stress Affects Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

As part of MS Awareness Month, we want to talk about the role stress plays in multiple sclerosis. Having any chronic illness is likely to increase stress levels and MS is no exception. However, stress is more likely to exacerbate the symptoms of MS and bring about a flare or relapse. While we know it’s impossible to go through…

Redefining MS’: Why It Stands for More Than Just ‘Multiple Sclerosis’

You’ve probably heard that MS stands for “multiple sclerosis.” According to the medical books, you heard right. But I’m here to tell you the medical books don’t tell the whole story. MS stands for something more than an autoimmune disease. MS is more than an abbreviated label for a collection of symptoms. MS stands for…

Safety Tips for Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

No surprise the world can be a dangerous place to live, but the challenges can be even greater for those with multiple sclerosis. According to a 2014 study published in the journal PLoS One, folks with MS are twice as likely to fall accidentally as those who don’t have the disease. And falls aren’t the…

Types of Multiple Sclerosis in Children

Doctors at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone are experts at identifying the different types of multiple sclerosis, or MS, in children. This chronic disorder of the central nervous system leads to damage in the brain and spinal cord. It is considered to be an autoimmune disorder, meaning the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. In…

Multiple Sclerosis Prognosis and Life Expectancy

In multiple sclerosis (MS),  the immune system attacks and destroys the fatty myelin coating that surrounds and insulates nerve cells in a process known as demyelination. MS is a lifelong condition, and common symptoms include fatigue, muscle spasms, walking difficulties, or numbness and tingling of the face, body, arms, and legs. These symptoms can worsen over time, affecting daily activities and…

15 Ways To Help Treat MS Naturally

Below are some key lifestyle changes you or any MS sufferer can make right now to get back your health! 1. Start taking vitamin D. A lack of vitamin D may be a cause of multiple sclerosis. Studies show clusters of MS sufferers in areas around the world that lack consistent amounts of sunlight. Get a vitamin…