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…

Probiotics May Be Able to Help People with MS

Researchers say certain probiotics can improve the gut bacteria in people with multiple sclerosis. Your gut holds the clues.For many years, experts considered gut microbes vital for one thing. But the past 10 years have shown that the gut does more than digest food. It plays an integral role in the immune system.There are two…

10 Things to Know About Multiple Sclerosis in Children

Although multiple sclerosis (MS) is more likely to be diagnosed in adults between the ages of 20 and 40, children can also develop the autoimmune disease. 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….

Healthy Diet Can Reduce Disabilities Involving Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers studying diets say people with multiple sclerosis can improve their lives by eating well, exercising, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Choosing a healthy lifestyle may lead to fewer disabilities with multiple sclerosis (MS).That’s the conclusion of a recently published study in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology.Almost 7,000 people living with MS participated…

7 Tips for Reducing Multiple Sclerosis Pain

If you have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, you are not alone. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, more than 2.3 million people in the world suffer from this condition. Multiple sclerosis is more common among women and individuals between the ages of 20 and 50. Pain is one of the most common side…

What can be expected with end-stage multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive disease of the nervous system. It can cause a wide variety of symptoms, which may continue or worsen as the disease progresses. The most common symptoms include fatigue, walking difficulties, bowel and bladder disturbances, vision problems, changes in brain function, changes in sexual function, pain and depression or mood swings. With diseases such as…