Even if your MS is well-controlled, you may wonder whether new or changing symptoms are a concern. Here’s what to expect and when to call your doctor.
Preventing infection through vaccination is important for people with MS. But there are a few nuances to be aware of.
A promising drug slowed brain shrinkage in progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) by nearly half, according to new research. Very limited therapies are currently available for this disabling form of the disease. Learn more about this therapy.
For most people, it’s better to take drugs for multiple sclerosis early rather than let the disease run its course, according to new treatment guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology.
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If you have multiple sclerosis, you can do things to help limit unpredictable flare-ups of pain, dizziness, numbness and imbalance. In particular, people with relapsing-remitting MS, can take steps to avoid certain behaviors and situations that trigger MS flare-ups or relapses. Neurologist Alexander Rae-Grant, MD, identifies eight triggers that may lead to relapses or flare-ups. Avoid these … Read More
Coffee intake has been linked to a reduced risk of several diseases, including diabetes and heart disease. New research finds drinking coffee also may protect against the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), a disabling neurological disease that affects about 2.5 million people world-wide. Researchers at Kaiser Permanente Northern California studied more than 2,000 people, half of whom were … Read More
Is breastfeeding best when you have MS? What to weigh about multiple sclerosis medications.
MS relapses in pregnancy are rare, but possible. Here’s what you need to know.
You have multiple sclerosis and you want to have a baby. Not a problem, experts say, but be sure to talk to your doctor about coming off medications and other pregnancy preparations. MS doesn’t appear to affect fertility in any significant way, says neurologist Mary R. Rensel, MD. Women with multiple sclerosis have a normal … Read More
Your brain is an organ like no other. When it’s healthy, its potential is truly hard to, um, wrap your brain around. Its biggest foes are Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease and multiple sclerosis, which can rob us of our ability to think, reason and remember.