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.
MS can be a devastating disease. A Cleveland Clinic-led NIH study suggests a new drug, ibudilast, may help the many patients who face gradually worsening disability in the progressive stage of the disease.
Temper multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms and help prevent flare-ups with these five wellness recommendations based on recent scientific research.
A drug recently approved to slow the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) also may help some people in the early stages of the disease to reverse some physical disability, new research suggests.
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Most people with MS are able to manage their symptoms and live a normal life, but early detection is key to getting the disease under control.
Even if your MS is well controlled, you still may sometimes wonder whether new or changing symptoms are a cause for concern. Find out what to expect and when you definitely want to call your doctor.
If you have MS and smoke, there’s now more reason than ever to quit. New research shows continued smoking after an initial multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis appears to speed up the disease and lead to greater disability faster. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is thought to be an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly … Read More
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
Updated 4/17/2015 For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), medications are often costly. The good news is that as patents expire, it opens the possibility for generic versions to become available. Generic medications are cheaper for consumers, and that’s a big help. But they also must be equally safe and effective. In the case of the … Read More