If you have a significant other, friend, or relative with multiple sclerosis (MS), you might know about some of the physical problems that can come with the disease. But chances are, that’s only part of what your loved one deals with. MS can cause invisible symptoms that can be tricky to talk about
You've got a lot going on in your daily world. Check out these ideas to get comfortable and stay on the move.
Finding the right shoe can make walking a lot easier. It can help you manage symptoms like muscle stiffness, numbness, and balance problems. "While there are plentiful options of shoes in th
Pack your bags and see the world! A little advance planning can make your vacation run smoothly. "I encourage patients to travel to all the places they want to visit," says Lily Jung-Henson, MD, a neurologist at Swedish Neuroscience Institute in Seattle. "I have patients who've gone on safaris in Af
Keep your social life going strong -- with a little planning and some support from your friends. "We encourage patients to do as much as they feel comfortable doing," says Robert Bermel, MD, medical director of the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis at Cleveland Clinic. You can go out for dinner a
A variety of alternative and complementary treatments can help with MS symptoms like pain, stiffness, and muscle spasms. Research is still new, so they haven't been fully tested yet. But many people get relief from them.
In acupuncture, a professional inserts thin needles into specific points in you
There isn't one specific diet that can treat MS, but healthy food can help you in lots of ways. These tips will help you eat right and feel better. A good rule of thumb: If it's good for your heart, it's good for the rest of your body.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and many experts agree t
Keep your sex life exciting, playful, and fun. The key is to take the time to find out what's important to you and your partner.
Explore. Your body may feel different than it used to. Get in touch with that, says Rosalind Kalb, PhD, of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Lock the bedroom door,
MS can't stop you from being a great parent. The key is to focus on your strengths and learn creative ways to work around your symptoms. Your condition will shape your outlook and approach to parenting. And that could be a good thing. "Having MS made me a better parent than I would have been without
Managing your life with MS isn't just about dealing with the symptoms you have right now. It's about thinking through what could happen in future -- the possible effects on your job, family, and finances -- and preparing for them. Even if your symptoms are mild, planning can make you feel better and
When you're first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), so many different thoughts and worries can race through your mind. How will it affect my life? Will I be able to work? Will I lose my ability to walk? Having MS today is a lot different than it was a few decades ago. Medications like interfer