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  1. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Symptoms

    The symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) vary from person to person depending upon which parts of the brain or spinal cord (central nervous system) are damaged. The loss of myelin and scarring caused by MS can affect any part of the central nervous system.

  2. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Home Treatment

    If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), it is important to find ways of coping with the practical and emotional demands of the disease. These are different for everyone, so home treatment varies from person to person. Home treatment may involve making it eas

  3. Mitoxantrone for Multiple Sclerosis

    Drug details for Mitoxantrone for multiple sclerosis.

  4. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - What Happens

    Generally, MS follows one of four courses: Relapsing - remitting, where symptoms may fade and then recur at random for many years. The disease does not advance during the remissions.

  5. Multiple Sclerosis: Alternative Treatments - Topic Overview

    There is no cure for multiple sclerosis (MS). So far, the only treatments proved to affect the course of the disease are disease-modifying medicines, such as interferon beta. Other types of treatment should not replace these medicines if you are a candidate for treatment with them.Some people who have MS report that alternative treatments have worked for them. This may be in part due to the placebo effect. The placebo effect means that you feel better after getting treatment, even though the treatment has not been proved to work. Some complementary therapies may help relieve stress, depression, fatigue, and muscle tension. And some may improve your overall well-being and quality of life.Some people think that certain things may increase the risk of having an attack of MS, including:Dietary deficiencies.Sensitivity to foods and environmental toxins (including mercury amalgam in dental work).Sensitivity to stress and trauma.Viral infection while at a young age that causes a permanent,

  6. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Cause

    The cause of multiple sclerosis (MS) is unknown. Because a person's risk of MS is slightly higher when a relative (especially a parent, sister, or brother) has MS, there may be a genetic link.

  7. Multiple Sclerosis and Pregnancy - Topic Overview

    Most people who are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) are women in their child-bearing years. Questions about whether MS affects getting pregnant or about labor and delivery are common. Here are some answers:Most couples in which one partner has MS are able to have children without MS affecting the pregnancy, labor, or delivery. MS does not increase the risk of miscarriage or birth defects.Some women have fewer MS symptoms during pregnancy, then a temporary relapse after delivery. But pregnancy, delivering a baby, and early motherhood do not increase the risk of being disabled by MS over time.1There is some evidence that pregnancy may actually help delay disability long-term in women who have MS.2Plan aheadIf you have MS, and you want to have children, talk with your doctor. Some things to think about and plan for include:Some medicines used to treat MS should not be used during pregnancy. If you are taking medicine for MS, use reliable birth control until you decide to try to

  8. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Other Treatment

    The unpredictability and variety of symptoms caused by multiple sclerosis (MS) make it a disease that people have tried to treat in many different ways.

  9. Multiple Sclerosis: Medicines for Fatigue - Topic Overview

    Medications used to treat fatigue caused by multiple sclerosis (MS) include: Amantadine (Symmetrel). This medication generally has few side effects. When they do occur,they may include dry mouth,blurred vision,urinary retention,fluid retention,and rash. Fluoxetine (Prozac). This antidepressant may help reduce fatigue in some people with MS. ...

  10. Corticosteroids for Multiple Sclerosis

    Drug details for Corticosteroids for multiple sclerosis.

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