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  1. Multiple Sclerosis: Modifying Your Home - Topic Overview

    If you have trouble moving around or if you become tired easily because of multiple sclerosis (MS),it may help to make some changes in your home. For instance,it might be helpful to: Change the location of furniture so that you can hold on to something as you move around the house. Use specially modified chairs that make it easier to sit down and stand up. Group the items you use most ...

  2. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Health Tools

    Tools to help you make decisions about multiple sclerosis care.

  3. Multiple Sclerosis: Bladder Problems - Topic Overview

    A person with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have difficulty emptying the bladder completely, because the muscle that helps to retain urine cannot relax (a form of spasticity).Sometimes urination can be stimulated by pressing or tapping the bladder area or by straining. Medicines can also help in some cases, including propantheline, oxybutynin (for example, Ditropan), or tolterodine (Detrol).When these methods or medicines do not help, you may have to use a urinary catheter, a thin flexible tube that you can insert into the channel through which urine exits the body (urethra). This is called intermittent self-catheterization. A little instruction and a few practice sessions with a nurse are all that are needed to learn to do intermittent self-catheterization. The procedure is usually done at the toilet.The technique provides immediate relief of symptoms and helps prevent urinary tract infections and their complications.Some people who have MS may only need to use the technique for a few

  4. Evoked Potential Test for Multiple Sclerosis

    An evoked potential test measures the time it takes for nerves to respond to stimulation. The size of the response is also measured. Nerves from different areas of the body may be tested. Types of responses are:Visual evoked response or potential (VER or VEP), which is when the eyes are stimulated by looking at a test pattern.Auditory brain stem evoked response or potential (ABER or ABEP), which .

  5. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - Surgery

    Learn about surgery that can help relieve severe tremor (shakiness) associated with multiple sclerosis.

  6. Multiple Sclerosis: MRI Results - Topic Overview

    An MRI scan is the best way to locate multiple sclerosis (MS) lesions (also called plaques) in the brain or spinal cord. An MRI scan shows multiple brain lesions in more than 90% of people who have MS. 1 But abnormal MRI results do not always mean that you have MS. Abnormalities show up on scans from many illnesses other than MS. An abnormal finding on an MRI scan alone is not enough to ...

  7. Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis

    The Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis held its annual MS Forum and Expo in May, where doctors and researchers discussed advances in treatments. Here is a list of forum participants.

  8. Nancy Davis Foundation: Multiple Sclerosis FAQ

    Get answers to common questions about multiple sclerosis causes and treatments.

  9. Multiple Sclerosis Medications

    A list of multiple sclerosis medications available in the U.S.

  10. Schilder's Disease: Children & Multiple Sclerosis

    Schilder's disease is a variant of multiple sclerosis that occurs in children. Learn about its symptoms, causes, and treatments.

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