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  1. Understanding the Different Types of Multiple Sclerosis

    Do you know how primary progressive multiple sclerosis differs from other types of MS? WebMD explains and also describes the stages of MS, its causes, and its diagnosis.

  2. Multiple Sclerosis: Other Treatments Under Study - Topic Overview

    Other medicines or treatment methods being studied for use in treating multiple sclerosis (MS) include: Myelin look-alikes. The success of glatiramer (Copaxone),which was designed to resemble natural myelin protein,has led to more research in this area. So far,no other myelin look-alike has shown as much promise as glatiramer. Myelin protectors. Ways to repair and restore damaged myelin ...

  3. 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,

  4. Assistive Devices for People With Disabilities - Topic Overview

    Assistive devices are tools that help you hold objects,open and close doors,transfer weight while shifting positions,or walk. They assist you by making certain daily activities easier to perform if you have any degree of physical disability related to multiple sclerosis (MS). Assistive devices can help you with daily activities such as bathing,grooming,dressing,walking or otherwise being ...

  5. Progressive Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

    WebMD explains the symptoms and treatment of progressive relapsing multiple sclerosis.

  6. Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    WebMD discusses symptoms and treatment of primary progressive MS, one of four types of multiple sclerosis.

  7. Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

    WebMD explains the symptoms and treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, the most common of the four types of MS.

  8. Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    WebMD explains the symptoms and treatment of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, one of four types of MS.

  9. Multiple Sclerosis: Drug Treatments

    WebMD looks at disease-modifying drugs that slow the progression of multiple sclerosis and their side effects.

  10. Ampyra and Multiple Sclerosis

    Ampyra is a drug used to improve the walking ability of people with multiple sclerosis (MS). WebMD explains how Ampyra works, including its side effects.

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