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Medical Reference Related to Multiple Sclerosis

  1. Lhermitte’s Sign: What Is It? How Do You Treat It?

    Tips for Managing Lhermitte’s Sign

  2. Rehabilitation Programs for Multiple Sclerosis - Topic Overview

    Multiple sclerosis, often called MS, affects the central nervous system—the brain and spinal cord. It can cause problems with muscle control and strength, vision, balance, feeling, and thinking. Rehabilitation programs often help. They include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and cognitive retraining.Physical therapyPhysical therapy uses exercise of all types to help you stay as independent as possible. Your therapist will help you find which exercises are best for you. This might mean doing exercises at home or walking. Or you might exercise in a swimming pool or do yoga.Exercises:Stretch and strengthen muscles.Get your heart and lungs working harder.Help you with your balance.You'll also learn how to cool off between exercises, since heat can make symptoms worse.People with constant symptoms may need therapy every day. Others won't need it as often.Occupational therapyThis therapy teaches you how to be as independent as possible.You can learn how to use

  3. MS Hug: How to Ease the Pain

    Pain is a common symptom of MS. Get tips on how to manage torso pain.

  4. Multiple Sclerosis: Treating Sexual Problems With Medicines - Topic Overview

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) can cause sexual problems that may be helped by medication. Men may have difficulty achieving or sustaining an erection,and women may have problems with lubrication. Both men and women may have a low sex drive. Sildenafil (Viagra) has been reported to improve sexual problems for men and women who have MS. 1 Other medications that may improve erectile dysfunction ...

  5. Plasma Exchange (Plasmapheresis) for MS

    Plasmapheresis, or plasma exchange, is a way to 'clean' your blood. People with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) can use this treatment to remove antibodies and manage flares.

  6. Multiple Sclerosis: Early Warning Signs

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is hard to diagnose, because symptoms can come and go. Learn more from WebMD about the early signs of MS.

  7. Urinary Incontinence and Multiple Sclerosis

    Learn more from WebMD about bladder control problems, or urinary incontinence.

  8. Alternative and Complementary Therapies for MS

    Learn about the different types of alternative and complementary therapies being used to treat multiple sclerosis, including questions you should ask before trying one.

  9. Multiple Sclerosis and Depression

    How to recognize and treat depression resulting from the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

  10. Multiple Sclerosis and Bowel Problems

    Multiple sclerosis can cause bowel problems. Find out why and what can be done about it.

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