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    1. How to Treat and Prevent an MS Flare-Up

      With multiple sclerosis (MS), you'll have good days and bad days. You might feel fine for weeks or months, and then your symptoms suddenly get worse. Days when your old symptoms pop up again or new symptoms start are called relapses, attacks, or flare-ups. Everyone's flare-ups are different. Some ar

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    2. 5 Things Your Loved One Isn’t Telling You About MS

      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.

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    3. 8 Ways to Live Better With MS

      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

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    4. 10 Questions About Multiple Sclerosis

      There are four types: Relapsing-remitting. This is the most common form. You have flare-ups followed by periods without symptoms, called recovery. Primary-progressive. With this type, you do not get the ups and downs. Your symptoms get worse over time. Secondary-progressive. You get flares and recov

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    5. Sun Exposure in Teen Years May Delay Onset of MS

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with multiple sclerosis tend to develop it later if they had regular sun exposure as teenagers, a new study suggests -- adding to evidence linking the disease to a lack of sunlight and vitamin D. The study found that

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    6. Seasonal Melatonin Levels May Affect MS Flare-Ups

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of the hormone melatonin are linked to a lower incidence of multiple sclerosis (MS) flare-ups during the darker months of fall and winter, new research suggests. American and Argentinian scientists also

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    7. Quitting Smoking May Delay MS Progression

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Multiple sclerosis progresses faster in people who continue to smoke compared to smokers who quit after their diagnosis, a new study finds. "This study demonstrates that smoking after MS diagnosis has a negative impact on

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    8. Moms Who Breastfeed Less Likely to Have MS Relapse?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding exclusively for at least two months may help new mothers with multiple sclerosis (MS) lower their risk of relapse, new research suggests. Exclusive breast-feeding, without supplementing, seems to be key, t

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    9. Cool Clothes to Beat the Heat When You Have MS

      If those dog days of summer make your multiple sclerosis symptoms flare, it's time to make a fashion statement against the heat. Shop for the right clothes so you can keep cool and look great, too! "Most people with MS have heat sensitivity," says Barbara Giesser, MD, of the David Geffen UCLA School

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    10. MS May Raise Odds for Earlier Death, Study Finds

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with multiple sclerosis may have twice the risk of dying prematurely compared to people without MS, a new study suggests. And the study also found that for people younger than 59 with MS, the risk of an early de

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