Multiple Sclerosis Medical Reference
Why You Should Track Your Relapsing MS Symptoms
- How to Get Help for Multiple Sclerosis
Living with multiple sclerosis can present daily challenges that get more difficult over time. Find out how to find and get the right kind of help that you will need to manage your multiple sclerosis.
- When to See a Doctor About Numbness, Tingling, and Weakness
Lots of things can cause numbness, tingling, and sometimes weakness in parts of your body. Find out when you need to see a doctor for these symptoms.
- Covering the Cost of B-Cell Therapy
B-cell therapy for MS is effective, but it can be expensive. Here’s where to turn if you need help paying for - cell therapy.
- Myelocortical Multiple Sclerosis (MS): What to Know
Learn more about this new subtype and how it differs from other types of MS.
- Mitoxantrone for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Learn more about how this drug treats certain types of multiple sclerosis.
- MS and Breathing Problems
Can multiple sclerosis (MS) affect your breathing? Find out what to expect.
- MS and Seizures
If you have MS, you are more likely to have a seizure. Is there a link? WebMD takes a look at the possible connection.
- Epstein-Barr Virus and MS: What’s the Link?
Is there a link between Epstein-Barr virus and multiple sclerosis? Two new studies lay out the facts.
- PoNS Device for Multiple Sclerosis
PoNS, or portable neuromodulation stimulator, is a noninvasive device that sends mild electrical pulses through your tongue, nerves, and brain. PoNS may help people with MS improve walking and balance.
- Promising Experimental Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis
Several experimental treatments for multiple sclerosis are under the microscope. Learn about MS clinical trials that could lead to the next breakthrough.
- Having a Catheter With MS
A catheter can be a life-changing solution for the UTIs and urinary problems that are common to progressed MS.
- MS and Dementia
Multiple sclerosis can cause memory lapses, fuzzy thinking, slips and falls, or depression that seems like early dementia. Find out how MS and dementia like Alzheimer’s are different.
- Assistive Technology for MS
Apps, software, and voice-controlled devices can help people with MS live independently. Here’s a look at what’s available.
- Ataxia and MS
Ataxia in multiple sclerosis can cause tremors, loss of muscle control when you walk or hold something, or vertigo. Find out why MS causes ataxia, and how rehab may help you improve your balance.
- MS and Sarcoidosis
Unsteady walk, brain fog, and weakness are symptoms of multiple sclerosis – and sarcoidosis. Learn how these diseases are both alike and very different.
- How MS Affects the Cerebellum
Learn what symptoms can result when MS lesions affect this part of your brain.
- Your Genes and Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
What determines who has multiple sclerosis (MS)? It looks like genes do play a part, but it’s not the whole story. Here’s what we know.
- Massage and Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Learn more about the possible benefits and risks of this complementary therapy.
- Sexual Dysfunction and Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Learn more about this symptom and complication of MS, from why it happens to how to treat it.
- The Keto Diet and MS
Early studies show that the keto diet may manage symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Discover how keto works and what to watch out for.
- MS and Diabetes: What to Know
Is there a connection between MS and diabetes? Perhaps. They share some of the same symptoms, and they might share some of the same risk factors.
- The Emotional Impact of Secondary Progressive MS
Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis can cause stress, worry, self-blame, or sadness. Find out how to cope with your feelings to stay active in your social life.
- Who Gets MS?
Doctors and researchers aren’t sure what causes MS, but they’ve discovered several things that can raise your chances of getting the disease.
- Why Multiple Sclerosis Affects More Women Than Men
Women are at much higher risk of MS than men. Researchers think hormones, genes, immune system differences, and more may be at play.
- Are Women's MS Symptoms Worse?
Thanks to different hormones, women may have a harder time with their MS symptoms than men. Learn what to expect.
- Treating Multiple Sclerosis in Women
How to balance multiple sclerosis meds with birth control, pregnancy, and other issues unique to women.
- How MS Affects Aging Women
MS treatment poses unique challenges for women as they age.
- Maintaining Your Overall Health With MS
It’s important to keep tabs on your whole body health, not just your MS. These screenings are key to preventing other diseases.
- What Is the Uhthoff Phenomenon?
Uhthoff's phenomenon takes place when you experience worsened MS symptoms if your body becomes hot. Learn more about what causes this, symptoms, and more.
- How to Handle Fall Risks When You Have MS
Falls with MS can be unpredictable and may happen while you move throughout your house, walk around unfamiliar settings, or trip or slip on certain surfaces. Learn ways to manage your fall risks and fallproof your home.
- Self-Care for MS Symptoms
Multiple sclerosis (MS) can bring a range of symptoms, from weakness to depression. There’s no at-home remedy for it, but these tips may help you feel better and ease your symptoms.
- Smoking, Alcohol, and Multiple Sclerosis
Get the facts on how smoking is linked to MS and what the research shows about MS and alcohol.
- Conditions You May Have Along With MS
If you have MS, you're more likely to also have certain other medical conditions. Find out what they are and what you can do about them.
- Lyme Disease Vs. Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis and Lyme disease share some common symptoms as well as important differences.
- Surgeries and Procedures for Multiple Sclerosis
If medication doesn't work well for your multiple sclerosis symptoms, surgery might be an option. Find out what procedures are used to treat MS symptoms and how they work.
- MS Remission: How to Get There
If you have relapsing-remitting MS, there are things you can do to maximize your remissions. Find out which medications and lifestyle changes can help you feel your best.
- How Your MS Treatment May Change Over Time
Learn which treatments work as your multiple sclerosis progresses.
- Complications From Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable autoimmune disease that affects your central nervous system. Over time, this progressive disease can lead to a variety of complications that range from mild to severe.
- Conditions That Can Seem Like MS
Many other conditions, ranging from viruses to diabetes, have symptoms that look like those of MS. Find out what they are and how they can affect your body.
- Myasthenia Gravis vs. MS
Multiple sclerosis can mimic other conditions, including myasthenia gravis. Learn the key similarities and differences between these two lifelong illnesses.
- Partner With Your Doctor for the Best MS Treatment
It's important to see your doctor regularly if you have multiple sclerosis (MS). You should work together to find your best treatment. These tips can help.
- Lifestyle Changes That May Help Slow MS Progression
Take the medicine your doctor prescribed and try these lifestyle tips to slow MS and relieve symptoms.
- Medications to Treat Multiple Sclerosis-Related Fatigue
MS can wear your down. Medication is an option you and your doctor can use to help you get more energy.
- Working Out Multiple Sclerosis-Related Fatigue
Exercise is a great remedy for MS fatigue and one of the most important parts of your treatment. Learn how to get active safely.
- B-Cell Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis
B-cell therapy (also called B-cell depletion therapy) is a treatment for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Learn what you need to know about this option.
- MS vs. Fibromyalgia: Differences and Similarities
Multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia may have some of the same symptoms, but they’re different conditions. Learn more about how they affect you and their treatments.
- Managing Side Effects of B-Cell Therapy for MS
B-cell therapy is used to battle cells that damage certain nerve fibers. The therapy can improve MS symptoms, but could have side effects. Learn more.
- B-Cell Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis
B-cell therapy can help slow nerve damage and ease inflammation for people who have MS. Find out how this therapy works and how it might prevent relapses.
- The Different Types of B-Cell Therapy for MS
B-cell therapy goes after cells that cause nerve damage. Learn about the different types of B-cell therapy and what it can do for your MS.