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How can you manage fatigue to avoid multiple sclerosis (MS) flare-ups?

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Lack of sleep can bring a flare-up. Making sleep a priority will help lower your chance of symptoms. Try to get at least 7 hours each night.

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Managing Relapses.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Avoid 8 Common Triggers to Make Your Life With MS Easier.”

MS Society (UK): “Relapsing Remitting (RRMS).”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Multiple Sclerosis.”

NYU Langone Medical Center: “What Happens When Multiple Sclerosis Patients Stop Taking Their Medication?”

Stress and Health: "Impact of Integrative Restoration (iRest) Meditation on Perceived Stress Levels in Multiple Sclerosis and Cancer Outpatients."

MSFocus Magazine: “Be Cool with Active and Passive Cooling Garments Options for People with MS.”

British Medical Journal: "Association between stressful life events and exacerbation in multiple sclerosis: a meta-analysis."

Neurology Research International: "Meditation as an Adjunct to the Management of Multiple Sclerosis."

Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, assistant professor, Hunter College, New York.

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on June 7, 2021

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Managing Relapses.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Avoid 8 Common Triggers to Make Your Life With MS Easier.”

MS Society (UK): “Relapsing Remitting (RRMS).”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Multiple Sclerosis.”

NYU Langone Medical Center: “What Happens When Multiple Sclerosis Patients Stop Taking Their Medication?”

Stress and Health: "Impact of Integrative Restoration (iRest) Meditation on Perceived Stress Levels in Multiple Sclerosis and Cancer Outpatients."

MSFocus Magazine: “Be Cool with Active and Passive Cooling Garments Options for People with MS.”

British Medical Journal: "Association between stressful life events and exacerbation in multiple sclerosis: a meta-analysis."

Neurology Research International: "Meditation as an Adjunct to the Management of Multiple Sclerosis."

Herb Karpatkin, PT, DSc, assistant professor, Hunter College, New York.

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on June 7, 2021

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