Multiple Sclerosis Videos
Balancing Efficacy and Risk With Treatment
- Relapse and Recovery
Specialists pinpoint the symptoms of relapsing-remitting, the most common type of MS, and the path to diagnosis.
- Improving Brain Fog in Those With MS
The term brain fog is used to describe the decline of one’s mental clarity. Here, John Whyte, MD, MPH, tackles the issue of cognitive function and MS with two mental health experts.
- High Prevalence of Depression and Anxiety With MS
Over 50% of those with multiple sclerosis also struggle with depression. John Whyte, MD, MPH, dives into how mental health issues can add troubling symptoms on top of the initial diagnosis.
- ‘Movement Is Life’
Contrary to old medical advice, exercise actually helps with the spasticity of MS. Even from a wheelchair, you can gently work your muscles.
- Your Approach Matters
There’s no magic formula to living with MS, Mayteé Ramos says. “You have to find what works for you and stick to that until things change.”
- Lower Stress, Increase Joy
Find what brings you joy, whether it’s a creative outlet or nature, and keep practicing that self-care. It’ll do wonders for your MS.
- Taking Care of My Husband
Lindsey Kelly couldn’t do it alone – provider, mother to six, and caregiver to her husband, Reid. So she swallowed her pride, she says, and accepted help.
- Finding a New Path With Relapsing MS
Erica Wyatt has been a runner her whole life, but her MS diagnosis led her to make some changes. She shares how she got back to loving running.
- Helping People Who Need Assistance With MS
Debbie Means is a caseworker who works with people with MS to help improve aspects of their life, including workplace needs.
- Meet Your MS Care Team
A neurologist coordinates your treatment plan for multiple sclerosis and considers all aspects from your diet to your mental health.
- How to Best Handle a Relapse
When patients are in a relapse, three things are often the most affected: balance, the brain, and the bowel. Learn what experts recommend for the “three B’s.”
- What to Know About Infusion Therapy
IV treatments can help slow the progression of MS. Here’s what your appointment will look like.
- How to Get the Most From Your MS Care
A neurologist outlines your game plan, from prepping for an appointment to knowing what to expect with your medications.
- MS and Raising Kids
What do you tell your children about your long-lasting disease?
- Exercises to Fight Fatigue
It can be hard to get moving with multiple sclerosis, but gentle exercises can actually energize you.
- Brain Games: Keep Your Mind Sharp
Multiple sclerosis can leave you feeling foggy. Keep your mind sharp with these simple brain exercises.
- Yoga for Strength, Balance, and More
Adding yoga into your routine has many benefits from reducing stress to building strength. Which poses should you give a try?
- How Is It Diagnosed?
There’s not a specific test for MS, but your doctor can rule out other conditions. What kinds of tests will they recommend?
- Common Symptoms
Some people have just one or two signs of MS. Others have several. From numbness to vision problems, here’s what to look for.
- What's Next?
The loss of control you feel with MS can affect your mood and motivation. Here are a few tips to help you feel supported.
- Advice to Stay Strong
The ups and downs that come with this disease often leave people feeling emotionally worn out. Be kind to yourself and reach out for help.
- How to Handle Flares
A doctor talks about the differences between lingering symptoms and a full-on flare.
- Steps You Can Take to Feel Better
Some days with multiple sclerosis are better than others. Try these healthy habits to soothe your discomfort.
- Talk to Your Friends and Family
Starting conversations about MS with family, friends, and co-workers is tough, but it will help them understand the disease more. Then they can give you the extra support you need.
- Keep a Positive Attitude
It's important to keep your spirits up and find healthy ways to deal with the emotional toll of MS.
- Manage Your Symptoms
No two cases of MS are the same, so treatment depends on your specific symptoms.
- What to Expect
The most important step after an MS diagnosis is to understand the disease. Here are four tips to start your journey and navigate day-to-day life.
- MS and Your Sex Life
A doctor can help with sexual issues stemming from multiple sclerosis, including erectile dysfunction, bladder control, and body image.
- How Injectables Work
Injections help make multiple sclerosis flares less frequent and less severe. How exactly do they work, though?
- Stay Active Every Day
You may not feel like moving every day, but exercise can actually improve symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
- Talk Openly to Your Doctor About Treatment
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to treating MS. That’s why it’s important to share lifestyle factors, side effects, and more with your doctor.
- Best Foods for MS
Which foods can cut inflammation and help ease your MS symptoms?
- Bladder Control
Don’t be embarrassed to tell your doctor if you “gotta go, gotta go” or “gotta go and can't go,” says neurologist Mitzi Joi Williams. Treatments can help.
- Lifestyle Changes That Help MS
Healthy habits can make a real difference when it comes to your MS symptoms. Here’s what to embrace and what to avoid.
- Now That You're Diagnosed With MS
Education is key, so arm yourself with the knowledge to get a head start on managing your multiple sclerosis.
- Finding Support When You Have MS
Shared experiences can ease the fear and uncertainty associated with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Why is a sense of community so important?
- Magnetic Therapy for MS
How are magnetic fields used to tamp down inflammation in MS?
- How MS Progresses
A neurologist defines the stages of MS. When is it inflammation, and when is it progression?
- MS: Strengthen Your Mind and Body With Tai Chi
Seated or standing, you can mirror these gentle tai chi moves to practice mindfulness, stretch muscles, and improve balance.
- Meditation Practice for People With MS
By focusing on your breath and releasing the tension in your body, you can find comfort, peace, and even pain relief for your MS.
- Yoga Flow for People With MS
Follow along as our instructor demonstrates an MS-friendly yoga session complete with pose variations and a few common props like a chair.
- Myths and Facts: Stress Relief for MS
There is no “right” way to deal with stress, but it can make MS symptoms worse, so it’s important to find what calms you.
- What to Expect When Your Partner Has MS
Your partner with multiple sclerosis may need to rely on you for help and support. Here’s some helpful advice that will benefit you both.
- Tips for Better Sleep With MS
Lack of sleep can make your MS symptoms worse, so it’s important to establish a routine that will help you catch those restorative Zzzs.
- Important Numbers for Good Health With MS
From your blood pressure to your cholesterol, there are important numbers that should be top of mind when you have MS.
- Building a Support Team When You Have MS
From support groups to loved ones, it’s important to have a support system that you can rely on when you have multiple sclerosis.
- How to Advocate for Yourself When You Have MS
Make your voice heard and establish independence with this self-advocacy advice.
- How Hormones Can Affect MS Symptoms in Women
Fluctuating hormones can cause a wide swing in symptoms, says Marissa Platner, MD. So how does that affect their MS treatment?
- How Treatment for MS Flares Works
Flares or relapses of multiple sclerosis cause inflammation in the brain and spinal cord, but doctors have several treatments to ease symptoms.