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What are the Best Tips for Multiple Sclerosis Management?

By Patti Kate
Updated May 17, 2024
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The most effective means of multiple sclerosis management should consist of routine monitoring and health screenings. This may include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to be performed every few months. Corticosteroid medications may help control and manage symptoms and flare ups. Other forms of drug therapy such as glatiramer acetate injections may prove helpful in reducing recurrence of symptoms.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) management treatment may include learning how to control the affects of acute attacks. This is typically done by administering an effective dosage of anti-inflammatory medications. In more severe attacks, this may need to be done by an intravenous (IV) injection. In cases that are less severe, oral medications may be sufficient.

Often a few simple lifestyle changes can improve the health of MS patients and diminish some symptoms of the disease. Multiple sclerosis and fatigue are often connected, therefore ensuring a properly balanced diet is essential for MS patients. In some cases a physician may prescribe nutritional supplements.

Multiple sclerosis causes inflammatory reactions and, as a safeguard against these harmful responses, incorporating more fish into the diet may be beneficial for multiple sclerosis management. This is due to the fact that many types of fish contain omega-3 fatty acids known to reduce inflammation. Consuming a high-fiber diet and drinking plenty of water can also be beneficial.

Physical therapy may be helpful for many individuals suffering from MS. Some therapy programs may help with coordination problems and muscle weakness. Certain exercises, done under the supervision of a trained therapist, may also help control pain and general discomfort associated with immobility and muscle spasms.

If the MS patient is interested in locating a rehabilitation or physical therapy program designed for his special needs, a local hospital may be able to provide information. In many cases, physical therapy may only be performed with a physician's prescription and referral. This is typically a matter that requires discussion between the patient and physician.

There are support groups for patients and family members who are affected by MS. Bonding and sharing advice or similar experiences with others may provide comfort and emotional support in many cases. Pamphlets and self-help books on multiple sclerosis management are also available at libraries.

Internet resources can be helpful for multiple sclerosis management. Doing a search for MS treatment options and management plans should result in useful tips and advice. Alternate treatment plans may also be discovered by doing careful research. It should be noted, however, that as a general rule and precaution, no course of action should be taken without the consent and approval of one's own physician.

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