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How To Use Exercise to treat multiple sclerosis

A: multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition wherein the body’s immune system causes damage to the nervous system, thus adversely affecting the way the brain communicates via the nerves to the rest of the body. How the symptoms are manifested will depend on the extent of damage, and in many cases the symptoms could disappear for as long as a few months, only to recur afterwards. Typical symptoms include muscle weakness, muscle spasms, balance problems, fatigue, and chronic pain. Those with severe cases of multiple sclerosis may lose the ability to speak or to walk. A person who is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis would benefit from exercises that...


Why do we find it difficult to treat multiple sclerosis?

A: Living with multiple sclerosis is difficult and it also leads to stress and depression for the one who is having it. There is no cure for multiple sclerosis. All the treatments are focused to treat the visible and treatable symptoms, only....


can anyone reccommend any good doctors that treat multiple sclerosis in florida?

A: Hi piscesgirl,   You are fabulous to seek out the best possible care for your fiancee and his MS.  I do not live in Florida, so can''t give you a first hand recommendation.  But what you can do is contact the nearest NMSS chapter office and ask for recommendations there.   Conduct a search here - NMSS Find a Chapter Tool   That is where I would begin.  A second choice would be to do exactly what you''re doing here.  Go on the various MS discussion boards and ask the same question.  Hopefully you will get some nice leads.   Good luck, Lisa...

What Are the Effects of Marijuana on multiple sclerosis?

A: multiple sclerosis, or MS, causes a variety of symptoms that often respond positively to treatment with medical marijuana. Patients who have used marijuana, or cannabis, as a form of treatment often report a decrease in physically debilitating issues such as muscle spasms and tremors. It has also been known to help manage the chronic pain and sleep problems that can occur with MS. Some patients also say it has helped them gain better mobility and balance which may have been lost due to the disease. Another potential effect of marijuana on multiple sclerosis is to actually slow its progression. One of the effects of marijuana on


What is the best medication for multiple sclerosis?

A: multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system. multiple sclerosis directly affects the myelin sheath, which is a layer around nerves that helps to transmit signals. Symptoms of MS very widely among individuals but may include muscle spasms, tingling pain, weakness, and loss of balance. multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease, meaning it can get worse over time. Some patients with MS have little symptoms and can live very active lives while those with very severe MS may have lost the ability to walk or speak. There are several different options for treating MS. Your doctor will determine what...


Is there a time limit for taking Copaxone for multiple sclerosis or is there somthing better out there?

A: Copaxone (glatiramer) is a combination of four amino acids (proteins) that affect the immune system. It is used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) and to prevent relapse of MS. Copaxone will not cure MS, but it can make relapses occur less often. Clinical studies have looked at the long-term use of Copaxone and found no safety issues. In March 2010, results were published from a study looking at data from patients using Copaxone for up to 15 years. To summarize, the study showed that relapse rates continued to decline over the 15 year period and there were no long-term safety issues. Research is always ongoing and there are MS medications being investigated in clinical trials. The focus is on slowing disease...


What is the best pain medicine for people that suffer with multiple sclerosis

A: The most effective medications used to treat multiple sclerosis pain are Rebif, Avonex and Copaxone....

How Effective Is Interferon for multiple sclerosis?

A: Interferon, also referred to as beta interferon, is an antiviral protein used to treat the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, also known as MS. There are three types of interferon typically prescribed for treating relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS): Avonex®, Betaseron® and Rebif®. Interferon for multiple sclerosis has been shown to effectively decrease the number of relapses multiple sclerosis patients suffer and to slow the rate of physical disability. treatment may shorten the length of attacks and...


What Are the Different Kinds of multiple sclerosis treatments?

A: multiple sclerosis is a condition in which the body gradually destroys the outer coating, known as the myelin sheath, which protects the nerve cells throughout the body. As the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord lose protection, they may begin to malfunction and cause tremors, difficulty moving limbs, and vision loss. The condition is thought to be caused by a defect in the body’s immune system which causes the body to attack itself. Although there is no cure, there are multiple sclerosis treatments which may reduce symptoms and improve the quality of life for a person suffering with the condition. One of the most common multiple


I deal with severe leg pain with multiple sclerosis. I have tried morphine. Would anything else be helpful?

A: MS Contin (morphine) is an opiate used to treat severe pain, such as pain from MS (multiple sclerosis), and it is one of the strongest medications available. Oxycontin (oxycodone) is a similar alternative, but if you are not tolerating the grogginess or constipation from MS Contin (morphine) or some other form of morphine, you will probably have the same problems with any form of oxycodone. Extended release forms of medications are usually better tolerated as far as side effects go. Ultram (tramadol) is another pain medication which may be a good alternative. There is no cure for MS (multiple sclerosis), but there are ways to treat the many...

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