Depression in MS patients

As if pain and impaired mobility are not enough, multiple sclerosis (MS) patients are also plagued by another comorbidity – depression. It is estimated that people with MS have up to 50% lifetime risk … [Read more...]

The MS Cure Part III: vascular stenting and potential side effects

This is our final leg in our journey through the CCSVI (chronic cerebro-spinal venous insufficiency) topic, a fitting close to the National MS Education & Awareness Month. This post will take a … [Read more...]

The MS Cure Part II: proponents and opponents of CCSVI

Last week, I discussed about CCSVI, short for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, the new theory of Italian doctor Paolo Zamboni that many people say is the revolutionary MS cure we have been … [Read more...]

The MS Cure, Part I: Is MS an Autoimmune or a Vascular Disease

There’s uproar about a supposedly effective treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS). Patients have their hopes up and are demanding for it whereas health experts are asking for prudence and patience … [Read more...]

Updates on MS management

A multidisciplinary approach to multiple sclerosis is necessary to preserve and even improve the overall quality of life of multiple sclerosis patients. This is the message of a recent review at … [Read more...]

A gentle touch: therapy for MS patients

Healthy people take for granted simple everyday tasks such as lifting cup or dripping a fork and a knife. For those with neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS), these simple movements … [Read more...]

Breastfeeding may prevent MS relapse

There are about 2.5 million people worlwide suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS). The disease commonly afflicts young people in their prime, between the ages of 20 and 40. It is no surprise that … [Read more...]

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

March is National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month. This year's (2009) theme is "MS: Now You See It, Now You Don't", basically referring to the MS symptoms that come and go. To step … [Read more...]

Multiple Sclerosis is NOT a Financial Death Sentence

By Michelle Katz Live a financial healthy life with Multiple Scherosis (MS). Here are some healthcare cost saving tips: 1. Shop around for your health insurance: One of the key factors to saving … [Read more...]

Multiple Sclerosis – How You Can Help

By Lance Winslow MS or Multiple Sclerosis is something that affects one in every 1,000 people in America. It is quite serious and the body's own immune system is the culprit, as it attacks the body's … [Read more...]

Multiple Sclerosis – An Unpredictable Disease

By Sharon A Bell In some people, it is a mild illness. In others, it can lead to permanent disability. This is the nature of multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable disease that affects 300,000 people … [Read more...]

Transfers Made Easy With Leg Lifters

By Michael Russell Before you had Multiple Sclerosis, getting into and out of the bed or a chair was a piece of cake, but that was before you had Multiple Sclerosis. Now some days you can barely lift … [Read more...]

Understanding Multiple Sclerosis – Typical Symptoms And Signs

By Steve Dempster No-one likes to think they may ever develop a disease as serious in its implications as Multiple Sclerosis (MS). However, to be forewarned is indeed to be forearmed and early … [Read more...]

Multiple Sclerosis – An Overview Of This Debilitating Condition

By Steve Dempster You may have heard about the disease normally known as Multiple Sclerosis - but what is it and what causes it? Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting … [Read more...]

All About Multiple Sclerosis

By Robert Groth Introduction to Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis is known to affect more than 250,000 people world wide and 400,000+ people in the United States of America alone! This disease … [Read more...]

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

By Robert Groth Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that affects your central nervous system. It is believed to be an autoimmune disease, a condition in which your immune system attacks parts of … [Read more...]

6 Risk Factors for Multiple Sclerosis

By Robert Groth There are several recognized risk factors in Multiple Sclerosis, although there is not a definite known cause. These risk factors do not guarantee that you will be diagnosed with the … [Read more...]

Tips for a Multiple Sclerosis Diet

By Christine Groth A good Multiple Sclerosis diet is believed to help control and possibly eliminate many of the symptoms that come along with the disease. This can help slow the progression of the … [Read more...]

I Have Multiple Sclerosis, But It Does Not Define Me

By Robert Groth The year was 1989. I was then 17, about to graduate from high school in a few months. During those last few weeks leading up to graduation, I felt like I practically held the world in … [Read more...]

Consolidation Roundup

OLD SITE: OLD NAME: Battling M.S. NEW SITE: NEW NAME: Battling For Health: Multiple Sclerosis SAME RSS FEED: … [Read more...]

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