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Part III- Did You Know: Facts About Multiple Sclerosis

Treatments for MS should focus on Managing the symptoms Reducing the number of attacks and delaying disease progression MS symptoms can be managed in part with medication, physical therapy, and … Continue reading

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Part II- Did You Know: Facts About Multiple Sclerosis

MS can cause loss of balance, impaired speech, extreme fatigue, double vision, bladder and bowel dysfunction, sexual dysfunction and mobility problems. People with MS may experience these common bowel problems … Continue reading

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Did You Know- Facts About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis affects the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and optic nerves). In MS, the insulation covering the nerves (called Myelin) is damaged. About 85% of MS diagnosed is … Continue reading

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Experts Speak

Experts speak: Ask questions to our expert: Prof. M V Padma Srivastava MBBS, MD, DM. FAMS, F.N.A.Sc Room No 708, 7th Floor, Department of Neurology, Neurosciences Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi-110029 … Continue reading

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Melissa Dias’s Story

I completed my MBA in the year 2008 and like my other friends and peers was about to pursue my dreams in the corporate sector when I discovered pain (and … Continue reading

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Gait and MS

Gait impairment(walking disability) is one of the most challenging and life altering consequences of MS. There is a gradual decline in the various neurologic functions. In a study in which … Continue reading

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Depression and MS

Considering the multitude of stressors and limitations faced by a patient of MS, depression is common in these patients. There is some evidence that MS patients may have an increased … Continue reading

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MS and Pregnancy

For several decades, women with MS were discouraged from having children, until doctors understood otherwise. MS does not hinder a woman’s chance of becoming pregnant and carrying a child to … Continue reading

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Seeking Support

People with disabling multiple sclerosis can lead fulfilling lives. An early adjustment and acceptance of the diagnosis and its implication by them, is important, so that the disabling symptoms can … Continue reading

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Giving Care to Patient

The patient with “MS” presents with a unique set of symptoms and challenges to care giving. The people taking care of the patient with MS, whether professionals or family, must … Continue reading

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NEETA’S STORY:

“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice,” so said that the legendary Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician, Bob Marley. I am addicted to this … Continue reading

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Drug Therapy in MS

In the treatment of MS, medication is only a part of the management with many supportive measures that are equally important. The management of MS falls into three broad categories … Continue reading

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Isolated Syndromes – CIS

Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) describes a first clinical event that suggests the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS). It is most commonly seen in young adults and may affect the optic … Continue reading

Imaging in MS

Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has become an established tool in the diagnosis of MS and in monitoring its progression of the disease. It is a part of the diagnostic work-up … Continue reading

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Understanding How MS Affects the Mind and Emotions

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects the mind in physiological as well as emotional way. While it seems like an uphill task to explain, discuss or share the symptoms and condition with … Continue reading

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Optic Neuritis

Optic Neuritis (ON) has been observed in about 40% of MS patients during the course of their disease and may be the first presenting event in about 20% of patients … Continue reading

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Lumbar Puncture

Lumbar puncture is a diagnostic test for multiple sclerosis that involves removing and analysing a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord within … Continue reading

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Preparing for Disability

Preparing for disability in MS is essential as it may help to enable an individual to preserve maximum independence for as long during the disease course as possible. Rehabilitation practices … Continue reading

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Progressive Disease

Progressive MS represents the stage when the disease steadily worsens with time. Late onset MS (more than 50 years of age) is usually progressive at onset. It is mainly of … Continue reading

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