Each year, 12,000 people receive a new diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and join the nearly one million Americans living with this disease. It’s not surprising that those first learning of their condition will have a lot of questions.
Sunny days can be a mood lifter, but more than that, sun exposure allows the body to produce vitamin D in the skin. Multiple sclerosis is known to have an increased prevalence and incidence in populations living further from the equator. This sun-MS potential connection has led researchers to take a look at the possible role of vitamin D in multiple sclerosis.
Closely following a medication care plan offers the best strategy for managing MS symptoms, as well as modifying the disease course, and treating relapses. Let’s review the medications most often utilized for MS treatment.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease resulting in damage to the myelin sheath that surrounds nerves. Nearly 1 million people in the United States have multiple sclerosis. Women are about three times as likely as men to have this disease. Most people with multiple sclerosis experience their first symptoms between the ages of 20-50.
Even before this nationwide uptick in telemedicine usage spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic, patients with multiple sclerosis were reporting rising acceptance for virtual visits with their healthcare providers. And now telemedicine is more appreciated and accepted than ever in the MS world!
For the estimated 1 million Americans with multiple sclerosis, the symptoms of this disease do not necessarily end at the physical body. Sure, tingling, numbness, balance problems, and vision loss are hallmark difficulties of multiple sclerosis; but there are other issues that have a significant impact on quality of life. Namely: cognitive and mental health […]