10 Foods That Fight Inflammation
There are many drugs that help fight inflammation, but did you know there are also foods that fight inflammation? Here’s a list of 10 foods that have been found to decrease inflammation in the body.
- 8 Multiple Sclerosis Treatments and Their Side Effects
- Unusual Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
- Top 10 Common Myths about MS -- Busted!
- Managing the Side Effects of Solu-Medrol
- Top 10 Health Tweets of the Week Cell phone safety, celiac research, and CEOs with learning disabilities. We've selected the most interesting health tweets of the week ending May 20.
- 10 Questions to Ask Before Taking Disease-Modifying Drug With a diagnosis of MS, a doctor may ask you to start thinking about taking a disease-modifying drug to slow the progress of the disease. Disease-modifying drugs have proven to decrease the frequency in relapses in many patients and can slow progression. Studies have also shown that taking a disease-modifying drug sooner rather than later can be beneficial for the condition.
- 7 Tips to Reduce the Pain of Injections For subcutaneous (under the skin) self-injections, these tips should help eliminate some pain and lessen site reactions.
8 Tips to Dress for Success with Multiple Sclerosis
Just because you have a chronic disease does not mean that life stops. We all have to get up in the morning, perform our daily routines and go about living life despite our illness. Join Expert Merely Me as she explores tips and tricks to make life a little bit easier.
6 Steps to Take if You Suspect MS
One of the worst times in the life of a multiple sclerosis patient is the pre-diagnosis phase. Symptoms come and go before you manage to see a doctor. The process of diagnosing MS can be lengthy. If you have symptoms consistent with MS, there are steps you should take immediately.
10 Symptoms That Could Be MS
You’ve developed a strange little numbness and tingling in the fingers of your left hand. It doesn’t really hurt, but it’s just.... odd. Maybe the tingling goes away on its own and you don’t think about it again. Or maybe it sticks around and even starts to slowly grow so that now your forearm is numb, too. Do you call the doctor? Here are 10 symptoms you may experience that should lead to a call to the doctor.
12 Tips to Simplify Cooking with Multiple Sclerosis
People with MS may have limitations that interfere with the ability to cook. Problems with balance, weakness and especially fatigue account for a reduction in activities like cooking. Even with limitations, if you think you can do it, maybe you can. Here are some tips for getting ready when the MS cook is hesitant.
- 12 Positive Steps to Take When Stressed and Depressed Depression and anxiety are two co-morbid conditions with MS; many MS patients suffer from these mental health conditions. Here is a list of Positive Steps (as presented by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America) which can be taken immediately to help lift one’s mood.
- The "Swinging Flashlight Test:" What Your Eye Doctor is Looking For When the doctor shines a light in your eye, then alternates between eyes, what is he looking for? The doctor is commonly looking for the Marcus Gunn Pupil. What's that?
Optic Neuritis: How Multiple Sclerosis Affects Your Eyes and Vision
Optic neuritis is a condition caused by inflammation to the optic nerve, causing blurred or double vision. Optic neuritis can be a symptom of MS and, though often not resulting in blindness, can often have a powerful affect on those with the condition.
Beginner's Guide to Multiple Sclerosis
"My fingers are numb, should I go see a doctor?" All too frequently, this is the beginning of the journey for a patient with multiple sclerosis. Setting the ball in motion is the first step, but after that, what else should a new (or concerned) patient know about MS?