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Symptoms

Comorbidity and Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need to Know

Living with MS is hard. Having additional conditions, or comorbidity, makes it even harder. Identify some comorbid conditions and find out what you can do to protect your health.

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Yoga

6 Yoga Poses to Help With MS

Learn about six yoga poses that help ease symptoms of MS and build physical and emotional resilience. Favorites include child’s pose and cat and cow pose.

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Diagnosis

8 Tips for Surviving an MRI

Knock, knock, tap, tap, buzz, buzz. No one enjoys an MRI, and yet they are an important part of disease monitoring with MS. Here are eight tips to make them more tolerable.

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Risk Factors

Hypertension and MS: What You Need to Know

Recent studies show that hypertension affects between 17 to 30 percent of people with MS. Find out more about the link between multiple sclerosis and high blood pressure.

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Create the Right Environment to Thrive With MS

Living with MS requires that you live in a place that nurtures you physically, emotionally, and socially. Learn tips on creating the right environment to thrive with MS

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Myths

What Do You Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis?

People assume so many things about living with rheumatoid arthritis. Test yourself with this quiz to see if you know RA fact from fiction.

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Symptoms

Having Difficulty Regulating Body Temperature With MS?

With MS, it can be difficult to get your body temperature just right. You’re too hot or too cold, sweaty or frigid. Understanding this symptom is half the battle.

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Symptoms

Five Types of MS Stress and How to Reduce Them

When it comes to MS stress, there are many colors and variations, including physical, emotional, social, economic, and cognitive. Identifying each type will help you be able to reduce their impact.

Woman with torso pain.
Symptoms

The MS Hug and Different Types of MS Pain

The MS hug isn’t what you think. It's a painful, banding sensation around the torso. Learn about the MS hug and other kinds of pain associated with MS.

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Alternative Treatment

The Benefits of Music for MS

Learn how music can help address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of persons with MS and how music therapy is used in neurology.