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Let's Talk About Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

There are more treatment options for MS than ever before. There may not be a cure (yet), but there's an excellent chance that you'll be able slow the disease's progression and even prevent flares.

    Our Pro PanelMS Treatment

    We went to some of the nation's top MS experts to bring you the most scientific and up-to-date information possible.

    Meghan Beier, Ph.D.

    Meghan Beier, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Clinical Neuropsychologist

    Johns Hopkins Medicine Multiple Sclerosis Center
    Baltimore
    Bruce Cohen, M.D.

    Bruce Cohen, M.D.Chief of MS/Neuroimmunology, Department of Neurology

    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Chicago
    Neeta Garg, M.D.

    Neeta Garg, M.D.Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology

    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
    Miami

    Frequently Asked QuestionsMS Treatment

    Is there a cure for MS?

    Currently, there is no cure for MS. But science is asking all the right questions—and your job is to live as healthfully as you can until the answers arrive! MS can be managed, however: There are treatments to ease symptoms and medications to slow the progression of lesions and disability.

    What are disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) for MS?

    These medications lower the level of certain immune cells that attack the myelin sheath in nerve cells, reducing inflammation and slowing MS progression and disability.

    What do I do if I feel depressed after an MS diagnosis?

    Depression is common among people with MS. It may be related to the inflammation caused by the disease, it can be connected to fatigue, or it might just feel overwhelming have to deal with a chronic condition, day in and day out. No matter the cause, depression can be treated with medications, psychotherapy, and lifestyle changes. Talk to your doctor about which approach is best for you.

    What diet should I adopt if I have MS?

    There’s no specific MS diet. A balanced, healthy diet is good for people with MS, one that high in lean protein, fiber, fruits and vegetables, nuts, and heart-healthy unsaturated fats—and low in added sugars and processed foods.

    Patrick Sullivan

    Patrick Sullivan

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    Patrick Sullivan is a freelance content writer and copywriter for healthcare providers, publications and brands.