Just One More Question About MS!
For our new video series, a top multiple sclerosis doc tackles your biggest questions. Don't miss her surprising answers.
You know how there never seems to be quite enough time to get all of your questions answered during your doctor visits? Well, HealthCentral's "Just One More Question!" video series is here to help! We're asking the top docs in their field to answer all your Qs so you can get a real handle on your condition.
For this edition on multiple sclerosis, we asked neurologist Lauren B. Krupp, M.D., director of NYU Langone's Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center in New York City, to explain the nuances of this challenging condition, along with the promising advancements in treatments that scientists had made over the past few years. Here's what she told us.
Who Is A Typical MS Patient?
There are typically two types of people with multiple sclerosis, varying in age and symptoms.
What Are The Earliest Indicators Of MS?
Loss of motor function, memory issues, and fatigue are signs of this disease.
What Causes MS?
A perfect storm of genetic variables and environmental factors come together in creating this disease.
Why Does MS Seem To Strike Out Of The Blue?
Although the underpinnings of the disease happen early in life, it takes a perfect storm of events to trigger an MS attack.
What Are The Different Types of MS?
The disease is divided into four categories, but most people fall into the first one.
How Is MS Diagnosed?
A neurologic exam and MRI are common tools used to determine if you have this disease.
Can You Die From MS?
Yes, it is a serious disease, but no, it will not kill you. Here's what to know to stay healthy.
Is MS Curable?
This chronic condition is still waiting on a cure--but it is highly treatable, says neurologist Dr. Lauren Krupp.
Does Everyone With MS Eventually Need A Wheelchair?
It's a common belief that everyone with this disease winds up in a wheelchair, but it's simply not true, according to our expert.
What Is the Myelin Sheath and How Is It Involved in MS?
This important nerve covering holds the key to understanding the disease.
How Can People Best Manage an MS Flare?
Symptoms and treatment strategies for dealing with these tough periods.
What Are Some Ways to Handle Cognitive Fog?
There are different approaches to dealing with the mental haze that occurs in some people with MS.
Can Numbness Be an Indicator of MS?
A lack of feeling in parts of the body can have many causes, but certain patterns point to multiple sclerosis.
What Is the Typical Rate of Progression for MS?
How fast (or not) your condition progresses depends on several factors.
Are There Environmental Factors That Can Cause MS?
Learn more about the multiple variables that play a role in the development of this disease.