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  • Who Gets Mulitple Sclerosis?
    Multiple sclerosis risk factors are tricky. Because the exact causes of MS are unknown, researchers only partially understand MS risk factors. They have found that some things, like having a sibling with MS, increases risk slightly. However, much of MS risk remains unexplained.
  • Top 10 Sex Tips for Women with Multiple Sclerosis
    Although it is estimated that about 75 percent of women with multiple sclerosis (MS) have some form of sexual dysfunction, this does not have to mean the end of intimacy for these women or their partners. There are many things that couples can do to maintain a healthy sex life and keep the romance in relationships.
  • Restless Legs Syndrome in People with Multiple...
    Research shows that people with multiple sclerosis (MS) are about five times more likely to have restless legs syndrome (RLS) than people in the general population. Restless legs syndrome symptoms are very different from other symptoms of MS, such as spasticity and parasthesia (numbness and tingling). Learn about restless legs syndrome in multiple sclerosis here.

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  • Changes With Aging in Multiple Sclerosis: Know More to Beat It!
    Multiple sclerosis - many of us have already heard about it, many may have watched someone close suffering from it and I know, many of us are going through it. Whatever our stage is, let's talk about the first thing first - what is Multiple sclerosis? I know, the second question that will pop into your head is - does this one reduce our life expectancy like many other diseases?
  • What Impact Does An Alkaline Diet Have On Multiple Sclerosis?
    The symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis can be unpleasant to say the least. There are many strategies for symptom management. One is upgrading to an alkaline diet. The acidity of your diet affects your health. Implementing an alkaline diet including alkaline water can improve your overall health and make the symptoms of multiple sclerosis manageable. This article has 3 key ways to improve management of your multiple sclerosis symptoms.
  • The Many Manifestations of Multiple Sclerosis
    Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that exposes itself in different ways in different people. No two people show exactly the same set of symptoms. Some people may just have a single symptom that later disappears for months or years. Some may suffer from a lot of symptoms that may also get worse within a few weeks or months. The symptoms may be steadily increasing over time for some people while for others there may be periodic relapses and remissions. The condition presents with myriad...

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  • I’m a Breast Cancer and MS Survivor. Why Do I Feel Guilty?
    You've probably heard about cancer patients who experience survivor's guilt. I had that, but now I also have another weird kind of survivor's guilt.
  • How To Find the Right Doctor: 7 Important Steps
    Finding the right doctor can be a hassle, but it's definitely worth the effort. Even when you have a doctor you like, if you develop a serious or chronic health condition, chances are you're going to need a specialist, too. Before you trust your health to a new doctor, it's worth doing a little homework to make sure you're a good fit.
  • 7 Reasons to Fire Your Doctor
    A bad relationship with your doctor can be stressful — and dangerous. If you have a major health concern or chronic health condition, there's probably a specialist in your life. Finding the right specialist can make life easier, but if it's not working out, you might want to consider firing your doctor.

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  • Illness Perception and Well-Being Among Persons with Multiple Sclerosis and Their Caregivers
    This study jointly examined illness beliefs held by persons with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) and caregivers in relation to well-being. A group of 68 PwMS and their caregivers completed the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire, Psychological Well-being Scales, Satisfaction with Life Scale and Positive Affect and Negative Affect Schedule. Findings revealed that PwMS’ well-being was primarily predicted by their own illness beliefs, and that also caregivers’ well-being was primarily predicted by...
  • Genetic contribution to multiple sclerosis risk among Ashkenazi Jews
    Conclusion: These results suggest that genetic susceptibility to MS in Ashkenazi Jews has not been as well established as that of non-Ashkenazi Europeans. This implies value in studying large well-characterized Ashkenazi populations to accelerate gene discovery in complex genetic diseases. (Source: BMC Medical Genetics)
  • A new method for quantifying mfVEP signal intensity in multiple sclerosis
    In conclusion, the PoE parameter presents advantages over the SNR parameter when characterizing mfVEP signal amplitude. (Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control)

MS Trust Recent Story List

  • Beach wheelchairs
    James Coke, who has primary progressive MS and who likes swimming in the sea, highlights the difficulty in finding beach wheelchairs in the UK and how the situation is better in Mallorca.

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  • Personal care budgets
    A woman with MS in Norfolk who has a personal care budget and the chief executive of a charity that helps people manage these funds talk about the benefits of the approach and the dangers of cuts to social care funding.

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  • Off-Patent Drugs Bill
    A private members bill seeking to allow access to drugs off patent is going through parliament. A previous attempt before the election failed. This story focusses on a breast cancer treatment but treatment of MS is also briefly mentioned.

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    • Multiple Sclerosis and Driving

      I stopped driving for over 8 years because of my multiple sclerosis (MS). I found it scary to be behind the wheel in a way that is very difficult to describe. I just was never sure that I was doing the right thing or would be able to react to something happening on the road correctly or in time.


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    • Q. How does multiple sclerosis impact my children?

      A. Any parent with multiple sclerosis knows that MS definitely introduces challenges to an already difficult job. Taking care of children at different ages can be physically grueling, and some of the fatigue and mobility symptoms that come with MS can really intensify the challenges for parents, even resulting in activities that get canceled and a "smaller" world for kids that have to adapt when Mom or Dad just can'tdo things.



    • The MS Symptoms That Come and Go

      I'm writing to remind you that as things start to heat up, you may experience more paroxysmal symptoms. These are those lovely MS symptoms that appear and make things difficult or uncomfortable for awhile, then go away as quickly as they showed up.


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    About.com Multiple Sclerosis: Most Popular Articles

    These articles are the most popular over the last month.
    • What Are the Warning Signs of Multiple Sclerosis?
      Multiple sclerosis (MS) has a wide range of symptoms and signs. From cognitive difficulties to problems controlling muscles, MS can have an effect on almost any body system.
    • Don't Ignore This Important Symptom of Multiple...
      Numbness and tingling is a very common symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS), known as parasthesia. This type of symptom is described as tingling, burning, prickling, itching, numbness or the feeling of “pins-and-needles.”
    • MS 101: Learn the Facts on Multiple Sclerosis
      Multiple sclerosis is a complex disease with many symptoms, degrees of severity and courses of progression. Learn the basics about MS, including: multiple sclerosis symptoms, risk factors, treatment, types, relapses, diagnosis and things to avoid if you have MS.

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      The latest craze, when it comes to electronic cigarettes, is sub-ohm vaping. It’s swept the market by storm, and even more so the one’s that do it.  Isn’t it wild to think that not long ago 1.5Ω was considered one of the lowest resistances you could get?  Now a days, we have sub-ohm tanks that have […]
    • Gear Best’s Summer Vacation With Vaping
      Gear Best is currently throwing a summer vacation with vaping, where they take you on a tour of vaping products, ranging from starter kits to mods to accessories.  In this tour you’ll come in contact with many vaping products at unbelievably low prices.  In addition, you’ll also see “limited flash sales”, where prices are out of […]