Multiple Sclerosis – Treatment

People suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) have a relapsing-remitting disease course. These courses can last up to few months or even years. This might improve the disease partially or completely.

Small increases in body temperature might temporarily worsen the symptoms of MS, but these aren’t considered disease relapses.

Some people suffering from MS experience a slow progress in symptoms (without any relapses), known as primary-progressive MS.

Almost 60% – 70 % of people undergo relapsing-remitting MS had built a slow progression of symptoms such as mobility and gait (with or without remission periods), known as secondary-progressive MS.


1)     Medications

Some medications might be prescribed to you by the doctor for reducing pain, fatigue, sexual dysfunction, depression, and bladder or bowel control a problem that occurs with MS.

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2)     Physical therapy session –

  • Physical therapy – A physical therapist will guide you through some stretching and strengthening exercises and also demonstrate the usage of devices for daily exercises.Physical therapy helps you in managing leg weakness and other walking problems related to Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
  • Muscle relaxants – If you are a patient of MS, then you might be feeling unbearable pain or muscle stiffness or contraction, especially in your legs. Muscle relaxants such as baclofen (Lioresal) and tizanidine (Zanaflex) might help you to ease the pain.


3)     Some home remedies and changes needed in Lifestyle –

To help reduce the pain of symptoms of MS, try to follow these points –

  • Eat a balanced diet – According to studies, people suffering from MS are suggested to have a diet which is low in saturated fat but high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in olive and fish oils. Plus vitamin D might also give you a lot of benefits for people with MS.
  • Relieve stress – Stress might worsen your signs and symptoms. Doing Yoga, meditation, tai chi, deep breathing exercises or massages might help to reduce the symptoms.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Exercise – If you have little to medium MS, regular exercise will surely help you improve your body’s strength, proper balance, muscle tone, and coordination. Other types of exercise recommended for people with little to medium MS are walking, tai chi stretching, motionless bicycling, low-impact aerobics, and yoga. Swimming or any other water exercises are also an excellent choice if you have heat problems.
  • Cool down – Multiple Sclerosis (MS) symptoms often get worse when your body temperature gets high. Therefore, you always need to cool down and avoiding heat exposure. You can use devices such as cooling scarves or vests for cooling down.
  • Discuss your experience and troubling points which you’re going through with your doctor or a counselor.
  • Fulfill your hobbies which you will enjoy a lot.
  • Stay connected to friends and family.
  • Try to maintain normal daily activities as best you can.

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Alternative medicine

Many people with MS will undergo a variety of alternative treatments to help soothe the symptoms such as fatigue and muscle pain.

According to studies, cannabis is not recommended in any form for MS symptoms. Plus the use of any kind of herbal supplements (Ginkgo biloba and bee venom) or magnetic therapy should be avoided for MS symptoms.

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