You may have been recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and are looking to learn more about the disease. This article is for you! In this blog post, we will discuss 10 ways that you can manage your MS.
First, some background information. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurologic disease that affects the brain and spinal cord by destroying myelin sheaths around nerve fibers. When these nerves can’t communicate with other parts of the body, it causes symptoms like numbness, pain or difficulty walking.
MS usually occurs in two specific patterns:
So now you know what this article will be about! Let’s get started..
Number One – Don’t Panic!
One common symptom of multiple sclerosis is feeling scared or panicked when symptoms first appear. Fearful thoughts are natural reactions to unexplained physical sensations and can have an impact on your ability to manage your condition for a while.
Number Two – Know Your Symptoms
Recognizing the symptoms of multiple sclerosis is a good way to know when to see your doctor or seek professional help, and also for self-care in between appointments. When you start experiencing new sensations keep track of them so that at your next appointment with your physician, you can tell him/her about any changes since their last visit.
Number Three – Food Matters!
Some people are more sensitive than others towards certain foods, which could lead to inflammation (a common symptom of MS). Avoiding these food triggers will reduce this type of painful reaction and may lead to better relief over time. It’s important not only what you eat but how much too! Be sure not to exceed.