Although there is no cure for MS, treatments exist that can help limit the damage, symptoms and disability caused by the disease.
International MS guidance reinforces the importance of time and speed in the management of MS. Recommendations state that treatment should focus on working to preserve your brain and spinal cord to help reduce further disease progression.
Help control the severity of an MS attack – they work by reducing inflammation.
Work by modifying how active your immune system is – the goal is to slow the frequency and severity of MS attacks on your brain and spinal cord.
Dampen down your immune system.
Always consult your neurologist if you have any questions about your MS treatment.
Our discussion guide can help identify your top areas of concern to make the most of your next appointment with your neurologist.
MS is a disease that smoulders in the background and may be causing damage to your body even though you feel fine.
Importantly, MS can damage your brain and spinal cord, and therefore embracing a ‘time and speed’ mindset is an important management strategy.
Acting early and actively managing your disease can help reduce the impact MS has on your life – both now and in the years to come.
A landmark report in MS revealed that the goal of managing MS should be to urgently try and slow the disease and help preserve tissue in the brain and spinal cord as much as possible.
Delays in diagnosis or starting treatment can cause further irreversible damage and progression of the disease.
Having a healthy brain is important for everyone. There are some positive lifestyle steps you can take to help keep your brain as healthy as possible, which may improve your quality of life with MS.
Connecting with others who may be going through a similar situation can be empowering and help you manage your MS. There are several international, national and state MS Societies that may also be of assistance.
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