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Multiple Sclerosis

Understanding Tremors in Multiple Sclerosis

2015-06-27 11:57
tremors in multiple sclerosis

Tremors are one of the more common symptoms of multiple sclerosis. This uncontrollable shaking can be especially bothersome, embarrassing, and debilitating at times, but there are ways to help manage it.

When tremors in multiple sclerosis occur, which they do in about 75 percent of patients with MS, they tend to be mild and transient.

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Latest on Bone Health and Multiple Sclerosis

2015-06-25 10:20
bone health and multiple sclerosis

Two recent studies offer some important information on bone health for individuals who have multiple sclerosis. If you have MS and haven’t had a talk with your doctor about osteoporosis and your bones, it’s high time you did.

With all of the challenges multiple sclerosis presents, it can be easy to pass over issues that are not bothering you or are out of sight, like your bone health.

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Multiple Sclerosis and Lyme Disease

2015-06-18 09:09
multiple sclerosis and Lyme disease

Accurate diagnosis of multiple sclerosis can be a challenge. One of the diseases that can present with neurologic symptoms similar to those seen in patients with MS is Lyme disease.

It may seem unusual for there to be similarities between Lyme disease, which is caused by bacteria known as Borrelia burgdorferi, a spirochete carried by deer ticks, and multiple sclerosis

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MS Hug, What You Should Know

2015-06-15 07:16
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Although most people associate a hug with something pleasant and loving, an MS hug doesn’t fit that definition. The MS hug is a common but not always well-known symptom of multiple sclerosis, especially among individuals who have a recent diagnosis.

Also known as girdling or banding, the MS hug is a tight feeling that typically occurs around the chest, which can make it difficult to breathe.

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Trigeminal Neuralgia and Multiple Sclerosis

2015-06-09 13:11
trigeminal neuralgia and multiple sclerosis

Trigeminal neuralgia, also known as tic douloureux, is an extremely painful nerve disorder that occurs in about 3 to 4 percent of individuals who have multiple sclerosis. About 2 to 4 percent of patients with trigeminal neuralgia have MS.

Approximately 4 million people around the world and 45,000 in the United States have been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, which has the unfortunate distinction of being called the suicide dise

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Hypnosis for Multiple Sclerosis

2015-06-01 17:22
hypnosis for multiple sclerosis

Several studies have shown that hypnosis can help relieve pain associated with multiple sclerosis. If you are not satisfied with your current pain relief program or you want to try a natural approach that eliminates the risk of side effects from drugs, then hypnosis training may be for you.

Acute and chronic pain affect about half of all people who live with multiple sclerosis.

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Ballroom dancing may improve function in multiple sclerosis patients

2015-05-29 22:19
ballroom dancing may improve function in MS patients

A small study conducted by researchers at Marquette University in Milwaukee found that ballroom dancing may help improve function in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

During the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers annual meeting in Indianapolis, Alexander Ng, PhD, and his colleagues reported that MS patients who participated in a ballroom dance program had

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Multiple Sclerosis, Bladder Problems and Botox

2015-05-26 09:01
multiple sclerosis, bladder problems and Botox

At least 80 percent of people with multiple sclerosis experience bladder problems, and treatment can be a challenge. One of the treatment options is onabotulinumtoxin A, also known as Botox.

Bladder problems occur in individuals with multiple sclerosis when lesions interfere with the transmission of nerve signals that control the bladder and urinary sphincters.

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Multiple Sclerosis and Celiac Disease

2015-05-20 15:22
multiple sclerosis and celiac disease

A recent study suggests there is an association between multiple sclerosis and celiac disease that involves nerve damage. Although on the surface the relationship between these two diseases may not be obvious, closer examination makes it clearer.

It’s well known that MS is associated with damage and destruction of the myelin, a protective sheath for the ner

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Acupuncture for Multiple Sclerosis

2015-05-17 16:47
acupuncture for multiple sclerosis

Some people turn to acupuncture for multiple sclerosis, but use of this alternative or complementary treatment choice is not well studied. Here’s what a recent review and an additional study have to say about the use of acupuncture for relief of MS symptoms. Please feel free to share your experiences!

The review evaluated 15 studies: five looked at the impact of acupuncture on quality of life; three looked at the effect on

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