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What are the dangers, if any, of taking cycles or "gear" for bodybuilding if that person had multiple sclerosis? i'm just curious.

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Dr. Gary Wang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 40 years experience
MS and exercise. : The only dangerous is over exercise the partially functional muscles. That might induce pain. Avoid too heavy is the key to prevent the problem.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Not simple: Bodily temperature elevation, from vigorous exercise, may result in a pseudo exacerbation, with amplification of prior symptoms which can reverse with cooling. But exercise is of value for ms patients, just needs to be paced. Also, depending upon the patients debility, exercise should be designed to prevent harm secondary to weakness, or imbalance/incoordination.

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