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Can A Raw Vegan Lifestyle Help With Ms
Recent diagnosis of mild ms. Dr talking about meds and lifestyle changes (e.G, yoga, exercise, eating, etc...) any suggestions or info to share to help me?
Start a DMT: A diagnosis of ms is not to be trivialized. It may seem mild now, but you can worsen rapidly if not treated properly. It is virtually impossible to predict benign ms, and, at this stage, the sooner treatment begins, the better the ultimate outcome. Exercise, low fat diet, and stress management all help. You should take extra vitamin d and start potent meds. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with MS in Feb, 2015. I want to know what lifestyle changes should i adopt. How much Vitamin D and fish oil should i take on a daily basis? Which exercises can i do other than yoga ? Will too much exercise flare up my symptoms?
Lifestyle changes: can be a big help in dealing w/any health issue. You need changes tailored to your situation. Vitamin D and Marine Fish Oil sound good but please see a nutritionist or nutritionally oriented physician first. drhoffman.com will give you some info. Also, a personal trainer or yoga teacher can get you started on a good exercise plan. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I diid some E recently in small amounts (0.4 grams & 1 gram on 2 different ccasions) & I have MS for which I take Tecfidera twice daily.. Is that ok?
Caution: Multiple long term studies have shown permanent effects on motivation and cognitive processing speed from using marijuana regularly. These are also problems which often arise from MS. So...it would likely set you up for more cognitive problems in the long run. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Remote risk: Ms is not a true genetic disorder, and really expresses genetic susceptibility, not destiny. The actual statistical risk with your aunt's situation is truly close to nil regarding you. Unless you have experienced neurological issues, such as numbness, loss of vision, incoordination, weakness, you are likely not in need of any testing. Since you seem worried, discuss all of this with your doctor. ...Read more
See below: An inflammatory attack on the coverings of nerves in the brain and spinal cord can cause loss of vision, weakness or paralysis, bowel or bladder dysfnctn, numbness or tingling, dizziness or imbalance, fatigue, cognitive and emotional problems, and eventual disability. However, in this day and age, we can treat and control this malady. ...Read more
See below: Medications which impact the inflammatory activity of the disease are often called "disease modifying therapies". These are medications for the long haul, to reduce the impact and frequency of relapses, and slow brain volume loss. Other classes of medications target symptoms due to MS (such as steroids) but do not alter the course of the disease itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Encouragement & MS: Things that help people with MS are aerobic exercise, vitamin D, and using medications to prevent MS, if they have a form of MS with attacks (relapsing remitting). It is also a good idea for them to work regularly with a neurologist they get along well with. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Suggestions: Ms is treatable and controllable in the vast majority of cases. See a specialized neurologist, take a potent medication such as gilenya, tecfidera, or tysabri (natalizumab). Do supplement vit d, do aerobic exercise, follow low fat, low salt diet. Sudden relapses or flares should be treated asap. Do all of the above and you should have a quite normal and productive life. Work with a doc you trust! ...Read more
A FEW THOTS: First, make certain that your medication is potent and safe (consider tecfedera, gilenya, or even tysabri (natalizumab). Make sure that you have adequate vit d levels (about 50-60) and supplement to reach that level. Maintain aerobic exercise, follow both low fat and low salt diets. Try to manage stress as well as possible. Recognize that hot summer weather will potentially increase lesions, so use ac. ...Read more
Major: Wilson's: inherited disease of copper metabolism, with wing-beating tremors, dystonia, ataxia, speech issues, liver abnormalities. Diagnosed with copper and ceruloplamin levels, and slit lamp. MS: autoimmune disorder of brain, spinal cord, and eye, not genetic, not affecting liver, causing visual, strength, balance, coordination, cognitive and fatigue issues, diagnosed by MRI brain and cord. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Important question: Patterns are critical, with 85% of patients have relapsing/remitting disease with flares and remissions, about 9% primary progressive with slow steady deterioration without intermittent attacks, and relapsing progressive, a mix of the two. Secondary progressive begins after the r/r form reaches a loss of central nervous system reserve. Talk to a neurologist about your personal pattern. ...Read more
Many: Injection site reactions common with subcutaneous shots, and these can range from bumps to full blown infections, or divots called lipoatrophy. The interferons can cause depression, flu reactions, thyroid problems, liver abnormalities, in addition. But why worry about needles and shots, as we now have three oral agents, and each as potent, or more potent than the old-fashioned shots. ...Read more
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