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Doctor insights on: Financial Help For People With Ms

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Does diet affect ms?

Does diet affect ms?

Unlikely: I am not aware of a link of diet to causation of ms, but many people with MS tend to be constipated, which can be aggravated by dietary factors. ...Read more

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At what age can you get ms?

At what age can you get ms?

Varies: Typical average age of onset about 29-30 yrs, but children can develop at a quite young age. And have made diagnosis rarely in older pts, in late 50's and early 60's. ...Read more

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What does MS do to your body?

What does MS do to your body?

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

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Can you get disability for ms?

Can you get disability for ms?

Yes, possible: Unfortunately, many with MS develop progressive disability, which leads to inability to work. Social security disability and private disability policies can be available for many of these unfortunate individuals. ...Read more

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What is a good medication for ms?

SEVERAL CHOICES: If you have relapsing-remitting form, many meds are available. Many ms specialists are now recommending using the most potent drugs available, especially in first few years. Tysabri, (natalizumab) followed by gilenya, and possibly bg-12 (not yet available) might be good items. Copaxone if a young women who wants kids, but not very potent. Vitamin d-3 supplements are crucial in some. See ms specialist. ...Read more

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Does MS always progress the same way?

MS varies: MS is a variable illness. About 1/7 cases are very simple, with few attacks and symptoms. Many cases have multiple relapses, some cases result in progressive illness, and some rare cases are very aggressive or difficult to treat. MS has become a much more manageable illness with good outcomes over the past 20-30 years, although there are exceptions too. ...Read more

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Will i get MS if my grandmother had it?

Highly unlikely: The risk of ms if your own mother had it is about 3-5%. With grandmothers, the risk is well below 1%. Ms is a complex disorder, and only genetic susceptibility plays a role if environmental triggers are present. Thus, do not worry. ...Read more

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What foods are best for people with ms?

What foods are best for people with ms?

Suggest you consider: Historically, the low fat swank diet seemed to improve the relapse rate, and two older nutritional studies confirmed a modest effect. A few doctors thought some foods to be harmful and looked at "pulse counting", but this has never been proven. Not a food, but vitamin d supplements seem quite important, as low levels result in worse outcomes. ...Read more

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What's the.Difference between MS and cp?

What's the.Difference between MS and cp?

Several: CP is not progressive, does not remit and is present from birth. If very mild, it may go unnoticed for awhile. Ms usually starts in mid-adulthood. Symptoms can come & go or move around to different places but eventually ms usually does progress. The one thing they do have in common is that they are neurological diseases and some treatment efforts can be similar. Perhaps a neurologist will say more. ...Read more

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