Living with Advancing Multiple Sclerosis: Series Overview
This 10-part video series delves into the stories and perspectives of real-life multiple sclerosis patients, as well as an expert neurologist, as they explore the latest treatments, advancements in medications, and tips for maintaining the best possible quality of life.
Assess Your MS Symptoms
You’re several years into your treatment for MS: Are your symptoms and flare-ups under control? Is MS affecting your quality of life? Have changes to your diet and exercise habits yielded positive results?
Treatments for Advancing MS
Learn about forthcoming therapies, upcoming clinical trials, new breakthroughs, and find out why treating your symptoms now may leave you better positioned to benefit from future advancements.
Traditional multiple sclerosis (MS) treatments are designed to ease the symptoms of the autoimmune disease and to reduce the lasting impact MS flares have on the body. A new type of medicine can modify how the disease behaves.
Managing Advancing MS
The unpredictability of multiple sclerosis makes it difficult to manage. However, it is possible to develop a treatment regimen that slows or prevents relapses.
Even if you feel that your symptoms are under control or if you’re experiencing long periods of time between relapses, compliancy and failing to stick with your treatment plan can hasten the progression of MS.
A key part of your MS coping strategy should involve developing a strong support network – friends, mentors, caregivers, relatives …people who will be there to help understand and deal with the symptoms and progressions of your disease.
Other MS Risks
Learn how an extremely common and normally harmless virus may put certain multiple sclerosis patients at risk for some dangerous complications and what you should discus with your doctor before starting treatment.
Advice for MS Caregivers
While it’s true that advancing MS can lead to increasing disability, the job of a caregiver starts long before this point. One of the most important things caregivers can provide is support and continued encouragement. The best plan to beating MS is sticking to a treatment plan.
Building Your Support Team
A key part of your MS coping strategy should involve developing a strong support network – friends, mentors, caregivers, relatives—people who will be there to help understand and deal with the symptoms and progressions of your disease.