Living with MS

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Understanding Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex disease that's both difficult to understand and to live with. If you want answers, you'll find them on the Web. The nation's top MS research foundations, clinics, support networks, and health sites provide extensive information on the background of the disease, treatment options, coping, research, and much more. Use this guide to increase your understanding of MS, and become proactive in caring for yourself or your loved one.

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central nervous system that, according to the Mayo Clinic ... read more »

Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms and Diagnosis

The signs and symptoms of MS vary wildly, not only from individual to individual, but from day to ... read more »

MS Treatment and Management

Unfortunately MS is a progressive, chronic disease, meaning it gets worse over time, and there are ... read more »

Living with MS

Multiple sclerosis patients can live long lives, but the degenerative nature of the disease and its symptoms often have a profound effect on the day-to-day conduct of a patient's life. Use information on the following sites to learn about and prepare for the difficulties, obstacles, and hurdles you might face.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • For many people, part of coping with a chronic disease is connecting with others who have the same disease and similar experiences. Many association sites offer newsletters and support groups-it may be worth your while to sign up and get involved.
  • Chronic illness like MS affects not only the person diagnosed, but his family, too. Encourage your family members and friends to use the Web to learn more about MS and how they can help.
  • YouTube contains several video diaries from MS sufferers, such as this one from user kwazykelli explaining what it's like to live with MS. Professionally produced videos about MS can also be found, including one entitled, "Faces of MS," produced by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. It offers insight into the lives of those afflicted by MS.

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MS and Children

MS can be a difficult issue for children to wrangle with. Whether it's a loved one, friend, family ... read more »

Caring for Someone with MS

When a person suffering from multiple sclerosis becomes dependent upon another for care, it's not ... read more »

Multiple Sclerosis Support

Connecting with others who've experienced life with MS is a valuable way to learn about overcoming ... read more »

MS News and Research

Ongoing research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of MS makes for a constant stream of ... read more »

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