Publication date: May 07, 2019
Amit Bar-Or, MD, FRCP, FAAN, FANA: The National Multiple Sclerosis [MS] Society has come out with several different recommendations and guidelines that relate to the ongoing care and the multidisciplinary approach to caring for multiple sclerosis and its multiple symptoms.
And, of course, when one thinks of therapies for multiple sclerosis, there are those that are designed to treat acute relapses.
There are multiple treatments that are designed to try to change the course of multiple sclerosis by limiting new disease activity and injury.
And then there are multiple treatments designed to treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis that include fatigue, sleep abnormalities, and issues with pain, discomfort, and tingling sensations, as well as issues with instability of gait and a variety of other features that are commonly experienced by people living with MS. Physical therapy in multiple sclerosis has been studied over the years.
Among common symptoms of multiple sclerosis are fatigue and spasticity, both of which can be very debilitating for patients.
Depression is a common feature in multiple sclerosis and more commonly presents in patients with MS than in the general population.
People with MS can experience bladder problems, which commonly include increased frequency of urination and what’s called bladder spasticity, where patients get a sudden urge to urinate and need to urgently do so, otherwise they may lose control.
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