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Treatments and Symptom Management


  1. Bowel Problems (.pdf)

    Ways to manage common bowel problems in MS.

  2. Cognitive Changes in MS — Current Recommendations

  3. Depression and MS (.pdf)

    Symptoms of depression, the relationship between MS and depression, available therapies, and where to find help.

  4. Disease-Modifying Therapies for MS (.pdf)

    Comprehensive information on the disease-modifying treatments for multiple sclerosis. Includes how each is taken, side effects, benefits and available help. Read more about other medications for symptom and relapse management. Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the Society at 1-800-344-4867.

  5. Fatigue: What You Should Know (.pdf)

    MS fatigue can be reduced with treatments and self-management strategies. (Published by Paralyzed Veterans of America)

  6. Gait or Walking Problems (.pdf)

    Walking problems and how they can be addressed.

  7. How to Choose the Mobility Device that is Right for You (.pdf)

    Understand the full range of tools available to stay functionally mobile, comfortable and safe. Offers full-color photos of devices ranging from the simplest cane to the most complex power chair, guidance on how to determine if and when a device might be appropriate, and important safety tips. Introduces readers to assistive technology professionals and outlines the steps involved in a comprehensive evaluation for a wheeled mobility device.

  8. Intimacy and Sexuality (.pdf)

    MS can affect sexuality, both directly and indirectly, but problems can be resolved or minimized. By Rosalind Kalb, PhD.

  9. Managing Cognitive Problems in MS (.pdf)

    Discusses mental functions most likely to be affected by MS. Self-help and information on cognitive rehabilitation.

  10. Managing Spasticity (.pdf)

    Managing this common, sometimes disabling, MS symptom — roles of self-help, medications, physical therapists, nurses, and physicians.

  11. Multiple Sclerosis and Your Emotions (.pdf)

    How to manage some of the emotional challenges created by MS. By Rosalind Kalb, PhD

  12. Pain: The Basic Facts (.pdf)

    An overview of treatments and strategies for managing MS-related pain.

  13. Review of Regular Medications and Supplements (.pdf)

    A form to help people keep track of their prescription drugs, over-the-counter remedies, herbals, vitamins, or other dietary supplements.

  14. Sleep Disorders and MS: The Basic Facts (.pdf)

    Reviews common sleep problems and what can be done about them.

  15. Speech and Swallowing Problems (.pdf)

    Speech and swallowing problems can be helped with exercise, medications, or technological aids.

  16. Tips for Successful Telemedicine for those Living with MS

    Learn about telemedicine, which is the use of technology to participate in healthcare at a distance, so you and your provider can connect from different locations.

  17. Tremor: The Basic Facts (.pdf)

    A troubling MS symptom described. Coping strategies and research horizons.

  18. Urinary Dysfunction and MS (.pdf)

    Sophisticated explanation of treatments for MS-related urinary problems. Detailed descriptions of diagnostic testing, management strategies, and commonly prescribed drugs. By Nancy J. Holland, RN, EdD, MSCN.

  19. Vision Problems (.pdf)

    Current therapy for MS-related eye disorders. Discusses low-vision aids.

  20. What to Expect from Rehabilitation Care: A Guide for People with MS

    Multiple sclerosis can have a significant impact on everyday activities. It can affect many aspects of your daily life, including mobility, personal care, driving, thinking skills and mood. Rehabilitation is key to successfully managing your MS.


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