Thursday, August 19, 2010

Multiple Sclerosis


Hello Everyone,

Do you or anyone in your life suffer from Multiple Sclerosis? I have a special friend living in Arizona who deals with Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms. Managing the symptoms can be very difficult but can greatly improve the quality of life. The fatigue, spasticity, weakness, pain, along with various other symptoms can be overwhelming.

One of the most disabling symptoms is fatigue. Living with chronic fatigue is tiring and the lack of energy affects the muscles making it difficult to feel rested. Neuromuscular fatigue is one of many types of fatigue an individual with MS experiences. Lassitude is a type of fatigue that in essence means an individual feels exhausted, slow to move, and lethargic. Acknowledging the different types of fatigue caused by the disease and the need for help and treatment involves learning how to deal with one of many symptoms experienced on a daily basis.

I have a deep sense of admiration for people dealing with MS. These patients must learn to use practical coping techniques so they can accept and manage changes and adjustments experienced within employment status, increased independence along with physical challenges and condition.

Clinical trials have shown that proper exercise can increase fitness and reduce fatigue. A Physical Therapist or a Physician can develop the proper Multiple Sclerosis Exercise. However, just like fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue patients, exercising to the point of pain means fatigue and increased weakness! Patients must PACE themselves and follow the proper type, duration, frequency, and intensity as prescribed by a physsicical therapist or physician.

As to following a specific Multiple Sclerosis Diet, there are no conclusive scientific studies proving any kind of nutritional therapy affects the course of MS. You can find information about multiple sclerosis on Multiple Sclerosis News at http://www.allaboutms.com. The site offers information about basic nutrition, symptoms, practicing a healthy lifestyle, and individual and family challenges encountered on a daily basis.

I hope and pray God continues to give anyone suffering from MS the patience and strength required to live with MS.

Praying and wishing everyone a fatigue and pain free day!




7 comments:

Diane J Standiford said...

Thanks from the bottom of my MS heart. Well posted. And back at ja.

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Fibro Viv said...

Hello Diane,

I have a tremendous amount of respect for you and anyone suffering from MS.

God Bless

hillarysyogapractice said...

Thanks for this post. It is great to see there are people like you out there. I too was diagnosed with MS and am living symptom & med free.

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Fibro Viv said...

Hillary,

Hello and thanks for commenting on my post. I look forward to checking out the information you passed on. Thanks for sharing.

Edwin said...

Multiple sclerosis affects women more than men. It often begins between the ages of 20 and 40