How do you cope with multiple sclerosis?
Here are some tips that can make it easier for patients and caregivers alike to deal with MS.
- Eat for optimal health. Everyone can benefit from a good diet, but especially people with chronic diseases such as MS.
- Commit to regular exercise.
- Address sleep issues.
- Customize your environment.
- Reach out and get involved.
What is BG 12?
BG-12, an oral treatment for relapsing-remitting forms of multiple sclerosis, has received FDA approval and will be sold under the name Tecfidera. Manufactured by Biogen Idec, it is the third oral disease-modifying medication available to treat MS. Others include fingolimod (Gilenya) and teriflunomide (Aubagio).
What can make MS worse?
What Causes an MS Flare-Up?
Is multiple sclerosis a mental illness?
 MS has a variable and unpredictable course, with symptoms that can include weakness, visual loss, bowel and bladder incontinence, fatigue, cognitive impairment and mood symptoms….Table 1.
|Disorder||Prevalence in MS||Prevalence in general population|
|Major depressive disorder, 12-month||15.7% ||7.4% |
What does bg12 mean?
Dimethyl fumarate (also known as BG-12, trade name Tecfidera) is an oral treatment approved for relapsing forms of MS. It is taken as a capsule twice daily and appears to have both anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects.
How does dimethyl fumarate work for MS?
Dimethyl fumarate is in a class of medications called Nrf2 activators. It works by decreasing inflammation and preventing nerve damage that may cause symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
Is dimethyl fumarate safe?
Delayed-release dimethyl fumarate (DMF) appears to be a safe and effective long-term treatment option for patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), according to new research.
Can stress trigger MS?
Several studies have shown that stressful life events are associated with a subsequent significant increase in risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) exacerbations.
Does MS damage the brain?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system that causes damage to your brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves.
Can MS alter your personality?
While many with MS will experience depression or anxiety at some point, more rarely, some people experience changes to their emotions or behaviour that don’t seem to make sense, or that they aren’t able to control.