Coping with Relapses

Coping with relapsesAround 85% of people who are diagnosed with MS will be affected by Primary Progressive MS (PPMS), where symptoms appear (relapse) then fade or disappear for a time (remit). Continue reading

The four types of MS explained

The four types of MSMultiple Sclerosis is a diverse and complicated disease which affects the central nervous system. The symptoms of MS vary from patient to patient and according to the type of MS that the patient has.

Broadly, there are four sub-types of MS, named after the behaviour of the disease: Continue reading

It’s Official: MS Makes it Harder to Socialize

social function and MSIf you or someone you love have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis you may have noticed that it is harder to interact in social groups. This can be put down to a variety of causes; from the range of MS symptoms, such as fatigue and depression, to just learning how to cope with the diagnosis of your condition and how it may affect the rest of your life. But research has shown social cognition impairment could be a symptom of MS. Continue reading

Fertility Treatment Could Worsen MS

Fertility treatment and MSMultiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects about 400,000 people in the US. Twice as many women as men are diagnosed with the disease, with the normal age of diagnosis being in around 35. Whilst Ms doesn’t appear to affect infertility, some drugs used to treat the MS can affect fertility and it appears that infertility treatment could affect MS. Continue reading