September 13, 2017
July 21, 2017
Stem Cell Therapy Offers Hope for Multiple Sclerosis Remission Written
Faced with an incurable condition, people with multiple sclerosis will sometimes seek risky alternative treatments as their disabilities increase. One of these experimental treatments is Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy (HSCT). And it comes with a high price. HSCT involves extracting white blood cells from the bone marrow of the person with multiple sclerosis (MS).
April 19, 2017
How multiple sclerosis affects pregnancy
People who deal with the debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis are strong and courageous. While some show few symptoms and can live a normal life, others deal with more severe effects like paralysis and impaired speech. Since women between ages 20-50 are the most likely to get MS, doctors expect some questions about pregnancy.
February 3, 2017
Vitamin D May Help Prevent, Treat Multiple Sclerosis by Caroline Craven
Many experts agree: people with MS may need higher vitamin D levels than those without MS. Experts share guidance on the best level for people with MS and the importance of keeping levels high to manage symptoms and disease progression. We also cover how to know you're buying the most effective vitamin D supplements.
September 23, 2015
Melatonin Linked to Seasonal Relapses of Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) relapses are known to swing with the seasons. Scientists have attributed these fluctuations to the rise and fall of vitamin D production, which is triggered by exposure to seasonal sunlight. Now a new study suggests that melatonin, a hormone that regulates your internal body clock and sleep cycles, could also play a protective role.
July 17, 2015
Long-Term Study of Gilenya Shows Positive Results in MS Treatment
Fingolimod (Gilenya) is a medication taken by mouth to treat symptoms of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). It helps lessen the occurrence of symptoms of RRMS. These symptoms can include: muscle spasms weakness and numbness bladder control problems problems with speech and vision Fingolimod also works to delay physical disability that can be caused by RRMS. As with all drugs, fingolimod can cause side effects.
April 13, 2015
Should You Take Fish Oil for Multiple Sclerosis?
Fish oil is a rich source of two important omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These fatty acids are found in a variety of fish, especially fatty fish such as anchovy, bluefish, salmon, tuna, herring, sardines, and trout, providing about 1 gram per 3.5 ounces of fish.
March 30, 2015
Statins for Multiple Sclerosis
A new meta-analysis and review of statins for multiple sclerosis has just been published, and it seemed like a good opportunity to take a look at what scientists say about statins for MS. It also would be enlightening to hear from people with multiple sclerosis concerning their experiences and opinions about using these drugs.
March 21, 2015