Symptom Management

Symptom Management

Symptoms May Bully Kids with MS

The number of children (under age 18) with MS in the U.S. is estimated to be 8,000 to 10,000. As with adult MS, diagnosis can be difficult.
Symptom Management

Perimenopause

Perimeno-pause means ‘around menopause’ and refers to that transitional time when hormonal changes begin and various ‘symptoms’ result.
Symptom Management

Foot Drop and Functional Electrical Stimulation

Foot drop occurs when the peroneal muscle in the front of the calf is weakened, preventing proper lifting of the forefoot and toes during walking.
Symptom Management

Coping with Paroxysmal Symptoms

Paroxysmal symptoms are characterized by sudden onset, brief duration, and rapid disappearance.
Symptom Management

Spasticity

Spasticity is caused by damage to the brain and/or spinal cord from MS or other conditions.
Symptom Management

Reining in Pseudobulbar Affect

PBA is also known as involuntary emotional expression disorder, emotional lability, emotional incontinence, and pathological laughing and crying.
Symptom Management

Putting a Lid on Smell and Taste Disorders

Does your salsa seem less zesty than usual? Your gumbo lost its punch? Don’t blame the chef just yet. Your MS may have something to do with it.
Symptom Management

Focusing on Visual Disturbances of MS

People with MS can have many different kinds of vision problems, the most common being optic neuritis, diplopia, and nystagmus.
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