MS is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system that can affect the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. For more information on 'what is MS' please, click here.
There are a number of treatments available to manage and relieve specific symptoms, help reduce relapses, slow the progression MS as well as therapies that can improve a person's ability to function and to take part in their day-to-day activities. Medications might also be prescribed to manage acute symptoms such as pain, spasticity, fatigue, and bladder difficulties. There are more options being developed now and in the future.
There are also many important lifestyle tips that some people have utilised to limit the impact of MS on their lives. Ultimately, each case of MS is different and treating and managing MS symptoms really comes down to an individual, their families, carers and loved ones finding the mix that best suits them.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT TREATMENTS
- You can make healthy choices for living well with MS - visit our MS Resources page for a range of information for people living with MS, their families and carers. You can also visit our Neurowellbeing page for community-based and online education and information workshops and programs.
- You can read about stem cell treatments in our article 'Can Blood Stem Cells Reboot the Immune System?' or you can visit MS Research Australia's website which has extensively researched information about stem cell treatments.
- Read current and reliable information about the range of medications currently available in Australia
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