Hearing the latest on MS research findings doesn’t always happen easily. Unless you are part of a support group, subscribe to MS publications, or request the latest on Multiple Sclerosis from an MS website, you might not hear about a particular finding right away. It’s always beneficial to keep on top of what’s happening in the world of MS research. Learning about new and improved drugs or techniques might help you with a current issue you are facing with this autoimmune disease.

When you visit your doctor for a regular check-up, most doctors will tell patients about any new MS research being conducted. It doesn’t hurt to ask for this information either if the doctor doesn’t offer it up front. Getting fresh data is helpful in learning of any medications, procedures, or other advancements being made in the world of Multiple Sclerosis research.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society website is an excellent source of information, including research findings. The US National Library of Medicine often has a section filled with the latest medical news and many MS topics are discussed there. Research findings are posted from reputable sources, which is a great way to make sure the information you are receiving is correct. The Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre of the UK has a website with a section designated for MS news and specific drugs used to treat Multiple Sclerosis are also talked about.


The Benefits of MS Research


MS research offers hope to not only the people who currently have Multiple Sclerosis, but also to the individuals who may be diagnosed with it in the future. Without continued research, there wouldn’t be the option of oral medications for MS, which are relatively new. Prior to the discovery of fingolimod, all drugs for Multiple Sclerosis had to be administered via injection. Not everyone is comfortable with giving themselves injections, but few people have qualms over taking an oral medication. Fingolimod became the first oral drug for MS that slowed progression of the disease. There’s no way this medication would have occurred without research taking place.

Studies performed on patients with MS have helped researchers delve deeper into the use of MRIs. Taking an MRI scan not only helps doctors see how much damage has been done and where current lesions are active, but these scans can tell a doctor if the MS medication is doing its job as well. If an MRI shows no change has been made after a specific medication has been administered, then the doctor can act quickly to prescribe a different variety. The latest on MS research also enables individuals to be provided with new ways to alleviate symptoms. Without the ability to have latest on Multiple Sclerosis findings available, many MS patients find it challenging to have positive thoughts about the future.


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