Being diagnosed with MS doesn’t mean you simply start taking medicine the doctor prescribes and all will be fine. There are alterations Multiple Sclerosis patients must make in their daily lives. These changes are going to become a way of life and not a temporary adjustment. The proper medication and accurate doses will be determined by your doctor. You will need to remember to take this medicine regularly to prevent flare-ups and the disease from progressing quickly. MS research has brought about many drugs that have proven to be highly successful in different stages of Multiple Sclerosis.
Most MS patients experience a lost of mobility; some more so than others. You’ll need to be prepared for this and learn how to adjust your living style to work around having limited mobility. Special equipment can be purchased, rented, or borrowed to make life easier for MS patients with a loss in physical independence.
Changes in diet and adding in some supplements never hurts either. A diet for Multiple Sclerosis patients can include changes such as; limiting the amount of saturated fats consumed and eliminating trans-fats altogether, eating more plant based foods, and adding beneficial spices, such as garlic, oregano, rosemary, and cinnamon to food. It wouldn’t hurt to take daily supplements on top of these dietary changes as well. Omega 3, Omega 6, vitamin D, and B12 are all excellent supplements that are beneficial to MS patients.
Exercises for Multiple Sclerosis Patients
Pictures of Multiple Sclerosis patients performing exercises might be very helpful if you are wondering how a certain exercise can be adjusted for someone with limited mobility. Many MS patients need help with balance or coordination. Use resistance training and balance equipment to maintain muscles required for remaining stable and mobile. Exercises are designed to be utilized by MS patients who are in a wheelchair, using a walker, or at any stage of mobility.
If any special exercise equipment is needed or any other type of furnishings to make life with MS a bit easier to manage, a few foundations offer services to help collect and distribute such items. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, NORD’s MS Co-payment Assistance Program, and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation can all be contacted for more information on what type of financial assistance they each have available to Multiple Sclerosis Patients. Different programs within each organization offer financial assistance for an assortment of needs.