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How to Manage the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

By Editorial Team (Y)
March 12, 2022
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Medications

There are prescribed medications that support managing ms symptoms, but in the case of DMTs, a patient should adjust to a schedule.

Diet and exercise

Regular exercise improves physical and mental health, so it is usually advised to MS patients to join a special yoga class or a swimming pool. It is also best to consult a doctor to create a multiple sclerosis physical exercise plan.

A well-balanced diet rich in nutrients and fiber improves overall health.

Multiple sclerosis diet should mainly consist of:

  • a variety of fruits and vegetables;
  • lean sources of protein, such as fish and skinless poultry;
  • whole grains and other sources of fiber;
  • nuts;
  • legumes;
  • low-fat dairy products;
  • adequate amounts of water and other fluids.

It’s advised to limit or avoid:

  • saturated fat;
  • trans fat;
  • red meats;
  • foods and beverages high in sugar;
  • foods high in sodium;
  • highly processed foods.

In case of other medical conditions, consult a doctor to create a special multiple sclerosis diet and dietary supplements plan.

For more information on MS diet click here.

Other complementary therapies

The following therapies may help with managing ms symptoms so that patients feel less stressed and more relaxed:

  • meditation;
  • ms massage therapy;
  • tai chi;
  • acupuncture;
  • hypnotherapy.

Click here to read more about treatment of the nervous system.

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