An MS Hug is caused by spasm in the intercostal muscles ofthe rib cage. It is commonly known as Banding or Girdling and can persist for days.
An MS Hug is not a cosy cuddle by the fire. An MS Hug is the name given to a tight constriction across the chest.
I did not associate hearing loss with multiple sclerosis but, it is a real, albeit quite rare, MS symptom caused by a lesion in the brain stem
Fewer than 6% of MSers list a hearing deficit among their MS symptoms but, a neurological condition like multiple sclerosis can cause many physical symptoms.
Why is Chronic Fatigue in MS such a debilitating symptom of Multiple Sclerosis? It has a lot to do with dysfunctional mitochondria in cells.
This chronic fatigue is not just being physically tired, it is also being emotionally tired and cognitively tired.
The Palaeolithic Diet also known a the caveman diet is a dietary regime purported to be benificial for multiple sclerosis and other chronic illnesses.
The palaeolithic diet is the basis for the renowned Wahls Protocol devised by Dr Terry Wahls in response to her own MS diagnosis.
It is important that you understand the importance of the right blood type diet if you wish to enjoy optimal health from the food you eat.
The correct human diet has evolved over the years as the environment we live in has changed over the years.
The Wahls Protocol is a revolutionary diet and exercise plan to rejuvinate your mitochondria and help you overcome chronic illness.
This radical treatment has been devised by Dr Terry Wahls after she was disgnosed with and severely disabled by Multiple Sclerosis.
A Magical Sense is a book by a lady with MS. Sue Chanbers describes her diagnosis with this autoimmune disease with great humour and stoicism
It takes a strong character to take adiagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis and turn it in to a witty and informative book that is well worth reading.
We all know we cannot cure MS but, we can do a lot to mitigate the worst of the symptoms. We need to learn to love our mitochondria and keep them well fed.
As a fully paid-up MS Warrior, I refuse to allow this disease to have the upper hand. It is a struggle and one heck of a fight. But, I will win!
Recent test have shown lipoic acid to have neuroprotective benefits. This substance should be produced in the body but, supplements can help maintain levels.
Lipoic acid for neuroprotection in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis: demonstrated in a randomised placebo-controlled pilot.
A healthy Mediterranean diet has been shown to reduce your risk of heart disease and extend your life expectancy by supplementing your diet with Olive Oil.
Michael Mosley take us through all the benefits of eating in the Mediterranean style with fresh fruit and vegetables.