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Can MS or MS Treatments Affect the Spleen?

Can MS or MS Treatments Affect the Spleen?

In multiple sclerosis (MS), lesions form in the fatty protective sheath, called myelin, that surrounds the nerves of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system or CNS). Having this chronic autoimmune disease also increases your chance of...
Posted 05/26/2022

MS and Degenerative Disc Disease: What’s the Connection?

MS and Degenerative Disc Disease: What’s the Connection?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that damages the central nervous system (CNS). Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a chronic medical condition that affects the bones and joints of the spine. These two conditions are different but...
Posted 05/25/2022

MS and Low Potassium: Causes and Management

MS and Low Potassium: Causes and Management

When you have multiple sclerosis (MS), maintaining nutrient levels through healthy eating may help you manage your symptoms. Potassium is one vital nutrient, and having low levels may result in health problems for people with MS. Several members...
Posted 05/25/2022

Piriformis Syndrome and MS Nerve Pain: Are They Related?

Piriformis Syndrome and MS Nerve Pain: Are They Related?

If you are living with multiple sclerosis (MS), you may be familiar with nerve pain, including numbness and tingling. Unfortunately, these sensations affect 8 out of 10 people living with the neurodegenerative autoimmune condition. However, it’s...
Posted 05/25/2022

Can MS or MS Treatments Cause Acne?

Can MS or MS Treatments Cause Acne?

While you might not find skin problems included in a general list of multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms, MyMSTeam members often talk about skin issues. For example, conversations about acne and red, patchy skin are fairly common on the site. Acne,...
Posted 05/25/2022

PCOS and MS: Is There a Connection?

PCOS and MS: Is There a Connection?

Many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) also live with other chronic conditions (comorbidities). The most common comorbidities that occur alongside MS include depression, anxiety, hypertension (high blood pressure), and hyperlipidemia (high...
Posted 05/25/2022

Finding the Best Mattress for Multiple Sclerosis

Finding the Best Mattress for Multiple Sclerosis

Many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) struggle to sleep well. If bladder problems, spasticity, pain, or other sleep disturbances related to MS keep you awake at night, you aren’t alone. Because poor sleep can exacerbate MS symptoms during the...
Posted 05/23/2022

MS and Broken Bones: Healing, Recovery, and Bone Health

MS and Broken Bones: Healing, Recovery, and Bone Health

A person with multiple sclerosis (MS) can also have other health conditions, known as comorbidities. One of these is osteoporosis — a condition in which bones weaken from losing mass (also called low bone density or low bone mineral density). Weak...
Posted 05/20/2022

MS Hug or Gallbladder Problems: Are the Symptoms Similar?

MS Hug or Gallbladder Problems: Are the Symptoms Similar?

There are many different symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), not to mention possible side effects of the disease-modifying therapies used to treat the condition. It can sometimes be hard to tell if what you’re feeling is related to MS itself, a...
Posted 05/19/2022

Are Trigeminal Neuralgia and MS Related?

Are Trigeminal Neuralgia and MS Related?

If you’ve been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) along with multiple sclerosis (MS), you aren’t alone. Both conditions are related to demyelination — damage to the protective coating (myelin) that covers nerve fibers.Because TN can cause...
Posted 05/17/2022
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