Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Common Myths about Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is often misunderstood, and for many people, the very name suggests things like permanent disability and visions of wheelchairs. The truth is that MS is a manageable disease, and a great many people with MS live active, fulfilling lives. That said, the progression of multiple sclerosis differs from person to person, so it's hard to gauge how the disease will affect each individual.

Myth #1: Multiple sclerosis is a fatal disease.

Myth #2: Since there is no cure for MS, there are no treatments for MS.

Myth #3: Everyone with MS ends up in a wheelchair.

Myth #4: Multiple sclerosis isn't a physically painful condition.

Myth #5: People diagnosed with MS should immediately quit work and go on disability.

Myth #6: People with multiple sclerosis shouldn’t have children.

Myth #7: Multiple sclerosis only affects white people.

Myth #8: Multiple sclerosis is caused by heavy-metal poisoning, aspartame, poor diet or negative thinking.

Myth #9: Natural treatments are "safer" and more effective than prescription medication.

Myth #10: Multiple sclerosis is easy to diagnose.

Read this post in its entirety:

Top Ten Common MS Myths - Busted!!

1 comment:

  1. A myth you left out: NO prescription drug can stop MS or cure it.