To alter the course of the disease, a number of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) are available which are designed to help slow down the long-term progression of MS. These treatments, or disease-modifying agents, have been shown in clinical trials to be effective in decreasing the frequency of relapses and the number of lesions in the brain or spinal cord. Some of these medications have also been shown to slow down the rate at which a person with MS accumulates disability. Using DMTs is one way to fight back against MS.
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Slowing Down the Long-Term Progression of MS by Using Disease-Modifying Therapies (DMTs)