Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Should You See A Specialist For Your MS?

Previous generations of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis didn’t have many treatment options. The phrase ‘diagnose and adios’ became popular in the MS community for a reason. If new neurologic events occurred, neurologists could offer steroids for relapses but that was about it. Some patients were told not to exercise or have children for fears of making the disease worse, presumptions we now know are incorrect.

In the care of MS, we’ve come a long way. It is now generally accepted that MS is a chronic but treatable disease that requires long-term care from a neurologist. Due to improved diagnostic criteria, better understanding of the disease mechanisms, and multiple disease-modifying therapies, the treatment landscape for MS has become rich and complicated.

Effective disease management that improves health outcomes is vital to maximizing quality of life for MS patients worldwide. As such, it is important for patients to be able to access specialist care from healthcare professionals who have experience and training in addressing the specific needs of MS patients and their caregivers.

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Should You See An MS Specialist?

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