Could You Have MS? 16 Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

What is MS? Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system, meaning it affects the brain and spinal cord. In the most common type symptoms come and go. However, MS is tricky. Because so many other conditions can also cause similar symptoms. On the other side, it can take …

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Stop the Stigma: Mental Health Webcast Series

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The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) in partnership with the Mood Disorder Society of Canada (MDSC) is pleased to present a series of three free broadcasts in the Stop the Stigma mental health webcast series. These webcasts focus on the stigma of mental illness among health care professions and in relation to Anxiety …

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Even with TN pain You are Not Your MS!

by Dawn Keegan Waking up in TN pain is very disheartening. I went to bed the other night feeling fine – relaxed, happy, and looking forward to a fun weekend of family events. I woke up to searing pain in my eyes and ears. I know this pain. It visits …

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75% of Americans are Chronically Dehydrated

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By Dr. Garrett Christensen D.C. In a world with so many wonderful flavorful beverages available to us it’s no wonder that water takes the back seat. The human body is composed of 75 percent water. Trillions of cells depend on H2O to function properly and to communicate effectively with each …

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Hiking with MS (and a trusty cooling vest)

I have always loved the wilderness. I have spent most of my life in the Pacific Northwest and summers meant camping with my family, inner-tubing on the rivers and hiking in the mountains. As I grew older, hiking remained one of the few physical activities that I continued to enjoy …

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MiSsing: One Autopilot

In 2003 my Multiple Sclerosis arrived and my autopilot disappeared. I was a full-time graduate student, commuting 50 miles each way to school. I had two young sons. I was a wife, trusted friend, reliable sister and daughter. I was actively involved in local civic organizations. I carved out “me …

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Low Thyroid Function and Multiple Sclerosis

Approximately 20 million people In the United States take some form of thyroid medication. An estimated 13 to 15 million additional Americans may be undiagnosed for low thyroid function. Although the exact numbers for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis are not established, in my clinical experience a fair number of people …

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Multiple Sclerosis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Is There A Link and What Can You Do About Treating It

The carpal tunnel is the area in the wrist where the median nerve passes through a region of surrounding bone, ligaments, and connective tissue as it spreads its nerve fibers to different areas of the hand and fingers. Its nerve distribution includes the palm, thumb and first three fingers. Compression …

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Adrenal Hormone Testing and Multiple Sclerosis – The Role of Cortisol and Controlling Inflammation

Cortisol is one of our body’s natural anti-inflammatory chemicals. Without adequate cortisol we lose the ability to fight infection, control healthy organ function and maintain proper hormone levels. A recent post by Linda Cox about a new drug therapy for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) called Acthar which stimulates ACTH production highlights …

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Multiple Sclerosis and Fatigue – Why Are You So Tired?

Fatigue as defined by Webster’s medical dictionary is as follows: weariness or exhaustion from labor, exertion, or stress, and the temporary loss of power to respond induced in a sensory receptor or motor end organ by continued stimulation. Essentially, fatigue is the lack/loss of energy needed to maintain normal function …

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