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Diet, Exercise & Healthy Behaviors

Brian
Diagnosed in 2012

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For a person living with MS, physical wellness involves much more than disease and symptom management. Research shows that a healthy diet, exercise, not smoking, ongoing preventive care and management of other medical conditions not only contribute to overall health but can also impact a person’s MS progression and lifespan.

MS management is an essential component of optimal physical wellness. Managing MS includes:
  • modifying the disease course,
  • treating relapses (also called exacerbations or attacks),
  • managing symptoms and
  • ongoing rehabilitation to promote functional mobility, safety, independence and participation at home, at work and in the community. 
An ongoing collaboration with your primary care physician and neurologist can help ensure a comprehensive health management plan — and that your overall health doesn't take a back seat to your MS —  including age-related preventive healthcare and vaccinations, and careful attention to any co-existing medical conditions that can affect overall health and lifespan, as well as the course of MS.

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