What To Do After Receiving A Diagnosis Of Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by on January 11, 2020 in Health with 1 Comment

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that disrupts the nervous system and causes limitations in your ability to use certain parts of your body. Receiving a diagnosis can be one of the most difficult things to experience. Your mind begins to race as you struggle with accepting your new reality. You might even visit a few doctors and experts to get a second opinion with hopes that they’ll come up with a different diagnosis.

Even though the disease is incurable, you should know that the odds of living a fulfilling life are strongly in your favor. You shouldn’t make any drastic life changes because you’re afraid you might not make it. Instead, try out these tried and trusted action points.

Learn more about the disease

The diagnosis will shake up your world in more ways than one. For one thing, it means that you now have to read up and gather as much information as you can about the disease. Accurate and up to date information is the foundation of your treatment plan and overall strategy. The more you know about the condition, the more prepared you’ll be, and that’ll enable you to live a productive and fulfilling life.

Investigate websites and forums that have a reputation for providing accurate information. There are a lot of resources out there, and unfortunately, not all of them are backed by hard evidence. You should stick to governmental websites and associations for a start. As you continue to improve your knowledge, you can identify which websites are giving reliable information and which ones are not.

Take good care of yourself

Regardless of your diagnosis, life goes on. Take life one day at a time and study yourself as you go. Find out what makes you feel good and what doesn’t quite pick you up. You can also develop a healthy diet and exercise routine to keep your body in top shape. Research has shown that exercise can help people with multiple sclerosis improve their cardiovascular fitness, strength, and general wellbeing.

If you’re going to create an exercise routine, ensure that it’s full of exercises that you love and enjoy doing. The goal is to make it a part of your daily life, and you’re not going to stick to it if you don’t like it. A healthy diet is also a great part of taking care of yourself. Try to incorporate foods like salmon, fresh fruits, and vegetables, as well as whole grains into your diet.

Protect your income and financial future

Advanced procedures like Stem Cell Treatment for MS will require some financial commitments. Even though many people are able to stay employed after a diagnosis, the disease is progressive, which means that you may eventually become unable to work. This is why it’s important to protect your financial future by not making any hasty decisions.

Getting/securing your health insurance and managing your income are two major ways that you can protect your financial future. And speaking of getting your finances in order, you may want to consult a financial planner about helping you to organize your accounts and investments to maximize your income and returns.

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  1. trudyobrian@gmail.com' Trudy O Brian says:

    Four years ago, I went numb from the waist down. After quite a few MRI’s, spinal tap, I was diagonsed with Multiple Sclerosis. I was on Avenox for almost 2 years, i had 1 year of monthly steroids IV, had to stop due to hip pain. Through my physiotherapist i learnt about a MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS HERBAL TREATMENT from R.H.G. (Rich Herbal Gardens) and their success rate with the treatment, i immediately started on the MS treatment, i experienced decline in major symptoms including hand tremor, back pain, difficulty walking, muscle paralysis and weakness, uncomfortable tingling and burning, fatigue, urinary retention,double vision, slurred speech difficulty swallowing, numbness. Visit ww w. richherbalgardens.c om I knew that a positive attitude is everything and to just believe, I’m in control of my life again.

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