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Mobility and managing everyday life: Exercises

A physiotherapist would normally recommend a programme of management geared to the diagnosis of your mobility problems. The main aim of exercising is to: • try and keep as many muscles as possible in good working order; • strengthen those that have become weak; • help keep joints mobile; • help prevent them from getting […]

Fatigue, cognitive problems and depression: Fatigue

Fatigue or tiredness is one of the most debilitating symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis and one that worries many people. Up to 90% of people with MS experience overwhelming tiredness at least some of the time. Fatigue in MS is often associated with: • heat (or being hot); • activity – using motor skills, or being […]

Fatigue, cognitive problems and depression

Until a few years ago, the symptoms associated with MS that we discuss in this chapter were often ignored or underplayed by doctors and neurologists. This was, in part, because MS was considered then to produce mainly – often only – physical symptoms directly (and obviously) related to the damage occurring in the nervous system. […]

Sexual relationships: Problems during intercourse

Incontinence If you haven’t had one already, visit your doctor for an assessment of the problems you have with incontinence. Try and ensure that you have no urinary infections, which can make your bladder problems worse if left untreated. The following advice can help reduce the risk of ‘accidents’ during intercourse: • Reduce your intake […]

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

There are many symptoms associated with MS that occur to a greater or lesser degree. Some are more debilitating than others; some cause more inconvenience. They can, for example, include problems with: • urinary and bowel function • pain and changes in sensation and dizziness • tiredness • depression and cognitive or memory impairment • […]