Question: What should you not say to someone with MS?

How do you comfort someone with MS?

Ask how your friend is doing, then be ready to listen. Listening without judgment or interruption is one of the most helpful things you can do for any friend, including one with MS. Ask how you can help — but be honest about what you can provide, and say no if you really cant give what your friend needs.

What people with MS should avoid?

In addition, avoiding low-nutrient foods may help with managing MS symptoms and potentially slow disease progression. Its recommended that people with MS avoid certain foods, including processed meats, refined carbs, junk foods, trans fats, and sugar-sweetened beverages.

What is wrong with a person who has multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system that can affect the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. Common symptoms include fatigue, bladder and bowel problems, sexual problems, pain, cognitive and mood changes such as depression, muscular changes and visual changes.

Can people with MS still talk?

Advanced MS They may no longer be able to speak, write, or walk, and they may need dedicated care to meet their needs. MS is not a fatal condition, except in the very rare cases when it progresses rapidly. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society explain that MS can shorten a persons life by up to 7 years, however.

What help is available for MS sufferers?

Grants & ProgramsEmergency Assistance Grant. Help with rent, utilities, or medication may be Health and Wellness Grant. Healthcare Assistance Grant. Homecare Assistance Grant. Assistive Technology Program. Brighter Tomorrow Grant. Computer Program. Cooling Program.More items

What virus causes multiple sclerosis?

A variety of viruses have been linked to MS , including Epstein-Barr, the virus that causes infectious mononucleosis. Race. White people, particularly those of Northern European descent, are at highest risk of developing MS .

Is there financial help for MS patients?

MS Focus Emergency Assistance Grant provides full or partial financial assistance for urgent needs related to rent, utilities, or medication. To learn more, call our National Toll-Free Helpline at 888-MS Focus (888-673-6287), email, or start your application now.

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