10 Tips for People Newly Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis
A multiple sclerosis diagnosis can be frightening and overwhelming, but while you may feel very much alone, you are by no means the only one dealing with this condition.
Multiple sclerosis is the most common neurological disease in young adults, usually striking between ages 20 and 40. An estimated 400,000 people in the United States and 2.3 million people worldwide have MS — and there’s one new U.S. diagnosis of MS every hour, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). The good news: MS symptoms can usually be managed successfully.
“Having MS today is much different from what it was in the past, because we now have a number of new and promising treatments that do a good job at controlling symptoms,” says William Sheremata, MD, professor emeritus of clinical neurology at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine in Florida.