MS is an incurable neurological condition, commonly diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40 years. It is three times more common in women than in men.
Treatments and strategies are available that can help people manage MS depending on their particular symptoms and the form of MS they are suffering from. Symptoms include extreme tiredness, muscle weakness, numbness, blurred vision and balance issues.
Around 85% of MS sufferers are diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS.1 Knowing what your type of MS is can help you and your care team manage your condition better.
Whilst you can’t predict how MS will affect you, there are certain strategies you can use to improve your life with MS.
Similarly, there are things you can do day-to-day to help manage some of your relapse symptoms.
Being diagnosed with MS
MS sufferers discuss their diagnosis, symptoms and how the disease impacts their lives.
1. Multiple Sclerosis Society UK website: www.mssociety.org.uk (accessed in August 2015).
Date of preparation: November 2015 MUL15-C020a