Our home and live in carers have experience working with and supporting people living with multiple sclerosis. They can accompany you and loved ones to hospital, provide a superb level of care at home or help with errands around the home. Here's our short guide providing you with an overview of multiple sclerosis. If we can help contact us at 0208 886 0686 or use one of the forms to schedule a callback.
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Multiple sclerosis (also known as MS) is a neurological condition, this means it affects the brain, nerves and spinal cord.
There are many different symptoms relating to multiple sclerosis that can occur in many different parts of the body. It's symptoms are sometimes only mild but it often causes severe disability. Most people won't be affected by all of these symptoms.
A person's vision, speech, swallowing, movement in the arms and legs may be affected as well as difficulties with walking, balance, fatigue (feeling tired), spams, stiffness and bladder problems. Other symptoms of multiple sclerosis can be affects on memory, thinking, emotions and also sexual function.
Multiple sclerosis can be diagnosed by a neurologist following a visit to a GP. MS is best managed with drugs (as advised by medical professionals) as well as diet, exercise and other therapies.