How to Spot the Signs of an MS Flare

More than two-thirds of the approximately 1 million people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the United States have relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), which means they have periods when their symptoms are severe — relapses — and periods when their symptoms are less severe,...

How Age Affects Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms and Progression

Most people with multiple sclerosis (MS) are diagnosed between age 20 and 50, though it can occur in children as well as in older adults, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). About 85 percent of people diagnosed with MS are initially diagnosed...

Your FAQs, Answered: Does Stress Affect MS? 4 More Questions

Everyone can relate to feeling stressed from time to time. It’s part of being a human. Stress is a normal response when there’s a perceived threat to survival or your way of life. Though your body’s natural response to stress — wanting to run away from it or fight it...

MS Prognosis: Multiple Sclerosis Life Expectancy

So what is the life expectancy for people with MS? There isn’t one clear answer. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society estimates that, on average, someone with MS lives about seven years less than the general population. A study of 30,000 people in the U.S. with MS...

B-Cell Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

What Is B-Cell Therapy? B-cell therapy (also called B-cell depletion therapy) is a treatment for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). It targets cells called B cells that damage nerves in your brain and spinal cord. B-cell therapy isn’t a cure, but it can: Ease...

Why Don’t My MRI Images Match My Symptoms?

This is the burning question asked over and over – often we feel a physical decline due to our multiple sclerosis, but when the neurologist orders a new MRI to check our progress, the report often comes back ‘unchanged.’ I certainly don’t want my MRI to show new...