Managing the Symptoms of MS

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Managing the Symptoms of MS


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The fully updated and revised sixth edition of the definitive guide to clinically tested and proven methods for effectively managing all of the symptoms characteristic of MS and MS treatment.

Based on the most up-to-date disease management strategies, medical and research breakthroughs, and latest drug therapies, Dr. Randall T. Schapiro provides the information you need to manage both the disease and symptoms, and make everyday life easier. New chapters offer essential advice for those newly diagnosed with the disease, and those who experience more symptoms with age.

Managing the Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis features comprehensive treatment options for:

  • Fatigue
  • Spasticity
  • Tremor
  • Incontinence
  • Speech and swallowing difficulties
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Cognitive difficulties


Product Details

  • Publication Date July 16, 2014
  • Page Count 232
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303649

About The Author(s)

Dr. Randall Schapiro MD

Randall T. Schapiro, MD, is Medical Director of The Schapiro Center for Multiple Sclerosis at the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology and a Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Minnesota. He serves on the National Board of the National MS Society, the Medical Advisory Board of both the National and International MS Societies, and is a founding member and first elected president of the Consortium of MS Centers.

Table of Contents

"Part I. The Disease and Its Management
; Chapter 1: What is Multiple Sclerosis?
; Chapter 2: For the Newly Diagnosed
; Chapter 3: Managing the Disease Process
; Part II. Managing MS Symptoms
; A. Movement and Walking
; Chapter 4: Fatigue
; Chapter 5: Spasticity
; Chapter 6: Weakness
; Chapter 7: Tremor and Balance
; Chapter 8: Paroxysmal Symptoms
; Chapter 9: Mobility: Putting it All Together
; Chapter 10: Pressure Sores
; B. Bladder and Bowel
; Chapter 11: Bladder Symptoms
; Chapter 12: Bowel Symptoms
; C. Speech and Swallowing
; Chapter 13: Speech Difficulties
; Chapter 14: Swallowing Difficulties
; D. Sensory Disturbances
; Chapter 15: Vision
; Chapter 16: Pain
; Chapter 17: Dizziness and Vertigo
; Chapter 18: Numbness, Cold Feet, and Swollen Ankles
; E. Cognition and Memory
; Chapter 19: Cognitive Difficulties
; Part III. Your Total Health
; Chapter 20: Diet and Nutrition
; Chapter 21: Exercise
; Chapter 22: Sexuality
; Chapter 23: Adapting to Multiple Sclerosis
; Chapter 24: Aging with Multiple Sclerosis
; Part IV. Appendices
; A.Glossary
; B.Exercises for Spasticity
; C.Transfers and Mobility
; D.Resources

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