Fighting Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis

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    Rejuvenation is an important part of managing fatigue in multiple sclerosis (MS). Rejuvenation is defined as something that “restores to a former state” or “makes you fresh or new again.” Knowing what activities provide you with energy, or allow you to rejuvenate, is a key part of managing your fatigue. When you think of energy, it is helpful to have a visual image. Imagine a jar that holds your energy. When you wake in the morning, that jar is full, or nearly full; each time you do an activity,...Read More
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    You may have heard of activities that work on strength, or balance, or endurance, but do you know what the differences are and why they are all important? Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects the myelin sheath, the covering, around the nerves, which in turn affects the speed with which messages are sent from your brain to your muscles. If you have less myelin, your nerves are less efficient in sending messages, your muscles become weaker, and you may experience loss of strength, decreased range of motion...Read More
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    For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), finding ways to condition your body or incorporating exercise into your daily routine can be challenging. For those who have never exercised or don’t even like the thought of it, it’s not as hard as you think! For those who enjoy exercising, but who now feel that exercising is more difficult because of MS and fatigue, it may be simply a matter of finding the right balance and learning to exercise within new limits. It is important to remember that, with...Read More

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Nancy Lowenstein

Nancy Lowenstein, MS, OTR/L, BCPR, is an occupational therapist with credentials in both the academic and clinical settings, Ms. Lowenstein has first-hand knowledge of the effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) and best practices in the management of the many changes this progressive disease may bring. She has been an active, contributing member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society since 2002. She is a clinical Assistant Professor at Boston University Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and an...

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