Wyoming Multiple Sclerosis Society
We are working together to increase independent living and quality of life for people living with multiple sclerosis.
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body.
The cause of MS is still unknown. Scientists believe that a combination of environmental and genetic factors contribute to the risk of developing MS.
The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease.
What causes MS?
Nationalmssociety.org describes multiple sclerosis as the body’s own immune system attacking the central nervous system (CNS) that causes damage, which slows or stops nerve transmission.
How is Multiple Sclerosis treated?
Unfortunately at this time, there is no cure for MS, however, comprehensive MS care begins with the diagnosis and lasts a lifetime. We can help you to work with your healthcare team to reduce disease activity, manage symptoms and maintain your quality of life. Managing MS is an ongoing process, beginning with the very first symptoms and continuing throughout the disease course. It’s never too soon or too late to think about how to access high quality, comprehensive, interdisciplinary care. Knowing what to look for, where to find it, and how to work effectively with your doctor and other health professionals are essential to your health, wellness, and quality of life.
What to look for…
Symptoms for Multiple Sclerosis vary and no two people have identical symptoms, here are some of the more common ones:
- Numbness or tingling
- Dizziness or Vertigo
- Sexual Problems
- Pain and itching
- Emotional changes
- Cognitive changes
- Bowel or bladder problems
- Vision problems
- Walking difficulties
Get more in-depth information on all of these potential symptoms
How do I live with MS?
There are many things you can do to live well with MS. If you are in need of support or resources please reach out to the MS Society and/or us at LIV Health. We’re all here for you!
- Diet and exercise
- Healthy behaviors
- Emotional well-being
- Spiritual well-being
- Cognitive health
- Engage in meaningful and rewarding activities at work, home and in your free time
- Seek and actively participate in social networks, friendships, and intimate relationships
To learn more about the MS Society check them out online
If you have questions about LIV Health’s role or how to get started, please reach out, we would love to hear from you!