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Health Tip: Living With Multiple Sclerosis

Health Tip: Living With Multiple Sclerosis

10/01/10

(HealthDay News) -- Although multiple sclerosis lasts a lifetime, symptoms may come and go.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says it's important to stay as healthy as possible, despite your illness. The academy offers these suggestions:

  • Stick to a healthy diet with nutritious foods that are low-fat and fiber-rich.
  • With your doctor's approval, exercise regularly. Stretching is an excellent way to manage stiffness and help improve mobility.
  • Get plenty of sleep each night, and rest when you need it.
  • Avoid extreme temperatures, especially extreme heat. Take care when using hot tubs or saunas.
  • Ask family, friends and other loved ones for support and encouragement.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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