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Healthy Living with Multiple Sclerosis

Stay Well... and Well Informed...

People who have MS can lead a full and satisfying life. Every person’s experience is different with some having no limitations to others having significant limitations. For some people, these limitations can be a part of every-day life. At times, MS symptoms may interfere with work or social activities and may require making adjustments in daily routines. Individuals can experience difficulty with walking or driving, completing household tasks, managing finances, or completing work functions.

Fortunately, treatments are available to help with symptom management and there are rehabilitation strategies to address these limitations. It is also important to note that in addition to addressing MS symptoms, individuals should also pay attention to their overall health and quality of life. Managing stress, increasing exercise and quitting smoking will help in general and specifically with MS management. The VA has led the way in Rehabilitation Medicine and in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. These services are available to Veterans with MS. 

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Be Prepared for the Seasonal Flu and Pertussis

Nine Healthy Living Messages

Music Therapy in MS

Stay Well with MS

Understanding How MS Can Affect Your Cognition

Caregiver Wellness

Getting the Most Out of Your Doctor’s Visit

Occupational Therapy in MS Rehabilitation

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