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Multiple Sclerosis Etiquette Guide

Multiple Sclerosis a simple etiquette guide for people who don't have multiple sclerosis MS: DOS AND DON'TS Do know that Do know that MS is just a part of who I am, not who I am. Do know that MS is different for everyone. although there is no cure for MS. it can be treated. I am an interesting person who happens to have MS - it does not define me. Try not to ignore or overemphasise my MS when you inferact with me. MS is not a single, specific disease but a collection of unpredictable symptoms that affects each person differently & varies in individuals over time. Although MS is chronic, treatments are available that can control symptoms, reduce flare-ups & slow the progression of the disease. Don't assume that I am lazy. Don't assume that because I have MS, I can't work. Don't be over protective because I have MS. Fatigue is a common symptom of MS and also one of the most challenging and misunderstood. Please understand when I need to sleep, I need to sleep. I can still work if I choose to with MS. With milder forms of MS and a few simple adjustments, I can work as well as anyone. I can still do most things with MS, but I know my limits. Please don't patronise or pity me. If you want to know more, just ask me - that way we won't misunderstand each other. Do know that women with MS can have children. Do know that MS is not contagious. Do know that you can get MS at any age. Women with MS can have children. MS doesn't increase the risk of infertility, miscarriage, birth defects, or labour problems. MS is not contagious or directly inherited. Studies do suggest that some genetic & environmental factors increase the risk of Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50. However, young children, teenagers, & the elderly can also develop MS. developing MS. Don't assume that I can't live a full and active life with MS. Don't assume that because I have MS, I will need a wheelchair. Don't assume that MS is a rare condition. MS is not a fatal disease. Most people with MS have normal or near normal life expectancy. Although MS is a potentially disabling disease, most people will not need a walking aid or wheelchair to get around. Even if they do, they can still bé productive & happy. MS is one of the most common neurological conditions among young adults. 100,000 people live with MS in the UK. Your Life SPECIALISTS IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS LIFE INSURANCE wWW.YOURLIFEPROTECTED.CO.UK PROTECTED

Multiple Sclerosis Etiquette Guide

shared by tomblogger on Sep 10
An infographic for people without MS to help them understand with some simple Dos and Don'ts more about Multiple Sclerosis.


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