Living better with multiple sclerosis

Are there evidence-based lifestyle changes that can be advised for patients with MS?

Maria, 42, a former nurse who often undertook shiftwork, has had MS since her early 30s, and is now severely disabled by her symptoms.

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She is aware shiftwork is a known risk factor for MS and seeks advice about healthy lifestyle factors that may improve her wellbeing.1

A structured, multidisciplinary rehabilitation program combined with physical therapies, particularly exercise, can improve function and play an important role in maintaining muscle strength, mobility, quality of life and reduced fatigue.2