5 Natural Remedies For Multiple Sclerosis

A man sleeping on a sofaMultiple sclerosis can get you down both physically and mentally. But just because you’re down, doesn’t mean you can’t get back up. These five suggestions may help relieve some symptoms of MS:

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1. Get plenty of rest. Fatigue is a common symptom of multiple sclerosis. Although generally it’s unrelated to your activity level, resting may make you feel less tired. It sounds so simple, but it’s true. Try to get anywhere between 6 to 8 hours asleep each night.  And if your day call for it, a 30-45 minute nap during the day may help.

2. Exercise. Regular exercise, such as walking, swimming, weight training and other physical activity, may offer some benefits if you have mild to moderate MS. Benefits of physical activity include improved strength, muscle tone, balance and coordination, bladder and bowel control, and less fatigue and depression. Exercise also has been known to help with bladder issues–one of the main symptoms patients worry about with MS.

A simple goal to walk 20 minutes every morning or evening is a great way to start.  Remember, it doesn’t have to be a great and strenuous workout, but dedicated time to get your body moving may help.