Multiple sclerosis is an illness that is also called MS. With this disease, your body attacks the outside lining of the nerves called the myelin sheath. When this outer lining is harmed, the messages being sent in the nerves do not travel as fast. At times, the message is fully blocked. Doctors do not know why this happens. At this time, there is no cure.
The effects of MS vary in each person. Some people get sicker very quickly. Others stay just as they were when they were first diagnosed. Some people may seem to have times where they get sicker followed by times where they feel better. Doctors are not able to predict how you will be affected by MS.
Treatment is used to control the signs of MS. This treatment may include drugs and physical therapy. Not treating this disease will often result in progressive disability.
Our pharmacists are available daily for any concerns and questions that arise during your course of treatment, and through our patient management program, we check up on our patients at least once a month.
Our pharmacists are being updated on the newest drug regimens, in order to offer the best advice and education to our patients and their healthcare providers.
We strive for positive outcomes, and will support you and your caregiver every step of the way. For more resources and support check out https://www.nationalmssociety.org/.
Disease information obtained from: Lexicomp.com Multiple Sclerosis Discharge Instructions, Adult (Patient Education - Disease and Procedure). This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider.