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Progressive multiple sclerosis is a misnomer

Barts-MS rose-tinted-odometer: ★ In my opinion, the term ‘progressive multiple sclerosis’ is a misnomer. In general, progression means improvement, which is one of the reasons I prefer the term ‘late-stage MS’, which not only differentiates the terminologies but captures the associated disability that comes with this phase of the disease. It is important to stress that the pathologies that drive...

#DietSpeak: is there an ideal MS diet?

Barts-MS rose-tinted-odometer: ★★★★★ I am always being asked about what is the ideal diet for someone with MS. The simple answer is there is no ideal MS diet. What you eat is about personal choices and has to be compatible with your cultural background and your social circumstances. There is so much more to eating food than what you actually eat. I have written a piece on Medium called ‘Diet as a...

#ClinicSpeak: a double-whammy

If you thought having MS was bad enough the Swedish study below confirms that people with MS are more likely to have a raft of other diseases, which include cardiovascular disease (CVD), stroke, heart failure, venous thromboembolism, other autoimmune conditions, bowel dysfunction, depression and fractures. These results replicate what we see from other studies and are not dissimilar what we see...

#ClinicSpeak: vaccinations

In clinic yesterday a patient told me that a vaccine post they read on the blog was very confusing. After reading it they didn’t know what to do. It is important to emphasise that this blog is primarily about MS research and not necessarily about clinical advice. I always tag my clinical posts with the hashtag #ClinicSpeak. In future, I will also colour code them. Will this help?The...

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