Some lifestyle changes combined with disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) may help reduce MS symptoms and slow disease progression. These include exercising and ceasing smoking, among others.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the central nervous system (CNS). Your body attacks myelin, which is the coating that protects the nerves in your brain and spinal cord.

Lifestyle changes alone won’t stop disease progression. However, they may help:

reduce symptoms
lower the number of relapses
improve overall health
adapt to and compensate for the effects of MS

Keep reading to learn more about 7 tips that could help slow the progression of MS.


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