MSSI Hyderabad Chapter conducted an enlightening session with Dr. Reshma Sultana Shaikh, a Neurologist from Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, on “Recent Advances & Updates in the Management of Multiple Sclerosis”.
Dr. Shaikh debunked myths surrounding MS and emphasized the importance of open communication with your doctor without hesitation. Here are some key takeaways from her insightful session:
1. Yoga is Essential:Dr. Shaikh recommends making yoga a mandatory part of your routine for overall well-being.
2. Tailored Treatment:Recognizing that MS varies for each individual, treatments are customized based on specific needs.
3. No Cure, but Treatment Available: While there’s no cure for MS, there are effective treatments to manage the condition.
4. Combatting Fatigue:Exercise is key to increasing endurance and combating fatigue associated with MS.
5. Stay Hydrated: Ensure sufficient hydration for overall health and well-being.
6. Vitamin D Connection: Dr. Shaikh highlighted the correlation between Vitamin D and MS, underlining its significance.
7. Acceptance and Adaptation: Acceptance of the disease is crucial. Dr. Shaikh encourages using walking sticks if needed for better mobility.
The session was highly interactive, allowing People with MS (PwMs) to clarify doubts, and Dr. Shaikh patiently addressed all questions.
Let’s continue spreading awareness and supporting each other on this journey!