In previous articles you have had the opportunity to read about MS (Multiple sclerosis) and what it means to be diagnosed with MS. In this article we will tell you more about why and how you can start exercising when you are diagnosed with MS.
What characterizes MS is that different areas of the central nervous system are affected during the course of the disease. The symptoms therefore vary depending on where in the central nervous system the inflammation occurs. Inflammation of the optic nerve is a common way for the disease to begin, and then it is the vision that is affected. Inflammation of a pathway in the brain can affect the mobility of a hand. An inflammation of the cerebellum can cause you to become shaky and dizzy. Inflammation of the spinal cord may make it difficult to urinate. You may not be able to start urinate or urinating all the time, you lose control of the bladder. Another common symptom is spasticity – which means that the muscles aret ense and weak and that mobility is impaired. Read more about spasticity here.
Previously, people with MS were given advice not to exert too much effort. Now you know that physical activity and exercise help maintain function and are good for health and exercise help maintain function and are good for health and well-being. It is therefore important to be as physically active as possible, but the activities may need to be adapted. A physical therapist (physiotherapist) can advise offer specific training and prescribe prescriptions (FaR) on physical activity. Scientific studies show that training, when you have MS, leads to better fitness and muscle strength, increased balance and walking ability, and reduced fatigue.
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– Invest in a form of exercise you like
– A little is better than nothing – set up reasonable goals
– Schedule training
– Feel free to work out with someone
– Use a training diary
– Use pedometers or activity bracelets
Man has a great ability to adapt to different situations. With the right help, it is possible to reduce symptoms and, among other things, improve function, mobility and strength.
Our unique aid Mollii relieves a variety of symptoms that orginates from various neurological injuries and diseases such as Cerebral Palsy, spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury, stroke and MS.
Mollii is a suit consisting of a pair of trousers, a jacket and a detachable control unit which is used one hour every other day. The positive effects of stimulating the muscles with low frequency electric current is that you increase the ability to control your body and also contribute to higher quality of life.