WHAT IS MS?

Friday - - Health -

Mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis is a neu­ro­log­i­cal con­di­tion. Symp­toms vary greatly but can in­clude vi­sion prob­lems, fa­tigue, numb­ness, pins and nee­dles and prob­lems with mo­bil­ity.

Most people are di­ag­nosed be­tween the ages of 20 and 40. There is no cure yet, but treat­ments in­clude phys­io­ther­apy and drugs such as steroids and painkillers. Many sufferers like Karen find reiki, re­flex­ol­ogy, home­pa­thy and hyp­nother­apy help ease symp­toms.

Visit the MS So­ci­ety at www. msso­ci­ety.org.uk.

Karen is sup­port­ing chil­dren’s char­ity Ac­tion Med­i­cal Re­search, which is cur­rently fund­ing two re­search projects on MS. See www.ac­tion.org.uk/our_re­search.

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