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Whether to stop disease-modifying therapy (DMT) in older patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) can be a fraught topic. Guidelines acknowledge that there are limited data to guide the decision and suggest that clinicians and patients can make this call together.
The first symptoms to come to mind at the mention of multiple sclerosis (MS) are likely to be walking difficulty, vision problems, and increased fatigue. During the past 25 years, many therapies that effectively reduce these symptoms have been introduced. These therapeutic successes have enabled researchers and neurologists to focus on an aspect of MS that sometimes has been overlooked: cognitive symptoms.
Multiple sclerosis won’t stop April Hester from going the distance – literally. She and her husband have embraced exercise as an outlet to improve symptoms and quality of life, largely through hiking. After having hiked the Palmetto Trail in South Carolina three times, they now plan to hike the entire Appalachian Trail.
About one in every three patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) uses complementary medicine in addition to conventional disease-modifying therapy.
Major federally funded studies are underway to help neurologists better assess a growing array of multiple sclerosis treatments, including competing tablets.
But in the near term, physicians and people with MS will continue to have to make certain educated guesses when choosing medications.