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The MS Explained video series aims to help you with your Multiple Sclerosis (MS) by providing advice and answers that support you with the challenges you face daily.

Through the MS Explained videos, our experts take you through a number of different topics you might experience during your MS journey. These include helping you to better understand your MS symptoms and how to spot and track them, signs of progression and coping with the impact of MS and how to best manage it, as well as some ideas for how best to live with MS day-to-day, with tips on staying active with MS, managing your mental health and how to deal with pain.

MS can feel like you're learning a whole new language. It may feel overwhelming at times but getting clued up on these terms can be very helpful when it comes to having positive conversations with your doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. The MS Explained Dictionary Terms are also here to provide easy explanations to help you translate tricky MS wording into everyday language.

By understanding and managing your MS as early as possible, you will be in the best position to control and delay future progression.

VIDEO SERIES

MS Explained Videos

Early symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Identifying early symptoms of MS is important. In this video we look at how to identify MS symptoms as quickly as possible to help diagnose and receive the best course of treatment.

SPEAKER: Dee Stoneman, Global Brand Medical Director - Neuroscience at Novartis

How is Multiple Sclerosis diagnosed?

Everyone’s MS journey is different, but there are some similarities. We take you through how MS is diagnosed and what steps or tests you can expect to experience. 


SPEAKER: Dee Stoneman, Global Brand Medical Director - Neuroscience at Novartis

How to spot physical and cognitive symptoms

In this video, we look at how MS can affect many different areas of the body and can present itself in a variety of symptoms. We discuss how to track both cognitive and physical symptom changes to help you and your doctors manage your care.

SPEAKER: Dr. Thomas Hach, Global Brand Medical Director – Neuroscience at Novartis

Useful tips to stay safe during the pandemic

Watch as we discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with MS and tips on how to avoid infection.


SPEAKER: Dee Stoneman, Global Brand Medical Director - Neuroscience at Novartis

Wellbeing and MS: Exercises for your brain and body

In this video, we take you through the benefits of physiotherapy and Pilates on cognition, symptom identification and physical wellbeing. We show you a few Pilates exercises tailored for people living with MS, such as full body integration or resistance exercises.

SPEAKER: Rachel Changer, Physiotherapist and APPO Pilates Instructor

Wellbeing and MS: The Benefits of Pilates


In this video, we talk about the benefits of regular movement and how body-weight exercise, like Pilates, can help manage MS symptoms, such as imbalance or loss of coordination. We also provide some simple Pilates-based exercises you can try at home.

SPEAKER: Rachel Changer, Physiotherapist and APPO Pilates Instructor

MS and depression: mental health and coping strategies

Around half of all people with MS will experience depression at some point in their lives. In this video, we explore some of the reasons why depression and low mood are so prevalent in MS and share some mindfulness tools and techniques that could help support a healthy mind.

SPEAKER: Dr. Agne Straukiene, Consultant Neurologist at Torbay, South Devon NHS foundation Trust in Torbay, England

MS and work: How MS could impact job prospects

​​​​​​Nearly half of the people living with MS stop working three years after diagnosis. In this video, we discuss the importance of considering legal and personal aspects before talking to your employer or retraining.
 

SPEAKER: Emma Rogan, MS advocate living with MS

MS pathophysiology and how to manage fatigue and pain

Fatigue and pain are very common symptoms experienced by people living with MS. In this video, we discuss what happens in your brain when you experience pain and fatigue and how to deal with these symptoms.
 

SPEAKER: Dr Javier Sotoca, Neurologist (MS Specialist)

MS pathophysiology: Will my MS get worse?

Nearly 90% of people living with MS experience relapses, with new or worsening symptoms. In this video, we take you through the different early or later common symptoms. We discuss how tracking symptom changes can help you, and your doctors, manage your care.

SPEAKER: Dr Xavier Montalban, Chair of Neurology, Hospital Vall d’Hebron and Director of the MS Centre of Catalonia

 

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