Where YOU can Learn More About Multiple Sclerosis!

Jul 19, 2021 | Health Library

When people begin to develop a symptom they’ve never experienced before, including: vision loss, dizziness, mood swings, severe back pain, numbness and more, we begin to wonder what our bodies are dealing with. It is stressful.  It is upsetting and it produces a lot of anxiety for the average person.  Searching the Internet for information only exacerbates this.  Therefore, it is essential, more now than ever, that people who believe they are struggling with an auto-immune disease like Multiple Sclerosis, can find the appropriate resources to give them the information they need – from a credible source. Below you will find some tried and true resources on Multiple Sclerosis that you can count on.  And if you’re concerned about your symptoms, remember, you aren’t alone.

Start with medical and MS foundational websites when looking on the Internet for information. Whether you are on your phone, laptop, tablet, or your computer at work, you always can use your electronics to conduct simple research on what Multiple Sclerosis – and any other auto immune disorders are.  While neurological in nature, their impact is far greater.  

Here are some reliable websites that you can visit to learn more about MS.  They include: the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (https://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Clinical-Care/About-MS), medically reviewed websites such as Healthline (https://www.healthline.com/health/multiple-sclerosis), and highly prestigious college websites such as Johns Hopkins University’s article (https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/centers_clinics/multiple_sclerosis/conditions/). 

Keep in mind, while these are some of the top websites today that you can access to learn more about Multiple Sclerosis, there are hundreds and thousands of other informative websites that focus on everything from diagnosis to nutrition to care. Additionally, some of those other websites will also be able to provide you with information that a different website may not have listed in their information on MS. As with anything else, please remember to check with your doctor before trying or changing your medical care.

Now, a second option to learn about Multiple Sclerosis if you are seeking human interaction over using the internet to find information, would be to see a reliable and well-known medical professional, such as a doctor, near where you are residing. Many doctors will do a Zoom-based telemedicine visit with you if it is too hard to go to their office.  This option is equally as effective as going to their office and the provider will can still give you face to face interaction. Also, another benefit to seeking a doctor’s information on Multiple Sclerosis is that they can answer additional follow-up questions you may have and can further elaborate on additional information that a website may not be able to offer you. 

With all of this said, both resources can offer you valuable information that will enhance your knowledge and awareness of Multiple Sclerosis. Therefore, it is important to remember that you should not value an opinion such as an Internet article, over a doctor’s opinion in real life. Medicine is not a “one size fits all” type of care so what you read may or may not have an impact on your diagnosis or treatment plan.  Take time to take in both sides of the information as both of them will be beyond useful to you. Either way, whether you decide to us the Internet, or see a medical professional in person, or even both, the main priority should be getting the information you need that fits your genetics, your diagnosis, and your treatment plan.

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