MS treatment in Canada Iqaluit NU
MS treatment in Canada
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(NC)-Although there is no cure for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), there are a variety of strategies available to treat and manage symptoms, and improve function.
In total, Health Canada has authorized five therapies for the treatment of MS. It's important to have options with MS because there is no "one size fits all" approach to treatment. In fact, many patients may have to try several different types of treatment before discovering what works best for them.
People with MS usually make their decisions about treatment based on talking with other patients or through their doctor's advice and experience. Other factors also influence treatment choices like convenience, side effects, and especially cost.
Paulette O'Leary, 36, has been living with MS for over half of her life. At one point, a relapse left her without the use of her legs and numbness across the left side of her body. She tried a number of options before finding one that worked for her. For Paulette, her current therapy has helped her gain her life back and live virtually free of MS. "I'm one of the lucky ones, but more people with MS need to understand that they are not helpless. Patients should talk to their doctors about all available healthcare options and take time to understand what options exist and what will work best for them."
Expanding coverage for MS patients is critical. Here is the challenge. Some MS patients can only afford the treatment options that are publicly funded.
If you or someone you love is affected by MS, there is something you can do to provide these individuals with hope for a better future. Show your support and visit www.lostandfoundnetwork.ca.