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MS, an autoimmune disorder affecting 2-3 times more women than men and usually diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40, is being treated holistically by today’s healthcare professionals

November 8, 2017

By The LifeMinute Team

MS, an autoimmune disorder affecting 2-3 times more women than men and usually diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40, is being treated holistically by today’s healthcare professionals

Family planning, work, life balance and career concerns, are being taken into account more than ever when it comes to the treatment of MS, according to Neurologist Dr. Lori Travis and “Can Do MS” (mscando.org) Director of Programs, Anne Lee Gilbert. “We looked at a survey of more than 1,000 women in conjunction with Teva Pharmaceuticals (Tevapharm.com),” said Gilbert, “and found that work and life balance and family planning were not addressed when most newly diagnosed women saw their healthcare providers.” In fact, 71% of women affected wished, after the fact, that they had discussed these aspects during the initial phases of their care.

The welcome result? The holistic side of care for MS has been brought more to the forefront. The experts discuss strategies to open dialogue with healthcare providers, and more, to empower women to take charge of their MS.Go to mscando.org/womenandms for useful tips and resources.

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