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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Products

Daily Living Aids

Choose from our range of daily living products to help MS sufferers extend productivity and independence.
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Bathing & Hygiene Helpers

Use these items to help those with MS manage fatigue and balance issues more safely during bathing and general hygiene activities.
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Kitchen Aids

Browse our line of assistive eating and drinking aids for limited hand strength and those with tremors often associated with MS.
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Mobility Aids

Browse our wheelchairs, quad canes, rollators and walkers to find the best way to get around with MS.
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Dressing Aids

These dressing aids help those with MS put on socks, pants, and shoes more easily with limited coordination.
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Braces & Supports

View our orthopedic supports to relieve numbness, tingling, and swelling – common for those with MS – available for every joint and extremity.
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Condition Overview: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

MS is an immune-mediated condition in which the myelin sheath that protects nerve cells is damaged, slowing down or blocking communication between the brain and the rest of the body.

Who does mS affect?

Although many people believe that MS is a disease associated with older individuals, the average age of diagnosis is actually between 20 to 40 years old. Additionally, there have been both younger and older cases of MS, making it an unpredictable condition.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of MS vary and affect each person differently. These effects include:

  • Blurred or double vision
  • Weak or stiff muscles
  • Dizziness
  • Tingling or numbness in the arms, legs or face
  • Balance problems and clumsiness
  • Temperature sensitivity

MS symptoms come and go. The presence of symptoms is referred to as an attack, while the absence of symptoms is known as a remission.

What is the prognosis?

Accurate prognosis for people with MS can be difficult because it affects each individual differently. With the proper care, people with MS can with a high sense of independence and normalcy.

 

 

Prepare for Care: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

What to expect

Living with MS has unique challenges - attacks occur at any time and vary in duration. This can make daily living seem difficult, but investing in the right home care products over time as your symptoms develop can help provide peace of mind.

You are the most familiar with your symptoms, and although you cannot predict when an attack will occur, you are the most informed and best suited person for seeking the right aids. For example, if you frequently travel, portable mobility devices can enable you to do so safely. If pain is a frequent symptom, keeping orthopedic supports around the home and in your pack will ensure relief, regardless of where you may be.

Prepare Your Home

Mobility products can help enhance your home comfort and safety as you continue enjoying everyday activities. Depending on your symptoms, you may opt for a travel cane, foldable walker or rollator to help you get around both inside and outside the home.

The bathroom can be a hazardous place if your mobility is challenged - increase safety by using grab bars, transfer benches and elevated toilet seats. Implementing these products in your home can better enable you to live independently and with confidence.

If pain is a persistent problem, orthopedic supports can help alleviate symptoms. These range from models that are worn while around or out of the home to stabilization items that keep certain digits immobile.

MS symptoms can worsen during high temperatures. To make matters complicated, people with MS are more sensitive to heat. Because of this, travel and outdoor activities can be challenging. However, cooling vests can allow you to make the most of gatherings year-round. There are models that you can wear on top of your clothes that will match any outfit, and others that can be worn under clothing.

Regardless of what symptoms you may have, there are many products that can help you maintain your independence, keep you safe at home and comfortable at all times.

Sources

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001747/
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/multiplesclerosis.html
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/multiple_sclerosis/detail_multiple_sclerosis.htm
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Living-Well-With-MS/Health-Wellness/Heat-Temperature-Sensitivity
http://www.healthline.com/health-news/ms-multiple-sclerosis-patients-more-sensitive-to-heat-052113

 

 

Shopping List: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

  • 22069 Grip Utensils, Set of Four
  • 29503 Adustable Travel Folding Cane, Black
  • 24038 AliRail™ for the Bed
  • 24520 Thera-Band® Stretch Strap

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