Multiple Sclerosis Roundup

Multiple Sclerosis Roundup

Share Lawyers has worked with many clients who face the daily challenges of living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is a particularly difficult condition to navigate, as it takes a variety of forms.

From our experience, we are aware of the multitude of ways that living with MS can affect a person, and make it difficult or impossible to work consistently. We believe that your health should be your top priority, and financial instability should not be another hurdle to climb.

Below are a selection of blogs that provide insight on living with MS. We have provided information on statistics about MS in Canada, foods to avoid when you have MS, and services that can be used in lieu of driving. Click on the links below for more details regarding these topics.

Statistics About Multiple Sclerosis in Canada

Approximately 77,000 people are living with MS in Canada. In fact, Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world. Most commonly, those between the ages of 15 and 40 are diagnosed with the disease, but if can also affect children, teens and older adults. Symptoms vary and include tiredness, dizziness, weakness, impaired sensation, vision and bladder problems, cognitive impairment and mood changes. For more information, visit the MS Society website. The MS Society provides information, support, educational events and other resources for people living with MS, as well as friends and family of those affected.

Foods to avoid when you have MS

For those living with MS, diet can have a huge impact. Selecting and restricting the right food can help alleviate various symptoms. Some health experts suggest that it is best to avoid saturated fats, trans fats, cow’s milk, sugar, sodium, refined carbs, and gluten as much as possible. It is also important to have a healthy intake of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Alternatives to Driving

MS has a huge impact on one’s life – from work, to physical activity, to relationships – many different factors can be affected. The inability to drive can adds to these stressors. Driving services such as Lyft and Uber can be extremely helpful. Notably, those with MS are also eligible to use Wheel-Trans services, which are accessible and convenient. With some extra planning and flexibility, there are many alternatives available to help you move through the city.

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