3 - 9 October 2020
These are links to recent news stories about multiple sclerosis that may be of interest to people affected by MS in the UK. The link beneath each item will take you to the original story.
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Effect of lockdown on vulnerable people
The lockdown caused “substantial harm and distress” to vulnerable people according to a report by the National Voices coalition which calls for lessons to be learned for the second wave. The story includes survey findings from several health charities including the MS Society and comments from a man who cares for his wife with MS
High blood pressure more common in MS
High blood pressure (hypertension) is 25% more common in people with MS than in the general population, according to an American study of health records. The reason for this isn't clear. Prevalence was higher in black people and men
Source: National MS Society (USA)
MS Trust link: Comorbidity (having MS and other conditions)
My search for MS support while studying for a PhD
4 Mar 2021 - 00:00
Laura is studying a PhD in Cancer Genomics and was diagnosed with MS in September 2020 following multiple hospital admissions. Here, Laura talks about how this affected her mental health and what more could be done to support other students going through the same thing.
MS, my mental health and a university degree
4 Mar 2021 - 00:00
Scarlet talks about how she learnt to manage her MS and mental health alongside the stresses of completing a university degree.
Receiving an MS diagnosis during my gender transition
22 Feb 2021 - 00:00
Chris shares his experience of being diagnosed with MS at the same time as starting hormone treatment and a surgical gender transition.