021: MSLifeLines with Dr. Timothy West

On today’s show, we’re learning about Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and some resources available for MS patients with Neurologist and Multiple Sclerosis expert Dr. Timothy West and MS LifeLines Ambassador Jacqueline. MSLifeLines.com is a support resource for patients and families of patients coping with MS.

MS is a tough disease to diagnose, because there is no single test for it. To complicate matters, the symptoms and disease progression often differ from person to person. Once diagnosed, peer support can make all the difference in managing some of the lifestyle changes brought on by relapsing MS.

What we’re discussing in this episode:

  • WHAT EXACTLY IS RELAPSING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND WHO DOES IT AFFECT?
  • WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MORE COMMON SYMPTOMS?
  • WHEN SHOULD A PATIENT SEEK HELP? WHO SHOULD THEY GO TO?
  • WHAT TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE TO PATIENTS?
  • HOW CAN PEER SUPPORT HELP A PERSON LIVING WITH RELAPSING MS?
  • WHAT RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP PEOPLE WITH MS AND THEIR FAMILIES?

 

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About my guest: Dr. Timothy West received his MD from University of California, San Francisco and did a Fellowship at the University of California San Francisco Multiple Sclerosis Center and Residencies at University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Before joining Sansum Clinic in Oct 2014, he was the director of the MS center at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo center for brain health in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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