The Importance of Lifestyle Changes in Multiple Sclerosis Care


Ahmed Obeidat, MD, PhD, Riley Bove, MD, Stephen Krieger, MD, and Erin Longbrake, MD, PhD, review the benefits of exercise and physical activity in patients with MS. They also discuss strategies for talking to patients about the positive effects of lifestyle changes.

This is a video synopsis/summary of a panel discussion involving Ahmed Obeidat, MD, PhD; Riley Bove, MD; Stephen Krieger, MD; and Erin Longbrake, MD, PhD.

The speaker emphasizes the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in treating multiple sclerosis (MS) during a discussion. Patient stories play a crucial role in guiding treatment decisions, which extend beyond medication to include lifestyle changes and rehabilitation techniques.

A collaborative team of healthcare providers is necessary to address the diverse symptoms experienced by MS patients effectively. Lifestyle modifications and physical therapy can have a significant impact, even in mid to later stages of the disease. The speaker highlights the importance of prescribing exercise as a necessary component of treatment, likening it to a prescription rather than an optional activity.

The discussion also emphasized the long-term benefits of early lifestyle changes, which can lead to improved outcomes as patients age. Implementing a multidisciplinary approach not only improves patient outcomes but also helps avoid polypharmacy, reducing the risk of medication accumulation.

Exercise can be tailored to patients’ abilities, emphasizing the importance of finding manageable routines. Referring patients to physical therapy ensures they receive personalized exercise regimens suited to their needs, promoting adherence and long-term success.

Video synopsis is AI-generated and reviewed by NeurologyLive editorial staff.

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