Thursday, July 8, 2010

Coping With MS Grief, and Stress After Death of Loved One

The added stress from the death of a loved one is tough enough to deal with, when you don't have Multiple Sclerosis added to the mix, but when it comes to MS grief it is so much tougher on your body, since the added stress can cause much more severe MS attacks, if you don't find a way to cope with it.

That means that it is so much more important for you to allow yourself to grieve for a period of time, since that is definitely a needed thing, but then you have to find ways to cope with the grief and the added stressors, to allow yourself to heal from the inside out -- including body, mind, soul, and spirit.

That is one of the things that need to be kept in mind that you allow yourself to heal and grieve as is needed to prevent bottling up your emotions and all of the stress that you feel on the inside.

Because if you do bottle it all up inside, this will make you become much sicker because of the way that Multiple Sclerosis and the effects of stress over stimulate the nervous system and actually cause the nervous system to short circuit.

Death is a part of the circle of life, but the added stress experienced after the death of a loved one is even worse for people, who are diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

If you don't find a way to deal with the stress, the added stress can set you up for a more severe MS attacks.

MS grief can aggravate the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis and cause them to become much worse.

But what can help with reducing the effects of grief on Multiple Sclerosis, when there is a death in your family or of someone that you were close to emotionally?
Even though there is no easy answer for this one, don't despair about you being able to work through the grief and cope with it for you.

Facing working through grief is something that all of us have to deal with in life, whether we have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis or not, after all death is part of the cycle of life.

There is a time to be born, a time to live and a time to die.

It's part of being human.

It's just that when it comes to Multiple Sclerosis, it's much more vital that you find ways to work through the grieving period without it impacting the Multiple Sclerosis in a way that can set you up for more severe MS attacks or relapses.

Although there is no "one size fits all" answer for dealing with grief, I do think that the tips listed below can help to some degree.

For tips on coping with the stress that grief can cause, which can aggravate MS attacks, if left uncheck...

Click on the link to read more -- MS grief

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tips For MS Cooling and Beating Effects of Heat on MS Symptoms

When it comes to MS cooling and the effects of heat on aggravating the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, hot weather can become unbearable or even down right dangerous for those of us diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

Finding ways to reduce how overheated you can become with Multiple Sclerosis is vital for reducing the MS symptoms that are aggravated by the effects of heat on your nervous system.

But what can help you with cooling off?

Well...I myself have also been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and when a heat wave strikes (where the temperature outside soars to above 90 degrees Fahrenheit or above 32 degrees Celsius for at least 3 days in a row) --

...then it is very difficult for me too to cool off to reduce the problems that do tend to occur from the effects of heat on aggravating the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

If you don't have a pool or can't get in a pool or you can't drive or for some other reason you can't find something to help you with finding relief to the heat, then what can you do?

What can help you with cooling off with Multiple Sclerosis, when the weather gets too hot for you to handle it?

Click on the link to
MS cooling

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Remember -- KEEP COOL, my friends!