Treatments and therapies

  • People with MS and researchers in different settings

There are lots of different ways to manage MS.

This might include drug treatments for individual symptoms or relapses, diet, exercise and complementary and alternative therapies. 

Disease modifying therapies

Disease modifying therapies (DMTs) aren't a cure for MS, but they can reduce how many relapses you get and how bad they are. They can also slow down the damage caused by MS that builds up over time.

Unfortunately the DMTs available now don't help people whose MS doesn't have relapses. But clinical trials are now testing drugs for people who have progressive MS without relapses.

Find out more about disease modifying therapies

Diet, exercise and lifestyle

It can be frustrating if treatments aren't suitable for you or don't work as well as you like. Lots of people with MS find it useful to actively manage their health.

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Symptom management

Depending on what symptoms you have, there are different ways to manage their impact on your life.

Find out more about managing individual symptoms in the symptoms section.

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