Monday, May 14, 2007

MS and Stress

There is controversy whether MS exacerbations are related to stress. The National MS Society says the jury is still out on this issue.

Stress is what happens when we must adjust to life circumstances, both negative and positive. It is accused of affecting health, including chronic diseases such as MS. But is stress really to blame, and if so, what can we do about it?

This study says that stress can trigger attacks. Further, different levels of intensity of the stress factor are equally related to the onset of exacerbations.

WebMD, one of my favorite sources, has suggestions for recognizing and handling stress.

Revolution Health, a source I'm tapping more and more, offers a long list of articles on stress management, avoiding stress in the first place, relieving stress, and then adds links from around the web.

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