Our lead expert on this webcast is Dr. Don Mahad, a clinical researcher from the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Neuroregeneration, who is also a recipient of the National MS Society’s Progressive Alliance Grant to study the role of mitochondria in MS fatigue.
Meet The Guests
Dr. Don Mahad: a clinical researcher from the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Neuroregeneration, who is also a recipient of the National MSSociety’s Progressive Alliance Grant to study the role of mitochondria in MSfatigue.
Diana Frustaci: living with RRMS since 2012. Diana has experienced fatiguefollowing her MS diagnosis and has focused on a wellness routine to battle her fatigue.
Below are a few notable points that were made during the webcast.
Please note there is much more information in the webcast itself and these in no way are medical recommendations but the subjects we discussed.
- Researchers split MS fatigue into two categories: physical and cognitive.
- There is a difference between MS fatigue and regular fatigue.
- Demyelination and loss of axons and neurons cause loss of motor and cognitive capabilities.
- You can feel fatigued after working out and even after reading a book. The best recovery for this type of fatigue is rest. There are no negative side effects of fatigue.
- Work with the Progressive MS Alliance to develop drugs to battle fatigue in MS patients.
- Work to develop better and more effective disease-modifying medications to restore myelin sheath on axons that may cause energy failure.
- Once researchers discover the source of the fatigue in the nerve cells, they can the dive in and pinpoint how to treat the nerve issues for all patients experiencing fatigue.
- Muscles have stem cells to rejuvenate muscles while exercising
- Physical therapy and developing a healthy exercise and wellness routine have help rejuvenate your energy.
- Make sure your MS is controlled by disease-modifying therapies as per your neurologist and medical team.