||Healthy Living with MS
||"Recently, scientists have suggested that changes in blood pressure and heart rate regulation in people with MS may contribute to fatigue," says Dr. Ng. "We are investigating this possibility." Read more about Dr. Ng and his research|
Contact Your Doctor
Because fatigue can also be caused by treatable medical conditions such as depression, thyroid disease, anemia, or may occur as a side effect of various medications, persons with MS should consult a physician if fatigue becomes a problem.
|What We Know About MS-Related Fatigue
- Generally occurs on a daily basis
- Tends to worsen as the day progresses
- Tends to be aggravated by heat and humidity
- Comes on suddenly and may be overwhelming
- Is generally more severe than normal fatigue and is more likely to interfere with daily responsibilities.
Read more about fatigue
Ongoing fatigue or loss of energy can be sign of depression. People with MS and other chronic illnesses experience depression more than the general population.
Read more on depression
Food for Thought
Fatigue may result in a decrease in appetite, activity, and less interest in food preparation. Here are some tips to ensure that you get the nutrition your body needs when fatigue becomes a challenge. Read tips