About 80% of the people with relapsing-remitting MS will eventually be diagnosed with secondary progressive MS. At that point, their remissions stop and their MS symptoms continue to worsen. And about 15% of the people diagnosed with MS are diagnosed from the beginning with primary progressive MS. So identifying ways to optimally treat progressive MS is a priority.
Joining me with updates on progressive MS research, treatment, and rehabilitation are Dr. Kathy Zackowski and Dr. Daniel Ontaneda. Dr. Ontaneda is an associate professor of Neurology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and a staff member at the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute's Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis. And Dr. Zackowski is the Senior Director of Patient Management, Care and Rehabilitation Research at the National MS Society and a member of the International Progressive MS Alliance Scientific Steering Committee.
We're sharing some startling details about MS care from the European MS Platform's MS Barometer 2020.
We're talking about a study that shows that lifestyle choices like increasing physical activity and choosing not to smoke can have a positive impact on MS fatigue.
And we'll tell you about a new program that empowers people affected by MS to pose the questions that will drive MS research.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
Details from the European MS Platform's MS Barometer 2020 1:34
The International Progressive MS Alliance issues a call to action on progressive MS rehabilitation with Dr. Kathy Zackowski 4:35
Study shows that lifestyle changes can impact MS fatigue 18:00
Our Own Questions Have Power 19:20
Progressive MS treatment and Research with Dr. Daniel Ontaneda 21:03
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RealTalk MS Episode 187
Guests: Dr. Kathy Zackowski and Dr. Daniel Ontaneda
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, MSActivist, RealTalkMS