So, if I'm working with the patient,
a therapeutic relationship with them,
I've told them
we're gonna help them find a plan
to live their life to the fullest,
here's some other key points.
We need them to understand
that if they're going
at a certain pace of life before,
they really need to ramp up
the amount of time that they get rest.
They do need regular exercise
even when they don't really feel like it.
Now, they can work with a personal trainer
with a physical therapist,
with their physician to work together
to formulate an exercise plan
that will address
when they are having exacerbations
and when they're not.
Because staying active
is one of the most important things
that they can do for their overall health.
And it's important that
they don't let themselves get overheated.
Now, I usually live in Oklahoma
and it gets really hot.
So, someone with MS
would have to be particularly careful
about how much heat
they allow themselves to be exposed to.
So they need to take measures
to make sure they stay cooled down.
Because often their symptoms
will get worse
when body temperature is elevated.
Like anything else, a balanced diet
is always going to help with that
with a healthier life,
and you want them to manage
and relieve their stress.
Okay, look down this list.
The only one that's really unusual
for an MS patient
is to cool down one.
so don't have to worry
about memorizing a whole list.
Everyone needs lots of rest,
they really do,
but everyone needs lots of rest.
Everyone needs exercise,
everyone needs a balanced diet,
and everyone needs
to manage and relieve their stress.
So, reinforce with the patient.
Hey, these are things
that would make anyone healthy.
So, if the patient is married
or living with someone,
or has a people that are around them,
this is a lifestyle
that everyone can adopt.
But one particular special thing
is to remind them about body temperature
and it's important that
they don't sit outside in the blazing Sun
for a marathon
of tee-ball games, right?
They'll have to make
some type of adjustment
so they don't get overheated.
Now there's a lot of research going on
in myelin repair,
so it's pretty cool
they're finding out that, you know,
these myelin sheaths,
they can recruit younger ones,
the young box to come and make it,
they all get dries
from a long way away,
the body can work on helping
to restore itself,
but it's a pretty slow
and incomplete process.
So, that's what scientists
are looking into,
how can we help the body
become more efficient
at repairing myelin,
or testing existing drugs,
and looking at ways protect
those special cells that make myelin.