Together, these direct and indirect changes in the brain and body cause symptoms of depression. Prevention of health harming behaviour and promotion of healthy behaviour is a priority. However, support for those with unhealthy lifestyles, in particularly obesity and alcohol misuse, also needs to be provided. Health inequities are avoidable inequalities in health between groups of people. In its public health strategy ‘Our Healthy Future’ Welsh Government notes that “where such differences could be avoided, it is unfair and immoral that we tolerate them”.
Although professional help is important, there’s lots that you can do yourself. Adopting a healthy lifestyle can be part of managing your MS well. Also, you can learn from others who are willing to share their experiences and tips for living with MS. Hearing about your experiences may help them too.
When it comes to lifestyle, the advice for people with MS is the same as … Read More