How can I manage my MS bladder problems?
Breaking it down - A multiple sclerosis podcast
by MS Trust
1w ago
Are MS bladder problems bursting the seams of your day-to-day life? You’re not alone. Around 75% of people living with MS experience bladder issues and we know how frustrating and isolating they can be. That’s why we’re talking to MS specialist nurse, Grace Hazlett, about treatment options, preventative strategies and practical advice. She gives us the low down on pelvic floor exercises, fluid retention, catheters and more! Whether you’re constantly fighting the urge to go, or looking for ways to prevent future bladder problems, this might just be the podcast for you. Listen now to find out ti ..read more
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Mind Matters: Looking after your mental health with MS
Breaking it down - A multiple sclerosis podcast
by MS Trust
1M ago
Living with MS means you might hit some unexpected mental health turbulence at times. Throw in the cost of living crisis, shocking world events and the gloomy news cycle and things around you can easily start to feel pressurised. Well, we may not have the answers to all of the world’s problems, but what we do have is a rather brilliant podcast guest: Professor Derek Willis. He tells us how being kind to yourself can unlock new perspectives in life. Plus, he outlines some practical strategies for managing the expectations of others and taking healthy breaks.  Listen now for tips, tricks a ..read more
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Can mindfulness really help with my MS?
Breaking it down - A multiple sclerosis podcast
by MS Trust
1M ago
Ok, you’ve heard all about mindfulness and maybe you’re even considering giving it a go. But can it actually help you manage life with MS? Is it just one of those trendy well-being fads like eating charcoal or moss smoothies (yep, they’re both actually real)?  Mindfulness teacher, Justin Standfield, lives with MS and he joins us to dispel a couple of mindful myths. Plus, he shares some practical ways that he manages his own MS symptoms using mindfulness.  Join us to learn tips, tricks and approaches to mindful matters and MS. Episode Notes MS and mindfulness with Justin Standfield ..read more
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How do you get the best out of your MS nurse appointment?
Breaking it down - A multiple sclerosis podcast
by MS Trust
3M ago
If you’re not sure how to best prepare for your next MS Nurse appointment, this could be the podcast for you. No matter where you are on your MS journey, talking about your condition can bring on a wave of emotions. Your mind is likely to be brimming with questions and points to raise. Add in long NHS waiting lists and squeezed appointment times, and it might feel as though you’re facing a steep challenge. When your appointment does come around, how can you make the most of your time with an MS Nurse and avoid information overload? Our podcast guest, MS Trust Lead Nurse Specialist, Dr Lou J ..read more
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How do you get the best out of your neurologist appointment?
Breaking it down - A multiple sclerosis podcast
by MS Trust
4M ago
Feeling overwhelmed and anxious at the thought of discussing your MS with a neurologist? Wondering what questions to ask and what you should bring? You’re not alone. Whether you’re preparing for your first appointment or your tenth, emotions can be heightened.  Add in the limited time that you get to talk to them and lengthy NHS waiting lists, and it can make you feel as though you’re fighting an uphill battle. We caught up with MS Trust Ambassador, Dr Agne Straukiene, to set out some strategies for making the most of your neurology appointments. Find out how to bring up sensitive topics ..read more
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How does smoking affect MS?
Breaking it down - A multiple sclerosis podcast
by MS Trust
4M ago
Ever wondered if smoking affects your MS? Sure, we all know the health risks linked to smoking. But, does smoking cause multiple sclerosis progression? And will your MS symptoms improve if you quit smoking?    We dive deep into these questions with consultant neurologist, Professor Richard Nicholas. Plus, Caroline Smith, who lives with MS, talks us through the steps she took to quit smoking.  Listen now! Show Notes Smoking and MS - info from the MS Trust:  mstrust.org.uk/a-z/smoking Quitting smoking slows down MS progression  - info from MS Trust: mstrust.org.uk/news/r ..read more
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How does smoking effect MS?
Breaking it down - A multiple sclerosis podcast
by MS Trust
4M ago
Ever wondered if smoking affects your MS? Sure, we all know the health risks linked to smoking. But, does smoking cause multiple sclerosis progression? And will your MS symptoms improve if you quit smoking?    We dive deep into these questions with consultant neurologist, Professor Richard Nicholas. Plus, Caroline Smith, who lives with MS, talks us through the steps she took to quit smoking.  Listen now! Show Notes Smoking and MS - info from the MS Trust:  mstrust.org.uk/a-z/smoking Quitting smoking slows down MS progression  - info from MS Trust: mstrust.org.uk/news/r ..read more
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How common are breathing difficulties in Multiple Sclerosis?
Breaking it down - A multiple sclerosis podcast
by MS Trust
5M ago
Multiple sclerosis can affect breathing in advanced MS. But breathing problems can begin at any stage with MS. To explain more in this podcast we talk to Racheal Moses who is a Consultant Respiratory Physiotherapist and Neuro Physiotherapist Jody Barber. They explain how you can spot breathing problems early, what you can do if you have breathing difficulties and what you can do to try to prevent them occurring in the future.  Show Notes Breathing problems - info from the MS Trust:  mstrust.org.uk/a-z/breathing-problems Breathing exercises - info from MS Trust: /mstrust.org.uk/inform ..read more
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What you told us about MS and mental health
Breaking it down - A multiple sclerosis podcast
by MS Trust
6M ago
This is a recording from a live stream we did earlier with the Head of Information and Engagement at the MS Trust Claire Winchester, we chat to her about a report called “Life changing: mental health and MS". In this report we find out about what the MS community in the UK has to say about mental with and Multiple Sclerosis. Episode notes Read the full report, Life changing: mental health and MS: shop.mstrust.org.uk/publications/life-changing-mental-health-and-ms/ Depression and MS - info from the MS Trust:  mstrust.org.uk/a-z/depression Anxiety and MS - info from the MS Trust:  mst ..read more
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How can I improve my sleep when I have MS?
Breaking it down - A multiple sclerosis podcast
by MS Trust
7M ago
Sleep problems are more common in people with MS than the general population. Around half of people with MS say they experience disturbed sleep.  In this episode we  talk about some common problems and some potential ways to improve your sleep. We chat to prof Michael Banissy who has written several books on the topic and we also caught up with tiktok star Jo, also known as the Yorkshire wife, to talk to her about her issues with sleep. Show Notes Sleep and MS - information from The MS Trust: https://mstrust.org.uk/information-support/wellbeing-ms/sleep Focus on sleep problems - inf ..read more
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