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Based on average population, Scotland has the highest incidence of Multiple Sclerosis. MS incidence rates have been shown to increase with distance from the equator. Researchers speculate that the high incidence of MS in Scotland may be linked to Scotland's latitude.
Tight clothing can aggravate spasticity in MS patients. Daily stretching and other exercises are often effective in helping to relieve spasticity.
Bladder control problems occur in at least 80% of people with multiple sclerosis. Bladder control problems are the result of lesions blocking or delaying the transmission of nerve signals in parts of the central nervous system.
MS occurs more frequently in higher latitudes. Researchers believe it's possible that higher rates of MS in higher latitudes may be related to exposure to unknown environmental factors.
Botox has been used to manage spasticity in individual muscles for up to three months, and can also treat urinary incontinence for up to three months.
Fatigue affects as many as 70% of those with MS, and up to 50% say it’s one of their worst symptoms.
In one study, 55% of MS patients had what is called clinically significant pain at some time during the course of their MS.
Good nutrition and diet are essential for people with MS. Among other possible benefits, diet and nutrition may help manage fatigue, constipation, and reduce bladder concerns.
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