People with multiple sclerosis (MS) often report that certain lifestyle changes can help reduce the number and severity of MS relapses. Since the underlying cause of MS is still unknown, there is no definitive cure for the disease. However, researchers have found that certain lifestyle changes can help “reboot” the immune system and reduce the number and severity of MS relapses.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to lifestyle changes for MS, as each person’s response to the disease is unique. However, some common lifestyle changes that have been shown to be helpful for people with MS include:
• Quitting smoking
• Eating a healthy diet
• Getting regular exercise
• Getting enough sleep
• Reducing stress
• Taking vitamin D supplements
Making these lifestyle changes can be difficult, but they may help “reboot” the immune system and reduce the number and severity of MS relapses.
A new study has found that a 48-hour fasting period can reboot the immune system in people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
MS is a condition that affects the central nervous system and can cause a range of symptoms, including muscle weakness and problems with balance and vision.
There is currently no cure for MS, but the new study, published in the journal Cell, suggests that fasting could offer a way to ease symptoms and slow the progression of the disease.
The study found that fasting for two days can help to reset the immune system by reducing levels of a type of immune cell called a T cell.
Previous studies have shown that T cells play a role in the development of MS, and that reducing their numbers can help to ease symptoms.
The new study provides the first evidence that fasting can help to reduce T cell numbers in people with MS.
The researchers say that the findings could lead to the development of new treatments for MS.
They add that further studies are needed to confirm the findings and to investigate the long-term effects of fasting on MS.