Science Alert: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – Stem cell therapy and symptom control

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, April 11 2017

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease. This means that the immune system attacks the central nervous system and causes nerve damage and communication breakdown between brain and body.

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Topics: Science Alert, MS

Pain part 2: Pain management

Posted by Kent Revedal, January 30 2017

I saw a Facebook post a few weeks ago, a picture of a woman in some kind of yoga position and the text announced ”Your attitude is your best pain management tool”.

My first reaction was that someone obviously knew nothing about pain. But the more I thought about it, the more it grew on me. As simple as it sounds, it holds a lot of truth... 

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Topics: Spinal cord injury, MS, Spina Bifida

Pain part 1: When the pain doesn't leave

Posted by Kent Revedal, January 19 2017

”Pain is just weakness leaving your body”. Ever heard that statement? It’s a compelling slogan that the US Marine Corps use in their recruitment ads. It may be an effective recruiting tool, but is it true?   

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Topics: Spinal cord injury, MS, Spina Bifida

Sex after injury or illness – part 2

Posted by Anna Westberg, November 3 2016

"Don't make sex so difficult". Dorthe Forsell is a sex therapist at the Neurology Department at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. In the second and final part of the interview, she wishes that more people could take a more relaxed and playful approach to sex.

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Topics: CIC, MS, sci, Sexuality

Sexuality after injury or illness – part 1

Posted by Anna Westberg, October 27 2016

After an injury or illness that reduces physical capabilities, your sex life may face new challenges. It takes time to adapt to your changed body. But the sex drive is not lost – it's there, like for all other people.

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Topics: CIC, MS, sci, Sexuality

The fighter pilot who faced an unexpected battle

Posted by Anna Westberg, May 25 2016

The year is 1983, and Stefan has just finished the Swedish military service. On a whim, he applies for fighter pilot training. A few tense weeks later, he and eleven other young men are notified that they have been accepted—he is overjoyed! 

Some years later the first symtoms began to emerge and eventually he was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis). This is the story about Stefan Granholm, still fighting battles, but of a totally other kind.

Photo: Maria Granlund

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Topics: CIC, MS

How MS affects the bladder

Posted by Helene Klasson, March 8 2016

Did you know that 8 out of 10 people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) experience bladder problems? And that the risk of developing MS is significantly higher for women than for men?

So, with the International Women’s Day in mind, we will put extra focus on MS and the bladder today!

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Topics: CIC, Diagnos, MS