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Tommi Paananen. MS-Liitto. MS-Liitto in general. The Finnish MS Society looks after the interests of people with MS and rare progressive neurological diseases as well as their families .

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ms liitto in general
MS-Liitto in general
  • The Finnish MS Society looks after the interests of people with MS and rare progressive neurological diseases as well as their families.
  • There is no curing treatment for these diseases, but the quality of life of most of patients can be improved by medication, rehabilitation, exercise and peer support.
  • About 7,000 people in Finland suffer from the disease.

www.ms-liitto.fi

ms disease
MS disease
  • Neurological disease with a variety of symptons
  • Cause not clear, but thought to be part DNA part virus/infection when young.
  • Symptoms include: Vision impairment, changes in sense of touch, tiredness, trouble in moving, trouble with memory, focus and thinking.
  • Also can include depression, hard to control bladder and ”nervous pain” which usually is very strong.
ms and pa
MS and PA
  • General good condition helps to prevent inflammation and maintain body balance, muscle strenght, ability to exercise and enhance mental well-being.
  • MS does not prevent PA but the activities have to be adapted due to the limitations.
  • Finding a proper hobby is a part of an open discussion with a special sports designer.
  • SLU Käypä hoito –treatment (general guidelines 30 minutes a day..)
ms liitto and pa
MS-Liitto and PA
  • Special sports designer guides to a suitable hobby, personal assistant and place to exercise
  • These services are for people with MS disease and their relatives.
  • Services are provided mostly via phone and email.
  • MS-Liitto cooperates with professionals, education centers and with other adapted and/or health organizations
  • Is part of Soveli
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