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Suffering from multiple sclerosis. Want to lose weight. How?

hi there Samuel my name is Annette. i am a multiple sclerosis sufferer married with very demanding young family. i myself hate what i have turned into lately well for quite a few months i have put on alot of weight n i do know i have a terrible sweet tooth possibly too much so i really want or need to lose weight to try to get a little of the old me back. i am open to getting to a health farm,n going for a week or so i know family will appreciate me doing this and will help with babysitting, now all i need from you is to help me do this reasonably priced and local
Mon, 8 Jul 2013
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Thank you for posting your query.
Weight gain is related to over eating or doing less exercises. Regarding multiple sclerosis (MS), it may contribute to weight gain. Firstly, steroids used for treating acute episodes of MS may lead to weight gain. Secondly, MS may lead to weakness of legs and fatigue, which can limit the ability to exercise.
In general, the steps to weight loss are same in MS patients and those that do not have MS.
Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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