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Next week is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week 2024

Article -Mar 2024 MS WeekMultiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition that is thought to affect more than 130,000 people in the UK alone. Each year, a number of organisations come together to observe MS Awareness Week, which this year runs from Monday 22nd April to Sunday 28th April inclusive. 

MS Awareness Week is a joint initiative between the MS Society,, the Neuro Therapy Network (formerly MS Therapy Centres), Overcoming MS, the MS Trust, MS Together and MS-UK. The annual event exists to bring attention to the condition and give a voice to those affected by it, with a view to creating an open and productive dialogue. 

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SDO® Original Suit in No. 14 Starlight theme

MS Awareness Week 2024 will see the launch of MS Unfiltered, a campaign that centres on establishing a safe space in which people with the condition can talk openly and honestly about sensitive, often-taboo topics such as sexual dysfunction and bladder control. Another key event will be a webinar which is hosted by the MS Society and is open to anyone affected by the condition whether directly or indirectly. An expert panel of speakers from the society's medical and research communications team are set to give presentations during the webinar, as well as answering questions from participants.

MS is an autoimmune condition which causes the immune system of the body to damage the myelin sheath, a substance that carries out several functions from protecting the nerves to transmitting messages from the brain. This results in scarring (referred to as plaques or lesions), the effects of which can manifest in numerous ways. 

Classic symptoms of MS include muscle weakness, reduced sensation, abnormal muscle tone, ataxia, tremors, problems with balancing and musculoskeletal pain. There is currently no cure for the condition and so treatment focuses on mitigating and managing the symptoms, with options ranging from medication to physiotherapy.­ 

Dynamic compression garments from our Sensory Dynamic Orthosis (SDO®) collection offer a reliable, effective and clinically-proven method of managing various symptoms of MS. Delivering sensory and proprioceptive feedback to the wearer while providing much-needed musculoskeletal support, the dynamic Lycra® garments that comprise our SDO® Original and SDO® Lite ranges can result in dramatic changes in muscle tone, posture alignment and general function. 

UK Heart Dynamic Compression P130-11CAll garments from the SDO® range are proudly designed and manufactured right here in the UK, supporting British jobs, skills and trade. Please browse the Medigarments Ltd website for further information about SDO® dynamic compression garments. If you need expert advice, our clinical team will be happy to provide it so do not hesitate to get in touch.

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