And if left untreated, MS can result in more nerve damage and an increase in symptoms. Starting treatment soon after youre diagnosed and sticking with it may also help delay the potential progression from relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) to secondary-progressive MS (SPMS).
How long can you live with untreated MS?
The study found that people with MS lived to be 75.9 years old, on average, compared to 83.4 years old for those without.
Can you live with MS without treatment?
A small number of people with MS have only mild disease and do well without treatment. But many get worse over time. Medicines can reduce the severity of attacks of relapsing-remitting MS and how often you have them. They may also reduce or delay disability.
Does MS get worse without treatment?
About 10 percent of people diagnosed with MS will have a very benign course of the disease and will do fine with no treatment.
What is the best exercise for MS?
Diana: The best MS exercises are aerobic exercises, stretching, and progressive strength training. Aerobic exercise is any activity that increases your heart rate, like walking, jogging, or swimming. You just dont want to overdo it—it should be done at a moderate level.