Multidisciplinary treatment is very important in MS
European University of Lefke (EUL) Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation member, Assist. Prof. Dr. Beliz Belgen Kaygısız explained the importance of early initiation of physiotherapy rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis on “May 31, World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day”.
Kaygısız stated that Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurological disease that affects life-afflictions negatively, with a wide range of symptoms, and both physical and nonphysical symptoms are present in the disease that begins to give symptoms with damage to the sheath around certain nerve cells in the central nervous system. Kaygısız stated that these symptoms vary according to the affected area in the central nervous system, the size of the affected area, and that there are also patients who have to fight more with the consequences of larger areas of damage, such as those with very little illness and very slight illness. Stating that the symptoms of the disease may suddenly appear within a few hours, it may also turn out to be as slow as weeks or months, Kaygısız said during the early stages of the illness patients usually suffer from chronic fatigue, difficulty in functioning, balance problems, walking difficulty and emotional stress.
Kaygısız: A comprehensive evaluation of the patient at each stage of the illness should be aimed at increasing the anxiety of life
Kaygısız, who stated that there is a great progress in the treatment and treatment of the disease, and that there is no definitive treatment for today, in the treatment of the disease; Attention was paid to the need for a multidisciplinary approach consisting of drug therapy, physiotherapy rehabilitation and psychological support. Stating that the treatment process is a dynamic process that is shaped by the changing symptoms of the patient, Kaygısız said that in recent years, MS rehabilitation has been highly developed and diversified in parallel with the progress in rehabilitation. Kaygısız emphasized that rehabilitation should be guided and encouraged in order to meet the physical needs of the patient as well as functional trainings in order to increase the anxiety of life of the person by making a thorough evaluation of the patient at every stage of the illness. Kaygısız emphasized that it is important to prevent patients from inactivation and to avoid functional activity as much as possible, to avoid heavy activity and intense exercise, and to allow and avoid intermittent rest.
“Although many patients with newly diagnosed and unaffected physiotherapy have not been directed to physiotherapy in the past years, the fact that a patient with MS has been informed about multidisciplinary treatment,” said Kaygısız. It was very important. Kaygısız stated that it is important for the patient to start a rehabilitation program that suits him / herself against possible physical problems by talking with the patient about what the illness may cause physical, mental and social reasons and directing the patient to the relevant professionals in all areas, positively affecting the anxiety of life in the coming years. Kaygısız concludes that, “While physically affected patients are assessed by physiotherapists and taken into a problem-focused exercise program, the initiation of a proper exercise program or an appropriate physical activity program, even if not physically affected, is very important in coping with the future problems of the disease” .