SPMS Explained

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MS Ireland together with Novartis have created a new video series SPMS Explained which aims to support those living with Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis.

The video series “SPMS Explained” features healthcare professionals exploring a range of topics including; key signs and symptoms, the impact of cognitive ability, bladder and bowel issues, and how to access support services

Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

People with SPMS are typically diagnosed after 10 – 20 years living with relapsing remitting MS (RRMS) and studies indicate that 50% of those diagnosed with RRMS will transition to SPMS within 10 years, and 90% will transition within 25 years. With SPMS symptoms do not go away completely after a relapse or flare-up and there is a steady increase in disability.

The SPMS Explained video series has been developed in close collaboration with leading specialists including Professor Gavin Giovanonni, Professor of Neurology, Blizard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Professor Niall Pender, Head of Department of Psychology, Beaumont Hospital and Associate Professor in Neuropsychology, Trinity College Dublin. The series addresses topics that are of key concern to people either living with RRMS, those transitioning to SPMS, or those that have transitioned.


Gavin Giovannoni on recognising the small signs of SPMS

Small Signs of SPMS | Nov 20

Prof Barry O'Reilly bladder and bowel dysfunction

Bladder and bowel dysfunction | Nov 20