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|March 13, 2013 8:01 a.m.|
|Clay Walker, Country Music Star And Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Patient Urges Others To "Stick With It"|
For every action the public takes to promote awareness, Teva will make a
Research has shown that combining a treatment regimen with lifestyle management including proper diet and exercise can actually reduce the frequency of relapses. But clinical studies show that patients who had gaps in therapy lasting ≥90 days were nearly twice as likely to experience a severe relapse.
"The challenge is that in between relapses, patients with RRMS might not have any apparent symptoms or might even improve. Therefore, patients often 'feel' better and opt to go off their medication and deviate from the routine that is working for them," said,
"Stick With It!" reinforces how patient adherence to a management routine that is working for them is critical to the success of managing RRMS. The public service announcements will run throughout the year.
"There's a lot of information out there about RRMS, and some of it can be confusing," says Walker. "But it's important not to give up -- it took almost a year of working with my neurologist before I found the routine that worked best, and now that I have found my groove, I stick with it and encourage others to do the same."
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