Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Although there's no cure for primary lateral sclerosis, you can make a few lifestyle choices to preserve muscle function for as long as possible:

  • Stay active. Continue activity or exercise programs as long as you can comfortably and safely do so. Staying active may help you keep your existing function and slow the progression of the disease.

    Be sure you stay safe, keeping in mind that your muscle weakness puts you at higher risk of tripping and falling.

  • Eat a healthy diet. Because PLS can cause your activity level to slow down, be sure you're eating a nutritious diet to avoid excessive weight gain and added pressure on your joints.
July 12, 2013