krysti_with_a_k Krystina Ostermeyer

Krystina Ostermeyer, Author at New Life Outlook

About Krystina

Krysti is a 30-something wife to Brad, and mother to Logan. She also happens to suffer from anxiety and has had migraines since she was 12 years old. In August of 2017, she also had a meningioma (a benign brain tumor) removed.

She writes for the anxiety and migraine of NewLifeOutlook, as well as a variety of other communities.

She is an RN with over ten years of nursing experience, which has enabled her to help many people with a variety of chronic conditions in her career. Her nursing experience has spanned from floor nursing on a telemetry unit, working with heart patients, to working in an allergy/immunotherapy clinic, to working in a diabetes education office. She enjoys helping people living healthier, more fulfilling lives, while also learning from her patients.

In addition to her work, she enjoys reading, yoga (she is a yoga instructor and believes it can help with chronic pain!), traveling, cooking and baking, and enjoying a good cup of coffee.

In addition to her freelance writing and nursing career, she enjoys writing for pleasure. Her son has food allergies, and she enjoys blogging about her family's journey.

Krystina's Work

Parkinson's vs MS

Multiple Sclerosis vs. Parkinson’s: Similarities and Differences

Parkinson's and MS are two conditions that share many of the same symptoms but have very distinct differences.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on April 11, 2018
Epstein-Barr Virus and MS

Is the Epstein-Barr Virus a Possible Cause of MS?

While the cause of multiple sclerosis is still unknown, research has found a link between Epstein-Barr virus and MS to be a possible trigger for MS.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on March 27, 2018
MS and Smoking

How Does Smoking Affect Multiple Sclerosis?

If you have MS, you may be wondering how smoking can affect your disease. As it turns out, MS and smoking can affect the progression of your condition.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on March 20, 2018
MS Research

A Roundup of the Latest MS Research News

The latest MS research suggests that skin cells may be used to treat MS, how sun exposure can reduce your risk for MS, and more.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on March 13, 2018
Understanding MS Brain Lesions

Understanding What MS Brain Lesions Are

Lesions are damaged areas of nerves in the brain. Learn about why MS brain lesions form, their effects and theories for limiting their formation.
by Patricia Bratianu and Krystina Ostermeyer on January 10, 2018
How Is Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosed?

How Is a Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis Made?

How is multiple sclerosis diagnosed? Physicians must use a combination of tools and rule out other possible diagnoses before a diagnosis of MS can be made.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on December 11, 2017
What Causes Multiple Sclerosis: Exploring Theories, Genetics, and Bad Habits

Exploring the Theories, Genetics, and Factors of What Causes MS

Over the years, different explanations have been offered for what could be at the core of what causes multiple sclerosis.
by Willeke Van Eeckhoutte and Krystina Ostermeyer on October 25, 2017
Types of MS

What Are the Different Types of MS?

There are four different types of MS, which vary in terms of how severe symptoms are, how often the patient has flare-ups and how the disease progresses.
by Krystina Ostermeyer and Debra Robert on October 18, 2017
Chemotherapy for MS

Chemotherapy for MS Treatment: What You Need to Know

Chemotherapy for MS can actually send symptoms into remission. When done properly, patients can see a dramatic difference in their symptom occurrence.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on March 28, 2016