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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers around nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a range of signs and symptoms.

Background Information on Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers around nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a range of signs and symptoms.

Specific symptoms can include double vision, blindness in one eye, muscle weakness, trouble with sensation, or coordination. MS takes several forms, with new symptoms either occurring in isolated attacks (relapsing forms) or building up over time (progressive forms). Between attacks, symptoms may disappear completely; however, permanent neurological problems often remain, especially with the advancement of the disease.

Traditional Treatment

There is currently not a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.  MS treatment typically focuses on educing the progression of the disease, speeding recovery from attacks and managing MS symptoms.

Most doctors start their MS patients with a disease-modifying drug. These type of medicines slow down the advance of the disease and usually prevent flare-ups. They work by slowing down the immune systems attack on the myelin sheath that protects the nerves by surrounding them.

 

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