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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.

 

Typical Symptoms of

Multiple Sclerosis

Cognitive Impairment

dysgraphia

weakness

Muscle Spasms

Joint Pain

Dysarthria

Joint Pain

Urinary Incontinence, frequency or retention

Headache

Bowel Incontinence, diarrhea or constipation

Headache

optic neuritis

Joint Pain

Uhthoff’s phenomenon

Joint Pain

tingling, pins and needles or numbness

Headache

Numbness

Headache

Extreme Fatigue

Joint Pain

difficulties with coordination and balance

Joint Pain

Electrical sensations

Alternate Remedies

Vitamin D

Research has shown that maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D may have a protective effect on nerves and lower the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). Several studies have shown that people who get more sun exposure and vitamin D in their diet have a lower risk of MS and that there is a lower instance of MS closer to the equator where there is more direct sunlight. A Vitamin D supplementation is something I consider as important in working to combat the effects of the disease.

Magensium

Magnesium is vital for neuromuscular function, something that is especially important for those of us with MS. Magnesium can often help with nocturnal leg cramps or general muscle cramps.

Myrrh

While Myrrh has not been studied specifically for Multiple Sclerosis it does have has anti-inflammatory properties which means it could be a great addition to your supplement routine. 

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