Multiple Sclerosis Essay

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There are about 300,000 persons with Multiple Sclerosis in North America. I first heard about MS my first year of college. I read a book named living with MS. It described In great detail how her life was affected by MS and her determination to not let MS define her, So what is MS? MS, is also known as multiple sclerosis. It is the degeneration of the myelin sheet; it’s a disabling disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the passage way of information inside the brain, and between the brain and body. MS relapses are caused by inflammation in damages the myelin coating around nerve fibers
What causes Ms? There is no known cause but there are some theories and I will focus on four of them. The first theory autoimmune, researchers
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Its not very common for a child to get diagnose before the age of ten and elders older than 60. There have been patients as young as 3 and as old as 67 years of age that have been diagnosed. Females are affected more than males. Multiple sclerosis symptoms vary from patient to patient. Common symptom include: numbness or tingling in the limbs, fatigue, muscle spasms, fuzzy vision, loss of bladder and bowel control, problems concentration, and balance. There are medications to deal with this …show more content…
it’s a series of ruling out other diseses. In order for ms to be diagnosed te physician must 1. Find evidence of damage in at least two separate areas of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. 2. Find evidence that the damage occurred at least one month apart and 3. Rule out all other possible diagnoses. They use MRI, CSF, and EP.
Treatment for, MS currently there is no cure but there are medicines that help enhance life for people with MS. There are medications that have been shown to modify the course of MS by dropping the number of relapses and slowing down the progression of disability and degeneration of the nerves. The forms of medications come in Injectable medications (Avonex, Betaseron, Copaxone) Oral, ( Aubagio, Gilenya, Tecfidera) and Infuse, (Lemtrada, Novantrone,Tysab). There are many therapeutic and technological advances helping people manage symptoms.
Over all there is no cure and there are groups to help people with MS to get support. There is a lot of research being done to help deal with MS and end this

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