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    Multiple Sclerosis - Kellie McThenia Multiple Sclerosis involves an immune-mediated process in which an abnormal response of the body 's immune system is directed against the central nervous system. Within the central nervous system or CNS, the myelin sheath (fatty substance that surrounds the nerve fibers) is attacked by the immune system. This forms scar tissue, or sclerosis (scler/o meaning hard, -osis meaning abnormal condition or disease). The damaged or destroyed myelin sheath or nerve fibers results in interrupted nerve impulses to the brain, which leads to a variety of symptoms that will be discussed later in this paper. There are four types of Multiple Sclerosis: Relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), secondary-progressive MS (SPMS), primary-progressive…

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    Multiple Sclerosis is an immune-mediated disease. This immune mediated process is directed towards the central nervous system. Through this process it causes the immune system to surround and attack the myelin around the nerve fibers in the body of the victim. Once this myelin has been stripped from the nerve endings, it is very hard for it to regenerate or repair itself. These attacks against the body interrupts and distorts nerve impulses traveling to the brain. MS is a common name for…

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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…

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    Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is one the deadliest diseases that effects the brain, spine and the central nervous system (CNS). MS is a progressive immune-mediated disease that has an onset stage between ages 20-40 which is affecting 2.5 million people globally (Burke, Hooper, Barlow & Hatter (2013). The onset of multiple sclerosis attacks the immune system which slows down the communication of the brain to the other parts of the body. The immune system begins to breakdown leading…

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    Gilenya is a drug that helps to treat patients suffering from multiple sclerosis by reducing the frequency of attacks and slow down the progression of the disease. This drug is an immunomodulator and acts on the immune system by blocking a specific white blood cell known as lymphocytes which are produced in the lymph nodes and attack the cells in the body. This results in a decrease in the number of lymphocytes in the blood stream. The objective of Gileyna is to delay the progression of the…

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    Cramer, H., Lauche, R., Azizi, H., Dobos, G., & Langhorst, J. (2014). Yoga for multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PloS one, 9(11), e112414. The purpose of this study was to systematically analyze the effectiveness and safety of yoga on patients with multiple sclerosis. This study reviewed articles from various sources including but are not limited to those studies who have conducted randomized controlled trials (RCT). The trials the have been included on this study were…

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    Multiple Sclerosis is a lifelong disease , more common in the young adult region. Multiple sclerosis is a disease of unknown cause that affects the nervous system . It can affect your vision , strength , coordination , speech , bladder control , sensation , or other faculties concerned with the eyes , brain , or spinal cord . Both men and women are affected in these cases one gender is not only attacked . The severity of problems that occur …

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    The causes of Multiple Sclerosis are unknown, however there are many things that increase the likelihood of the disease; certain genes, infections and lifestyle factors such as smoking may raise the risk. It is thought to be caused by a virus and/or gene defects. Some studies have shown that environmental factors, such as colder climates may also play a part. Those who have family history with the condition are also more likely to develop MS. It is believed to be an autoimmune disease, in which…

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    The cause of multiple sclerosis (MS) is unknown, however scientists believe there are four factors that play a role in the development of this disease. There is no cure for the disease, and current treatments aim to ease the symptoms and slow down the onset of the disease. There are four factors that are believed to cause the onset of Multiple Sclerosis. The first factor is that the immune system malfunctions and starts to attack the central nervous system. This results in damage to the myelin…

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    Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects about 2.3 million people from around the world and women are affected by it by about two times more than men. For characteristics, MS has three different phenotypic subtypes; progressive relapsing MS, secondary progressive MS, and primary progressive MS. The causes of multiple sclerosis are uncertain, but it is considered an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is where the immune system attacks its own tissue. MS is thought to be responsible for…

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