Multiple sclerosis Treatment: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the brain and spinal cord which could potentially incapacitate its sufferers because it can adversely affect the functioning of the Central Nervous System.
MS causes a wide range of symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance. It sometimes causes serious disability, but could also be mild.
Multiple Sclerosis could either be Relapsing, remitting MS or Primary Progressive MS.
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
The signs that someone has MS are different from one person to another.
The main symptoms include:
- Difficulty walking
- Vision problems, such as blurred vision
- Problems controlling the bladder
- Numbness or tingling in different parts of the body
- Spasms and muscle stiffness
- Balance and co-ordination problems
- Challenges with thinking, learning and planning
The symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis one has may phase out or deteriorate nerves over time depending on its type. It is neccessary that you see a doctor upon noticing any of the symptom above.
Causes Multiple Sclerosis?
MS is an autoimmune condition. This refers to the malfunctioning of the immune system and it attacks a healthy part of the body (that is, the brain or spinal cord), causing damages to underlying nerves that carry messages to the bain.
This slows down or disrupts communication between the brain and other parts of the body.
Exactly what causes the immune system to act in this way is unclear, but most experts think a combination of genetic and environmental factors is involved.
How is MS Diagnosed?
It’s most commonly diagnosed in people in their 20s, 30s and 40s although it can develop at any age.
Doctors would normally use the following tests in ruling out the possibility of other conditions that might produce similar signs and symptoms:
- Medical history and examinations
- Blood Tests
- Spinal Tap (for fluid samples)
- Response to stimuli tests
Multiple Sclerosis Treatment
Treatments can help control the condition and ease symptoms.
The treatment you need will depend on the specific symptoms and difficulties you have. They include:
Medications could be used to reduce fatigue, treat depression, increase walking speed, and reduce pains. This includes injectable, oral treatments and infusion
2, Physical Therapy Management
Physiotherapy plays an important role in keeping a patient with Multiple Sclerosis active and functional. Areas of physiotherapy treatment include Stretching and Strengthening Exercises, Muscle Relaxants, Aerobic Training, among others.
The focus is on avoiding worsening symptoms; reduction of fatigue; developing strength and stamina; increasing walking speed and regaining ability even after a disease
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