5 Facts About Multiple Sclerosis No One Else Will Tell You About.
Multiple sclerosis (MS, disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata).
1) The cause of Multiple Sclerosis is unknown. Multiple Sclerosis scientists still do not know what causes Multiple Sclerosis but research is focused on investigating immune system and genetic causes.
Scientific research has uncovered a number of candidates: Trauma, Environment, Genes, Immune System and Viruses. Some say that Multiple Sclerosis is caused when the immune system somehow perceives myelin as an intruder into the system and attacks MS. Myelin is a fatty material around nerves that acts like the insulation around electrical wires.
2) Multiple sclerosis affects app. one third of a million Americans and every week some 200 people are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. That is more than one person an hour. Across the world, more than 2.5 million people have the disease. Multiple sclerosis affects not just the person with MS but also family and friends.
Did you also know that women are affected more than men are? The disorder most commonly begins between ages 20 and 40, but can strike at any age. Multiple sclerosis is not contagious.
3) Limited research reports a possible relationship between caffeine use and multiple sclerosis, although evidence is not definitive in this area.
4) People with multiple sclerosis (MS) are at an increased risk for osteoporosis. This increased risk is not a direct result of the MS disease process, but as a secondary factor of some of the treatments used in MS, and a reduction in physical activity in people with MS due to disability.
5) While there's no cure today for multiple sclerosis yet, significant advances have been made over the past decade to understand the disease better and develop more effective multiple sclerosis treatments. Today, people with multiple sclerosis have choices including the options of injectable and infusion therapy.
With the right support, information and treatment, you can manage your MS successfully. The most common therapy for an attack, also called an exacerbation, is the use of steroids. Steroids reduce the swelling and permit more rapid healing. Talk to your doctor to learn more about multiple sclerosis treatments that may be right for you.
Remember, The best possible defence against all diseases is the intake of a rich balanced diet that strengthens the immunity system.
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