Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – A Disease With Unknown Origins!
Multiple Sclerosis, frequently referred to as MS, is a progressive disease of the nervous system along with a hardening of the muscles and can often bring about damage to the nerves of the face, a painful condition known as “trigeminal neuralgia”. MS is a diagnosis that can be made only after all other possible explanations for the signs and symptoms has been ruled out. An interesting observation: People in non-Westernized and/or non-Christian societies rarely, if ever, consume Pork or use Pork products, and rarely, if ever, develop Muscular Sclerosis.
The diagnosis of MS is based upon a clinical evaluation including documentation of “symptoms” and “signs” of the disease. The diagnosis of clinically definite MS needs documentation of two distinct episodes of symptoms and two or more signs evident from the neurological examination. Symptomatic episodes must last at least 24 hrs and be separated by 1 or more months. The diagnosis can be difficult to establish, especially when the first symptoms are unaccompanied by signs, abnormalities on MRI or electrophysiological tests, or analyses of spinal fluid. Even when the first symptoms are accompanied by abnormalities on the neurological examination, there is still the possibility that the correct diagnosis is something other than MS.
The symptoms are similar to those of diabetes and impending stroke victims. Some of the signs include blurred vision, loss of muscle strength and coordination, numbness, and tremors, all of which inhibit many from having a normal life. Even when there are no symptoms, there is progressive damage to the central nervous system with the passage time. After initial symptoms, there may be a gradual improvement, sometimes after several weeks. In some, these symptoms can occur early in the disease; in others, they can happen later. If you are experiencing any of these feelings or symptoms, talk with your doctor or Health Care Practioner.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and disabling disease of the central nervous system (CNS). The Latin word for scar is sclerosis. Thus, the words multiple sclerosis was chosen to describe the appearance of the brain in persons who died with this illness. The symptoms depend primarily on which particular nerve fiber pathway is involved in the CNS.
Although the cause is unknown, evidence seems to indicates that the disease may result from an environmental agent that triggers the illness in genetically susceptible people. Support for this idea includes the observation that the disease is diagnosed more frequently in temperate than tropical or subtropical areas. Men with multiple sclerosis can find it difficult to achieve or keep an erection. In women, multiple sclerosis often causes a loss of sexual sensitivity, pain during intercourse, an inability to achieve an orgasm, or a diminishing in naturally produced lubrication. Like most other MS symptoms, these problems can be temporary (during a relapse), or they can be a permanent result of the progression of the disease.
Numerous people with the disease experience fatigue or tiredness, but since fatigue can be a symptom of so many other diseases, it is not often immediately identified as being caused by MS. There are a number of medications available to help manage MS. They fall into two basic categories: Medicines that treat symptoms, Medicines that treat the underlying cause. Discuss with your healthcare provider about the best treatment option for you.
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