By: Gary P Owen | May 20, 2010 Multiple Sclerosis remedies abound, from medications, diets, therapies, and supplements there are hundreds of diverse treatments proved to treat MS. While not all of these remedies work, there are a variety of them that have been demonstrated to help multiple sclerosis patients enhance the quality of their life. Those less invasive treatments that can be combined with therapy such as diet and
By: Dick Aronson | May 20, 2010 First discovered in 1868 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893), Multiple sclerosis or MS is an autoimmune state in which the immune system negatively affects the central nervous system, causing the degeneration of the myelin sheath which guards the nerves of the brain and spinal cord.
By: Gary P Owen | Apr 29, 2010 For the person who is afflicted by multiple sclerosis, bracelets that identify them can be very important. These bracelets are designed to accomplish several goals all intended to help insure that the person wearing it gets the right type of treatment in a medical emergency.
By: Gary P Owen | Apr 29, 2010 One the most common medications used to treat the symptoms of MS is Interferon therapy. Beta Interferon therapy is considered a disease modifying agent, this means that the medication is designed to alter the way the disease continues to behave in the patient's body rather than actually offer any type of relief from the current symptoms.
By: Gary P Owen | Apr 29, 2010 For many people that are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis one of the first things that comes to mind is, are they going to be able to continue working with MS? This debilitating disease can cause a person to suffer physical disabilities that can come and go with little warning along with bone numbing fatigue that can last for days on end. This can make it difficult for some to hold a job while for others it may simply mean that accommodations need to be made to help them work around their symptoms.
By: Gary P Owen | Apr 29, 2010 For as many as 75% of all patients with multiple sclerosis, tremors are a part of their lives. Tremors are described as the involuntary, rhythmical and alternating movement of the muscles in any part of the body. It can vary in terms of severity, speed, location and how long it lasts. It can come and go at will and can even affect the tone and quality of a person's speech. These tremors can be mildly annoying or they can be very disabling depending on the location and severity.
By: Gary P Owen | Apr 27, 2010 Until recently the only treatment for multiple sclerosis has been the use of medications and drugs. The biggest problem with most of these medications is that while they offer some relief from the symptoms of the disease they often cause lasting damage to other parts of the body. There has been a recently been trend to move towards more natural treatments for MS.
By: Gary P Owen | Apr 27, 2010 Because multiple sclerosis causes physical change and damage to both the spinal cord and the brain there is no doubt that there is a link between the loss of memory and MS. Studies show that approximately 40% to 50% of all people with multiple sclerosis suffer some form of memory loss. The amount of memory loss and the effects it has on the patient are just as different as any of the other symptoms are.
By: Gary P Owen | Apr 27, 2010 Perhaps looking to Western medicine for MS is not the only answer when it comes to the treatment for those afflicted. Many people are instead turning to Traditional Chinese Medicine instead as a way to find relief from the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) believes that the roots of most diseases are affected by many factors including behavioral, spiritual, emotional, climatic and dietary habits.
By: Gary P Owen | Apr 27, 2010 Recent estimates suggest that multiple sclerosis affects at least 300,000 people in the United States and over 1 million worldwide, not surprisingly there are many famous people with multiple sclerosis. Many of them have continued to live long and active lives. Many of them have become ambassadors for multiple sclerosis helping to bring it into the attention of the public, which in turn has been a great help in raising funds for research and treatment.