By: Gary P Owen | Apr 22, 2010 Learning to live with MS can be a challenge and one that most would prefer to meet head on. Learning as much as you can about your disease will go a long way toward making it much easier to live with. There are a large number of multiple sclerosis books that can help you sort through what you can do for your own health as well how to help a loved one what has been afflicted with MS. You can find accounts of other people and how they dealt with their disease and if a bit of laughter is good for the soul you will find some of that too.
By: Gary P Owen | Apr 22, 2010 One of the early symptoms of multiple sclerosis is vision loss; it is usually only temporary and only seems to occur in one eye. Over 80 % of all MS patients report that they have vision problems that may come and go over time. In rare instances these can lead to permanent blindness, but the percentages of this happening are extremely low.
By: Gary P Owen | Apr 22, 2010 One of the most common complaints from people who suffer with multiple sclerosis is pain. Sometimes it can be short sharp pains but more often than not it pain that radiates and lasts for hours and days to even months without relief. Many describe this pain as one that is no limited to only one area of the body, or it can affect several areas at the same time and then disappear for no reason at all.
By: Gary P Owen | Apr 22, 2010 According to new research studies reviewing the use of Tysabri as a new treatment for MS has been met with a large measure of success. Tysabri is the brand name for natalizumab developed by Biogen Idec and Elan Pharmaceuticals and has been shown to have significant success with relapsing multiple sclerosis.
By: Gary P Owen | Apr 20, 2010 Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the Myelin which is the covering that surrounds the spinal cord. The myelin provides insulation for the nerves coming from the spinal cord, and it helps the conduction of impulses along the nerves. In MS inflammation destroys the myelin causing the nerve impulses to slow down and degenerate.
By: Gary P Owen | Apr 20, 2010 As if finding out that you have been diagnosed with MS isn't stressful enough studies now show that there is a direct correlation between stress and multiple sclerosis exacerbations. Simply stated the more stress you have in your life the more likely you are to have a relapse. Tests done in Australia show that a person who is under stress is more likely to have a relapse, not surprisingly this relapse could cause even more stress.
By: Gary P Owen | Apr 20, 2010 Once considered something only for the stars to keep themselves looking young a beautiful Botox has become a medication for multiple sclerosis. Botulinum Toxin or Botox has been found to reduce spasticity and other neurological problems encountered by patients with MS. While the FDA has not approved the use of Botox for the treatment on MS for the reduction of spasticity it has been used with some positive results.