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Fri, 28 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500Multiple Sclerosis (also commonly abbreviated to MS) is a progressive disorder, an autoimmune condition wherein the central nervous system gets attacked by the body's immune system; these later results in demyelination and paralysis. Demyelination is the general term for diseases of the nervous system where the myelin sheath, the substance that serves as the covering of the nerve fibers, gets damaged. This in turn results disorders or impairments in muscle functions, cognition and sensation.
Fri, 25 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0400Multiple sclerosis (MS) can be thought of as an inflammatory process involving different areas of the central nervous system (CNS) at various points in time. As the name suggests, multiple sclerosis affects many areas of the CNS.
Tue, 28 Aug 2007 00:00:00 -0400Multiple sclerosis (MS) was first described in Holland by a 14th century physician. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, potentially debilitating disease that affects your central nervous system, which is made up of your brain and spinal cord. Multiple sclerosis (MS) usually affects woman more than men. Multiple sclerosis affects an estimated 300,000 people in the United States and probably more than 1 million people around the world - including twice as many women as men.
Mon, 11 Jun 2007 00:00:00 -0400Multiple myeloma is also called is Plasma-cell myeloma. It is an incurable but treatable disease. Plasma-cell myeloma is a cancer in plasma cells. Plasma cells is a type of white blood cell and white blood cell is helpful to know about normal blood cells. Normal plasma cells are an important part of the immune system.
Tue, 17 Apr 2007 00:00:00 -0400You need to understand what multiple sclerosis (MS) is in order to effectively fight it. Understand what you can do from a preventive standpoint, as well as the symptoms of it and how to handle it.
Thu, 08 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0500You wake up in the morning feeling alone. This is the day after your diagnosis and you can't believe this is happening to you. You haven't been yourself for some time. After many visits to the doctor and some tests, the results are not promising, or so you think. How can this be happening to you? Where did it come from and why now?
Thu, 16 Nov 2006 00:00:00 -0500A growing number of people with Multiple Sclerosis have been receiving gradual to complete relief of symptoms with NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association). This new avenue of treatment adds to the growing stack of confusing facts and hypotheses about Multiple Sclerosis, its cause, diagnosis and treatment.
Thu, 16 Nov 2006 00:00:00 -0500It would surprise some to know that retreats specifically tailored for those living with Multiple Sclerosis are increasing around the world because of the benefits being seen in patients across the board including a feeling of well-being, regained control of symptoms, self-esteem, comradeship, emotional support and acknowledgement.
Sat, 07 Oct 2006 00:00:00 -0400Fatigue is probably one of the most complained about Multiple Sclerosis symptoms. We're not talking about some ordinary fatigue here; but fatigue that incapacitates you physically, mentally, psychologically and emotionally as well.
Sat, 07 Oct 2006 00:00:00 -0400If you have Multiple Sclerosis, you without a doubt have at least some occasional bouts of low vision. It is rare for anyone with Multiple Sclerosis to escape this often-terrifying limitation.
Mon, 02 Oct 2006 00:00:00 -0400Become familiar with and take advantage of handy and easy to use products like Leg Lifters and other similar lifter straps and other aids that make life easier for those living with Multiple Sclerosis. Keep them nearby and accessible as your back up plan for those lazy or weak leg days.
Mon, 02 Oct 2006 00:00:00 -0400Getting around the house safely and securely can be easier than you thought with "Safety Hand Grips". Besides the usual places where grab bars are used, like the bathroom, shower and toilet. Safety Hand Grips can be put in all those other areas around the house where you also need the extra support but no one but you thought it was necessary.
Mon, 02 Oct 2006 00:00:00 -0400Our main focus in this article is the "Dressing Stick". The dressing stick is probably one of the most helpful and basic dressing aids because it works effectively for those with limited hand strength in putting on and taking off clothes, socks and even the challenging zipper.
Sun, 04 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400The human body is serviced by an extensive system of nerves that control the way the body functions. These nerves are protected by a fatty substance called myelin which insulates them from damage. If a person suffers from multiple sclerosis, the myelin is damaged thus blocking the impulses from the brain.
Sat, 04 Mar 2006 00:00:00 -0500In this final article our series on multiple sclerosis we're going to go over treatments for the disease. Sadly, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis. There are, however, treatments that can slow down the progression of the disease and lessen its effects, thus allowing persons suffering from multiple sclerosis to live as close to a normal life as possible.
Sat, 04 Mar 2006 00:00:00 -0500In our first article in this series on multiple sclerosis we discussed what the disease itself was. In this articles we're going to go over the different types of multiple sclerosis. There are actually four different variations of multiple sclerosis. This was defined by an independent survey of neurologists in 1996.
Sat, 04 Mar 2006 00:00:00 -0500If you've watched the TV series "The West Wing", you are no doubt familiar with the story of President Bartlett keeping from the public that he had multiple sclerosis while he was running for office. The show touched on the basics of the disease and for the most part tried to give us some idea of what it was and what it wasn't. In this article we're going to present the facts on multiple sclerosis, not through the eyes of a TV show but through the eyes of the medical profession.
Sat, 21 Jan 2006 00:00:00 -0500Multiple Sclerosis is an inflammatory disease of the Central Nervous System which consist of the brain and spinal cord. It is also called the disease of the "white matter" tissue. White matter consists of nerve fibers which are responsible for transmitting communication signals both internally within the CNS and between the CNS and the nerves supplying the rest of the body.