FRONT PAGE AMPYRA AUBAGIO AVONEX BETASERON COPAXONE EXTAVIA
Stan's Angels MS News Channel on YouTube GILENYA NOVANTRONE REBIF RITUXAN TECFIDERA TYSABRI
 Daily News for Neuros, Nurses & Savvy MSers: 208,152 Viewers, 8,368 Stories & Studies
Click Here For My Videos, Advice, Tips, Studies and Trials.
Timothy L. Vollmer, MD
Department of Neurology
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Professor

Co-Director of the RMMSC at Anschutz Medical Center

Medical Director-Rocky Mountain MS Center
Click here to read my columns
Brian R. Apatoff, MD, PhD
Multiple Sclerosis Institute
Center for Neurological Disorders

Associate Professor Neurology and Neuroscience,

Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Clinical Attending in Neurology,
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
CLICK ON THE RED BUTTON BELOW
You'll get FREE Breaking News Alerts on new MS treatments as they are approved
MS NEWS ARCHIVES: by week

HERE'S A FEW OF OUR 6000+ Facebook & MySpace FRIENDS
Timothy L. Vollmer M.D.
Department of Neurology
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Co-Director of the RMMSC at Anschutz Medical Center
and
Medical Director-Rocky Mountain MS Center


Click to view 1280 MS Walk photos!

"MS Can Not
Rob You of Joy"
"I'm an M.D....my Mom has MS and we have a message for everyone."
- Jennifer Hartmark-Hill MD
Beverly Dean

"I've had MS for 2 years...this is the most important advice you'll ever hear."
"This is how I give myself a painless injection."
Heather Johnson

"A helpful tip for newly diagnosed MS patients."
"Important advice on choosing MS medication "
Joyce Moore


This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Saturday

 

Everything you need to know about MS





























Image Source: MEDICAL-TRIP

MS is one of the leading causes of disability in young adults.

Expert neurologist  Dion Opperman explains that MS is an autoimmune disorder, which means the body attacks itself.

The most high-risk groups are typically white people, women and those between ages 18 and 40.

It is a demyelinating disease, attacking the myelin ( a sheath that  of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord).

The damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate.

While there is no cure for MS, different kinds of MS can be treated.

"You get different types of MS, if you have relapsing-remitting, there are multiple options for treatment and we can alter the course of the disease."
—  Dion Opperman, neurologist

The four types of MS are:
  • Relapsing-Remitting MS
  • Secondary-Progressive MS
  • Primary-Progressive MS
  • Progressive-Relapsing MS
MS can have the various symptoms, including:
  • double vision
  • blindness in one eye
  • muscle weakness
  • loss of sensation
  • paralysis
  • trouble with co-ordination
  • slurred speech
  • bladder incontinence
Aside from physical symptoms, MS can also have mental and psychiatric effects.

"It can attack any part of the brain. It can change your personality, affect your memory, emotions - anything that affects your brain."
—  Dion Opperman, neurologist

There are no concrete statistics on MS patients in South Africa and researchers are still trying to determine what causes the condition, Opperman explains.


Story Source: The above story is based on materials provided by CAPETALK
Note: Materials may be edited for content and length


Go to Newer News Go to Older News