'Multiple Sclerosis" - what do we know?

So, we've been talking about "fibromyalgia . . . and I mentioned an article from Multiple Sclerosis News . . . that said there "may" be a connection

Well today . . . let's talk about "Multiple Sclerosis" and discover the possibilities . . .

So what exactly is MS???

Well . . . as we know . . . MS is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system).

And . . . in "Multiple Sclerosis" . . . the immune system attacks the protective "myelin sheath" that covers nerve fibers . . . and with this . . . it causes communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body.

"Multiple sclerosis", is a T-cell mediated autoimmune disease in which "INFLAMMATION" is involved.

And the symptoms that we see and feel . . . all depend on how much damage has been done to the "myelin sheath" around the nerves. Therefore, leaving the nerves wide open for damage themselves.

Now . . . science states . . . that there's no known "cause" of MS and with that . . . there is "no" cure" . . . but there are treatments that can help speed recovery from an attack.

So I guess the next question we need to ask is this . . . if "myelin sheath" damage is the result of MS . . . how can we correct this damage???

But first, to better understand . . . let's talk about this "myelin sheath" itself. We know that it's an "insulating layer" or sheath that forms around nerves including the brain and spinal cord.

And it's made up of "protein and fatty substances".

And as I stated above . . . MS is when the immune system attacks this fatty material called "myelin". And without this protective shell that covers the nerves . . . they become damaged. The brain now can't send signals and messages through the body correctly.

Okay . . . so what are some of the first signs we will see???

Well . . . that would be . . . vision problems, tingling and numbness, pains and spasms, weakness or fatigue, balance problems or dizziness, bladder issues, sexual dysfunction and cognitive problems.

And what age does MS usually occur???

Well . . . MS can show us at "ANY" age . . . but onsets usually occurs around 20 to 40 years of age.

And normally the life span for a diagnosis of MS is about 25 to 35 years.

Now with this . . . some of the most common causes of death with MS are . . . secondary complications like immobility, chronic urinary tract infections, compromised swallowing and breathing issues.

So tomorrow . . . let's take the day and discover if there's a way to "repair" this "myelin sheath" . . . and help the suffering of MS.

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