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Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune disease that progressively impairs the central nervous system. The body`s immune system attacks the protective insulation of nerve fibers, known as myelin, causing a buildup of plaques and the eventual scarring and hardening of multiple nerve fibers. This process is known as sclerosis, hence the name of the disease. Once nerve pathways become damaged, nerve impulses direct muscle movement to slow down or to stop altogether.
MS usually strikes between the ages of 15 to 60, with most cases occurring between 20 and 40 years of age. It affects women twice as often as men, and is most prevalent in the northern United States, Canada, and upper Europe, where the climate tends to be temperate. Overall, an estimated 350,000 Americans suffer from MS, which is considered to be incurable by conventional physicians, who also have little understanding about its causes.
As the buildup of plaque scars or strips the myelin sheath away from nerve fibers, nerve transmission becomes impaired, and the symptoms of MS begin to appear. They include loss of muscle control, problems with balance and gait, blurry or double vision, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, heightened sensitivity to heat and cold (especially heat, which can worsen other symptoms), and painful tingling sensations in the hands and/or feet. In advanced cases, patients can experience difficulty speaking, spastic movements, and weakness in the arms, hands, legs, and/or feet. Full or partial paralysis can also occur, and severe fatigue can make normal activities extremely difficult to carry out. Urinary incontinence or a frequent need to urinate can develop. In some cases, MS patients need to use a wheelchair; although in many cases, patients are able to continue living and working as before, but with increasing degrees of difficulty. A rarer symptom of MS is alexia, a sudden inability to understand written language.
MS tends to go into remission and then flare up again, intensifying and worsening with each episode. In some cases the progression of MS is swift, leading to serious degeneration within a few months or years, whereas others may experience less severe attacks that can occur on and off over many decades. No two cases of MS are exactly alike, making effective treatment extremely difficult. For this reason, it is essential that proper individualized treatment begin as early as possible following the initial appearance of MS symptoms.
Although conventional medicine claims that multiple sclerosis is caused by demyelination (the breakdown of the myelin sheath caused by the buildup of plaques), holistic health practitioners maintain that there are many other potential causes, as well. This view is strengthened by the fact that major symptoms of MS can be present even when there is little myelin damage; and, in some cases, major dymelination only produces minor symptoms. What follows is an overview of the other most common potential causes of MS.
There are natural cures for Multiple Sclerosis that do not involve the use of pharmaceutical drugs. They involve restoring the biochemical balance of the body, and making dietary and lifestyle changes designed to improve one's general health.
- What is multiple sclerosis?
- Multiple sclerosis treatments
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What is multiple sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis, or MS, occurs when myelin, the protective sheath surrounding the central nervous system’s nerve fibres, becomes damaged. This disrupts messages between the brain and other parts of the body.
Some people experience MS in periods of relapse and remission, while, for others, the pattern is progressive.
Multiple sclerosis can be a very unpredictable condition, bringing with it a range of different symptoms, from muscle spasms, fatigue and stiffness to swallowing, balance and speech difficulties. Full or partial paralysis can also occur. Of course, not everybody is going to get them all - most people with MS only develop some of them. There is no set pattern, and people often experience different symptoms at different times.
It’s not really understood why some people develop MS, but research suggests that causes are likely to be down to a combination of environmental and genetic factors.
Multiple sclerosis treatments
A range of pharmaceutical multiple sclerosis treatments are available. Yet there is little research about the effectiveness or otherwise of some of the medications on offer, even though some have been around for several years.
So for many people who have this complex condition, conventional multiple sclerosis treatments don’t have all the answers. For that reason, many people who have MS turn to natural multiple sclerosis cures as well as or instead of medical multiple sclerosis treatments. Indeed, it is reckoned that up to three quarters of people with MS have used complementary or alternative medicine to help manage their condition.
Often, people turn to natural multiple sclerosis cures appeal because of the holistic approach of these remedies, and the way they take emotional and spiritual issues into account, as well as just the physical ones.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), which issues guidelines on how the NHS should treat multiple sclerosis, says there is some evidence to suggest that natural multiple sclerosis cures, including reflexology, massage, t'ai chi, fish oils, or a combination of these, may be helpful for people with MS, in particular in terms of their general well-being.
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