Tuesday, March 17, 2009

MS Stress: Can Reducing Stress Help increase MS Stem Cells?

Finding ways to reduce our MS stress for those of us who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis does more for reducing our Multiple Sclerosis symptoms than researchers and doctors alike really knew or understood before.

Reducing stress levels, after we are diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis can definitely help reduce the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, but did you know that reducing stress can actually help to increase the number of stem cells that our immune system produces to help repair damage to the immune system?

This can actually decrease the demyelination of the spinal cord and the brain by helping to reduce MS exacerbations, relapses or attacks and by boosting the body's own defenses by the immune system, when it comes to being able to fight off infections.

The MS research has been showing much more that when we find ways to reduce the stress that we are over reacting to that this helps to calm down our over reactive nervous systems. On top of this, reducing how stressed out we feel can actually help the body to relax and rest, which will stimulate stem cells to be produced in our bodies. These stem cells help to repair the damage to the myelin sheath, which insulates and protects the spinal cord, in addition to helping to repair the Blood Brain Barrier, which surrounds and protects the brain.

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