Thursday, January 29, 2009

MS Stem Cell Research: Can it Help Repair MS Nerve Damage?

MS Stem Cell Research or Multiple Sclerosis Stem Cell Research

Stem Cell research is a research being done to determine if stem cells can be used to replicate other cells throughout the body to help stimulate the body to repair damaged cells. In this vein of thinking, stem cell researchers are also looking into ways to adapt the use of stem cells for helping to regenerate nerve cells, as in the case of spinal cord injuries or for those of us that have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

This is a potentially good way for those of us with Multiple Sclerosis, since in most cases of MS, the myelin sheath along the spinal cord is damaged. MS nerve damage can often contribute to many of the MS symptoms that are present in the majority of the many cases of Multiple Sclerosis, that are appearing in many different countries around the world.

Although Stem Cell research is still in its infancy and it not a tried and true method for finding ways to repair the damage to the spinal cord, there is still hope that one day, stem cells will be a more widely used and effective method of helping to repair the damage that appears in Multiple Sclerosis.

MS Stem Cell research has the potential for helping those of us with Multiple Sclerosis to be given a chance to repair the damage to the myelin sheath along the spinal cord, not just chase the Multiple Sclerosis symptoms in an attempt for us to find relief to our suffering because of MS.

Multiple Sclerosis myelin on the spinal cord is damaged, resulting in scarring or removal of the myelin sheath, which protects the spinal cord and allows the nerve signals to travel from the brain, through the nerves along the spinal cord and throughout the rest of the body.

Click on the link to read more - MS Stem Cell Research


Monday, January 26, 2009

Connecting Socially after being diagnosed with MS

Social Interactions and MS

Multiple Sclerosis can result in ms symptoms, that can vary from mild to severe, that can often result in those of us with the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis feeling like we are alone and more isolated from the world around us.  The worse your disability becomes, because of MS, the worse the social disconnect can become. 

When the more extreme overwhelming MS fatigue is present, this can make it difficult for us to have the energy to participate in much of the daily or at least weekly social interactions that we were involved in before Multiple Sclorosis entered our lives.  Multiple Sclerosis fatigue can cause our connections with other people to be reduced or even disappear from our daily routine.  Our social connections can also dry up simply because we can not physically do what we were able to do before the symptoms of MS appeared.

Click on the link to read more - Social Connections and MS .