Saturday, March 28, 2009

How does MS affect memory?

Multiple Sclerosis and memory problems can become very unsettling as they become more severe. But how and why does this happen?

Because Multiple Sclerosis is known to attack nerves and especially the spinal cord and the brain, which is composed of 80% nerve cells, MS can affect memory in a few different ways.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

What Tests Are Used To Diagnose Multiple Sclerosis?

Although there are tests that can be performed to help diagnose Multiple Sclerosis, it is not necessarily an easy task, when it comes to actually diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis.

Since Multiple Sclerosis can include any combination of a broad range of symptoms, it can sometimes be difficult for doctors to determine if a person has Multiple Sclerosis or some other disease or type of condition that can cause the symptoms that the patient is experiencing.

Tests can be performed to determine if Multiple Sclerosis is present.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What are the Effects of Multiple Sclerosis on the Immune System?

Immune system multiple sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis attacks nerves or nerve cells throughout out bodies.  MultipleSclerosis is known for attacking and causing damage to the myelin sheath that surround, protect and insulate the spinal cord. M S also tends to attack the brain, and in particular the Blood Brain Barrier, which surrounds and protects the brain.  Most cases of Multiple Sclorosis tend to result in damage to the nerve cells thorough out the body, which usually results in scarring after each ms attack, ms exacerbation or ms relapse.

 Muliple Sclerosis also weakens the immune system, setting us up to end up with frequent infections more often that are difficult for our bodies to fight back against.  Just about any kind of infection appears to become a possibility for those with MS, but there are certain types of infections that are seen more often in those with Multiple Sclerosis.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Can dietary changes help those with MS to find relief to their symptoms of MS?

Ms Diet or Diet and Multiple Sclerosis

There are a few diets that recommended for those of us with Multiple Sclerosis, which may help in reducing the severity and frequency of MS. Since not every case of MultipleSclerosis is the same or even as similar as you think it would be.

Dietary changes have been used with MS patients, in some cases for 10 to 20 years with some success being noted for helping to reduce the symptoms of MS. It has also been documented, in many cases that certain dietary changes can help to reduce the number of ms relapses, ms exacerbations, or ms attacks. Which are experienced by those that have been given the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis.

What Diets are there for Helping to Reduce MS Symptoms?

The main diets that are being used for those given the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis are as follows: