Friday, May 29, 2009

What MS Facts have been Discovered through Doing MS Research?

ms facts or multiple sclerosis facts

Multiple Sclerosis is known as an autoimmune disorder where the body attacks itself, as if it is a foreign invader, which the body needs to defend itself against.

Sclerosis means scarring. Scarring is seen in the majority of the cases of MultipleSclerosis that are diagnosed each year.  The scarring is seen as plaques or lesions on the test results from performing ms mri tests or magnetic resonance imaging tests on different parts of the body.

Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis is done after performing mri tests, pin-prick tests, retinal scans, or a sample of spinal fluid is collected by doing a ms spinal tap and the sample is analyzed for certain protein markers that are characteristically present when the condition of Multiple Sclerosis is also present in the body.

Multiple Sclorosis is known to attack and often damage nerves throughout the central nervous system, throughout the body.

The majority of the scarring that is seen in most cases of Multiple Schlerosis is present on the spinal cord or through out the brain.

The myelin, a fatty tissue which surrounds, insulates and protects the nerves running throughout the spinal cord, is attacked and damaged in the majority of the cases of Multiple Scerosis.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Which MS Symptoms are related to MS Nerve Damage?

ms nerve damage

What is Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is classified as an autoimmune disorder, where the body attacks itself as if it is a foreign invader that the body needs to defend itself against. Sclerosis is another name for the scarring that appears in the majority of the cases of MultipleSclerosis. The most common way of diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis is through ms mri tests or magnetic resonance imaging tests, where the person's whole body can be scanned to determine if there is scarring or demyelination on the spinal cord or throughout the brain.

Multiple Sclerosis nerve damage

Multiple Sclerosis attacks the nerves through out the body and scaring or demyelination results. In more severe cases of MS nerve damage can result.  The more severe MS nerve damage becomes, the more this can reult in many more problems with severely reducing how well  different parts of the body can functie body to functioon, often on a daily basis.

Based on what the doctors told me, after I was first diagnosed with a severe case of Multiple Sclerosis, the symptoms of ms nerve damage, which are often seen in more severe cases of MS, which can be signs of ms nerve damage being being present can include any of the following:

* foot drop or clonus - this describes the loss of control of one or both of your feet or a loss of nerve function in one or both of the feet (this can result in ms numbness, ms foot pain, ms nerve pain, and turning of the foot sideways whenever you try to take a step or stand with your feet flat on the floor or clonus).

* loss of muscle strength in the legs or feet - this can result in problems picking one or both feet or of either of the legs, loss of balance, 

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Can Focusing our Minds Help those with MS?

Multiple Sclerosis mind or Mind-Body techniques for MS??

Is this a good idea or just an imaginary idea?

Our minds have an amazing ability to focus the energy from our bodies to enhance how well our bodies respond to what we instruct them to do. When we focus our bodies on doing something specific, like taking a step, walking, standing up or even with reducing how we respond to ms stress, our bodies listen and respond to the brain's instructions that are sent to that part of the body.

This is why whenever a clinical trial or study is performed on a new technique or with testing a new prescription drug that the researchers and doctors alike are always trying to avoid the "placebo effect". 

The "placebo effect" is where the power of suggestion is so strong to our minds that if we suggest that something can help our bodies to heal, repair or respond in a particular way that (even if a sugar tablet or sugar water is given in place of the drug or technique being tested) - many people will respond to the positive suggestion and improve -- sometimes in an amazing way -- even if they start out with a very severe health condition.

As the medical community is finding out more about the amazing abilities of the mind in reducing symptoms of different diseases, more of the doctors, who use complimentary medicine in their practices, are turning to using more mind focusing techniques  or Mind-Body techniques to help reduce the
 ms symptoms that their MS patients are experiencing.

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