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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disease that affects brain and spinal cord. It damages the myelin sheath, the material that surrounds and protects nerve cells. This damage slows down or blocks messages between brain and body.
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Jun Lin

on 23 March 2013

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Transcript of Multiple Sclerosis

How ECG represents cardiac electrical conduction system V1 4th intercostal space to the right of the sternum

V2 4th intercostal space to the left of the sternum

V3 Directly between the leads of V2 & V4

V4 5th intercostal space at midclavicular line

V5 Level with V4 at left anterior axillary line

V6 Level with V5 at left midaxillary line Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disease that affects brain and spinal cord. It damages the myelin sheath, the material that surrounds and protects nerve cells. This damage slows down or blocks messages between brain and body, leading to the symptoms of MS. They can include---- * Visual disturbances
* Muscle weakness
* Trouble with coordination and balance
* Sensations such as numbness, prickling, or "pins and needles"
* Thinking and memory problems MS diagnosed?
* MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans
* An electro-physiological test
* Examining the cerebro-spinal fluid can help to dianose multiple sclerosis. How is multiple sclerosis treated?
There is no cure for MS, but medicines may slow it down and help control symptoms, Initially, corticosteroids, such as prednisone or methylprednisolone, were widely used.. Physical and occupational therapy may also help. Prognosis:
Multiple sclerosis is not a fatal disease. Most people with multiple sclerosis have a normal or near-normal life span and usually die from the same conditions that affect the general population (heart disease, cancer). Still, MS symptoms can negatively affect quality of life. Suicide rates among patients with MS are higher than average.
The majority of patients with MS do not become severely disabled. And women tend to have a better outlook than men. No one knows what causes MS. It may be an autoimmune disease, which happens when body attacks itself. Multiple sclerosis affects women more than men. It often begins between the ages of 20 and 40. Usually, the disease is mild, but some people lose the ability to write, speak or walk.
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