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Transcript of Multiple Sclerosis
SCLEROSIS WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO GET THIS DISEASE? THE RISK FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF MS WAYS TO REDUCE THE RISK OF DEVELOPING MS IS THERE A CURE OR TREATMENT FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS? WHAT IS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS? Multiple Sclerosis is an inflammatory disease that affects your spinal cord and brain. Multiple Sclerosis affects the ability for the nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord to communicate with each other. It affects the central nervous system the most. There is no cure for multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis
Society of Canada The symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
are very unpredictable and vary from
person to person. Muscle Weakness
Emotional Imbalance (Depression)
Useless Hand Syndrome
Affects Recent Memory/Attention Span
Fatigue There is medication to help lessen symptoms,attack the inflammatory process of the disease and to help reduce its effects.
Ex: Steroids(to reduce severity/duration
of MS relapses) Often diagnosed in young adults ages 15-40, but children as young as 2 can be affected. The disease is most commonly
found in women. These medications are effective but living a healthy life style, eating a balanced diet, exercise and sleep will help as well. Some ethnic groups have a low risk of developing this disease.
Ex: Turkmen, Africans, New Zealand Maori The cause of Multiple Sclerosis is unknown, it is most likely that it occurs due to the combination on some genetics, environmental and infectious factors.
Another possible factor is vascular problems. BiBLIOGRAPHY Since that cause of Multiple Sclerosis is unknown, it is hard to say for certain what steps you can take to reduce your risk for developing this disease. Some theories for reducing your chances of Multiple Sclerosis include:
Vitamin D (The link between this and Multiple Sclerosis would explain why your risk of this disease is lower if you live near the equator.)
Foods such as caffeine, green tea and tart cherries are believed to lower your risk of Multiple Sclerosis. SYMPTOMS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_sclerosis
http://www.everydayhealth.com/multiple-sclerosis/multiple-sclerosis-prevention.aspx By Kaitlyn Black