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Patient #1 Helen, 28
Transcript of Patient #1 Helen, 28
Pins and needle feeling in her feet and hand
This disease is different with everyone, some symptoms may be more or less severe than others.
Multiple sclerosis is incurable. The only way the patient can cope with this disease is to take treatments.
Treatments concentrate on attacks, slow down the progression, and manage the symptoms.
There are many medications to treat and reduce frequency and severity of the symptoms.
Areas of the Brain involved
We have came to a conclusion that our patient Helen is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. We decided she has that disease due to the fact that her symptoms include loss of balance, problems walking, tingling, and blurred vision which are all symptoms of the disease.
Patient #1 Helen, 28
Helen, a 28-year-old woman, has noticed strange “pins and needles” feelings in her feet and hands. She has been very tired lately and she says that when she goes to the gym “she just feels weak.” She says that her inability to exercise has been making her feel depressed. Her vision seems to be getting worse and she’s made an appointment with her ophthalmologist for later in the week. Most recently, she has experienced moments of unsteadiness when she walks. She was a gymnast in high school; she has never had a problem with balance before. She has noticed that her symptoms seem to come and go. She experiences periods of fatigue and balance problems, but the majority of the time she feels just fine.
Patient's Life in The Future
She will be sent to a occupational therapist to help improve balance, coordination, and strength. It'll help improve skills, find different ways to complete task. This therapy will help perform everyday activities easier.
Neurologists will manage her neurological symptoms. They're specialists of nerves, they'll diagnose and treat the brain and spinal cord related diseases. This will help her have a normal life.
The cause of multiple sclerosis is still unknown, but researchers believe it is an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is a process in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells, organs, or tissues. This causes it to attack and destroy myelin sheath. This causes lesion on the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve that lead to error in communication.
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