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What is sclerosis multiplex?


What is sclerosis multiplex?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). In MS , the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body.

Is sclerosis multiplex curable?

There’s currently no cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), but it’s possible to treat the symptoms with medicines and other treatments. Treatment for MS depends on the specific symptoms and difficulties the person has. It may include: treating relapses of MS symptoms (with steroid medicine)

What happens to a person with multiple sclerosis?

In MS, the immune system attacks the layer that surrounds and protects the nerves called the myelin sheath. This damages and scars the sheath, and potentially the underlying nerves, meaning that messages travelling along the nerves become slowed or disrupted.

What are the first signs of multiple sclerosis?

Common early signs of multiple sclerosis (MS) include: vision problems. tingling and numbness. pains and spasms. weakness or fatigue. balance problems or dizziness.

What is the best treatment for multiple sclerosis?

Dimethyl fumarate, two times daily by oral route, is the most widely accepted medicine for treating relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis.

How do you treat multiple sclerosis?

If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), there are many medical treatments you can use to treat your disease, like medications or physical therapy. However, many people look for other ways to feel better, such as acupuncture, yoga, relaxation, herbal remedies, and massage. They’re called alternative and complementary therapies.

What medications cause multiple sclerosis?

According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society , alcohol may have an additive effect with certain drugs commonly prescribed to people with MS, including baclofen, Valium (diazepam), Klonopin (clonazepam), and some antidepressants. Drug interactions can be dangerous, so avoid them if you can.