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Multiple sclerosis.

A chronic condition that affects many functions of the nervous system.

A third of patients are affected by mild, non - progressive.

Another third is deteriorating slowly, with outbreaks (per season)

The rest is deteriorating rapidly.

Young adults (20 to 40 years, both sexes, more common in women)


Sometimes there are spontaneous healing.

However, the majority of cases of multiple sclerosis is incurable.

The symptoms may be relieved or controlled, and stabilized the disease for months or years.

Life expectancy can reach 20 or 30 years.

They continue scientific research into the causes and treatment, and there are hopes of finding a treatment and cure.

Diagnosis and Treatment.


His own observation of symptoms.

Medical history and physical examination by your physician.

It might be advisable to consult the neurologist.



Analysis of spinal fluid.


General Measures.

Try to lead a life as normal as possible, avoiding fatigue.

Avoid heat environments (up under the shower)

The heat can worsen symptoms temporarily.

Some unscrupulous doctors offer treatments without value.

Before paying, check with their doctors any unconventional treatment being offered.


Your doctor may prescribe:

Medication with cortisone during periods of relapse or worsening symptoms.

Muscle relaxants to control the spasms.


Stay as active as you can.


Follow a normal diet, well - balanced, high in fiber to avoid constipation.

Tell your doctor if.

Have symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

The following occurs during treatment:

Difficulty breathing or swallowing.

Sudden increase in weakness.

Chills and fever or other symptoms of infection.


Urinary tract infections caused by disturbances in bladder or bowel.

Ulcerations for a prolonged stay in bed.

Constipation by inactivity.

Risk Factors.

In children and adolescents living in cold climates.

Then transfer them to more benign weather does not help them.


For the moment, has no prevention, but therapy can shorten the duration of relapses.

Avoid infections, which cause relapses.



Research suggests that multiple sclerosis may be caused by an autoimmune disorder or a slow - acting virus.

Dissolve parts of the white matter of the brain and spinal cord, which can not lead a normal nerve impulses.

Signs and symptoms.


Early stage:

Fuzzy eye problems such as blurred vision or double vision intermittent.

Weakness, difficulty walking or maintaining balance.

Slight loss of sensitivity, numbness or tingling.

Later stage:

Pronounced weakness, tremors.

Difficulties of diction.

Loss of control over bladder or bowel.

Sharp and sudden changes of mood.

Sexual impotence in men.


The signs and symptoms vary widely depending on the individual.

It is sometimes confused with emotional disturbances or "nerve".

The disease typically presents a sender symptoms worsen sharply during a season, after improving for a time, until the next relapse.

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