We are in march and worldwide is dedicated for the education of MS. Let’s first explain what is MS?it is the short name off multiple sclerosis disease. It is an inflamatory iimmune disease with unknown causes, it attacks the myelin sheath which in the nerve fibers which is responsible for transmitting nerve impulses from the spinal cord to the brain.
The symptoms varies from person to person, but the most common symptoms are:
1- Sensory loss
2- Muscle spasms
3- Bladder and bowel incontinance
4- Vision problems
6- Concentration and memory problems
Diagnosis of MS consist of:-
– Clinical examination to identify related symptoms
– Then the patient has to do an MRI and sometimes lumbar puncture
The aim of treatment is to delay the progress of the disease and reduce the symptoms
Now I have MS what do I feel? What to do next?
Patients who suffer from MS, their main complain is like they ares loosing control of their body, this is as a result of poor communication between the nerves.
What to do next? Let us elaborate on that:
1- Do not give up, you are not alone. Being in a support group helps the patient psychologically.
2- Relax; getting periods of rest will ease the symptoms
3- Exercise will help you in maintaining muscle tone and strengthen the body to keep the balance and coordination.
4- Try not to be exposed to extreme temperatures especially heat, hot temperatures can aggravate symptoms, when you experience this situation try to apply cold compresses to reduce the symptoms.
5- Like all chronic illnesses, keeping nutrients as well as a balanced diet is important to provide the body with adequate nutrients.
live well with MS