WHAT IS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS?
It is a chronic disease of brain and spinal cord in which the protective coverings(myelin sheath) of nerve gets damaged, which leads to decreased function in the brain and spinal cord.
This destruction of covering leads to scar tissue formation. The inflammation and scar tissue disturbs the signals between your brain and other parts of your body, causing various types of symptoms.
SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES
The onset of symptoms may be sudden or gradual.
The course can be relapsing or progressive(getting worse with time).
Sensory symptoms(sensations) -
Motor Symptoms(changes in muscle action)
Other symptoms: heat sensitivity, facial weakness, vertigo, fatigue, depression etc.
The most common earliest presenting features of multiple sclerosis are temporary sensory defects followed by visual disturbances.
Cause of multiple sclerosis is still unknown. It is an autoimmune disorder.
It means your immune system whose function is to protect the body mistakenly starts attacking the body tissues itself.
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
Following tests help in diagnosis of multiple sclerosis:
Conventional treatment typically focuses on speeding recovery from attacks, slowing the progression of the disease and managing symptoms, for this corticosteroids and muscle relaxants are used.
Regular exercise .
A well-balanced diet, low in empty calories and high in nutrients and fiber.
Several homeopathic remedies are recommended for people with MS, depending on the individual and their symptoms. These include Plumbum metallicum, Aurum muriaticum, physostigma, gelsemium, oxalic acid, picric acid, argentum nitricum etc.
DO’S AND DON’TS