SolveYourProblem Article Series: Multiple Sclerosis
Help Me Understand Multiple Sclerosis

> What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that affects the central nervous system. It is considered an autoimmune condition wherein the body's natural immune system attacks and destroys the myelin sheaths that cover the nerves of the body. In doing so, there is inflammation and scar tissue is left behind that is called - plaques. This effect is termed - sclerosis. And it ultimately results in the destruction of the nerves, eventually disrupting most of the normal functions of the body as messages are prevented from flowing naturally from the brain to muscles and organs. This condition can occur in the spinal cord, the optic nerve or the brain. more...
    

> What Are Multiple Sclerosis Signs and Symptoms?

As with many conditions or diseases the first indications that an individual is developing multiple sclerosis may go unnoticed. These signs or symptoms may appear innocuous in that they can be very mild and may only occur intermittently. It may only be in hindsight that one may be able to determine the onset of MS. more...
   

> What Is The Cause Of Multiple Sclerosis?

Researchers are unable to give a specific answer as to the cause of multiple sclerosis. They do, however, concur that it is an autoimmune disease. This means that for some unknown reason the body's wonderful immune response that acts to protect itself from foreign invasive bodies or substances goes on the attack against its own tissue. more...
    

> How To Diagnose Multiple Sclerosis

As with any disease it is optimally best if it is possible to get an early diagnosis. Unfortunately, with multiple sclerosis, this is difficult because there is currently no definitive test that can identify it. And, in fact, the symptoms can mimic a number of other conditions. more...
     

> What Are Multiple Sclerosis Standard Treatments?

When recommending treatment to their patients who have received a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, doctors will take into account the extent to which an individual manifests the disease. If a patient has only mild and not too frequent episodes or attacks the doctor may decide that it is best to take only a watchful attitude. This is important because... more...
   

> What Are Multiple Sclerosis Alternative Treatments?

So it is also important to have open and frank discussions with your main health care provider. Be honest about any and all treatments that may be unusual. Even though a treatment may be deemed 'natural' it does not necessarily mean that it will blend well with other traditional medicine. more...
    

> What Are Some Multiple Sclerosis Lifestyle Suggestions?

In combating multiple sclerosis it is beneficial - whether you choose a standard medical path, an alternative one, or a combination of them both - to think about a holistic approach. This really means to look at every aspect of your lifestyle to seek ways to improve your well-being. more...
    

> What Are The Different Categories of Multiple Sclerosis?

In trying to understand the disease known as multiple sclerosis it is helpful to know that there are different categories or types that can manifest this condition and follow a varied course over the length of this illness. more...
    

> How To Live With Multiple Sclerosis?
> How To Care For Someone Living With Multiple Sclerosis


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