An Introduction to Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by the destruction of the myelin sheath surrounding the axons of the central nervous system. The damaged oligodendrocytes which generate myelin cannot be restored. Scarring occurs, which results in an interruption of the salutatory conduction of an action potential down the axon. This slower conduction velocity results in weakness and lack of coordination in the individual suffering from MS (Beas, Connors, & Paradiso, 2001, p. 94). Previously, MS was thought to only…...
An Introduction to NINDS Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is an ite4ong chronic disease diagnosed primarily in young adults. (NINDS Multiple Sclerosis Information Page 2000 p.1) Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease of unknown cause that affects the nervous system. it may cause problems with vision, strength, coordination, speech, bladder control, sensation, or other faculties governed by the eyes, brain, or spinal cord. Both men and women are affected. These types of problems are caused by this disease and the severity of those problems vary greatly from…...
An Analysis of Life with Multiple Sclerosis
Life with Multiple Sclerosis is like a roller coaster, you feel good some days and bad on other days, said David, the person I talked to in the chat room who is living with Multiple Sclerosis. David is 44 years old and has been living with Multiple Sclerosis for 12 years. He was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when he was 32 years old. When | asked David what it was like when he found out he had Multiple Sclerosis, he…...
A Study of Global Medical Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis
Traditional Chinese medicine is today the second-largest healthcare system in the world, ater modem Western medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine holds that the causes of most diseases originate from spiritual, emotional, behavioral dietary, and climatic factors in contrast to the biological and biochemical basis seen by practitioners of modem Western medicine. Chinese medical treatment is aimed at adjusting the environmental and human influences through lifestyle adjustments the use of medicinal herbs, and n and physical therapies. Since modem Western medicine, with…...
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