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Multiple sclerosis

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  • 1. Multiple Sclerosis By Alex Figueiredo Mr. Holley Human Interaction April 6, 2011
  • 2. What is it?
    • Multiple Sclerosis is a disease in which a person’s immune system eats away at the protective covering over their nerves. (www.mayoclinic.com)
  • 3.
    • Multiple Sclerosis can be very dangerous, as people with multiple sclerosis may eventually lose the ability to walk or speak because their nerves are so damaged.
    (www.mayoclinic.com) What are the lifetime effects?
  • 4. Assistance and Care
    • Naturally, people with extreme multiple sclerosis need assistance with even the most mundane, daily tasks. If they cannot walk, then they constantly need help around the house.
    (multiplesclerosis.org)
  • 5. What about treatment?
    • There is no cure for multiple sclerosis. However, there are several treatments:
    • There are six types of shots, but these are expensive and don’t always work.
    • Mitoxatrone injections, which have been shown to greatly slow down the disease’s effects.
    • Supervised physical therapy
  • 6. The End
    • Scientists are still searching for a permanent cure for multiple sclerosis.
    • In the meantime, there are still 250,000 to 350,000 people in America alone that have multiple sclerosis. It is estimated that 200 people are diagnosed a week.
    (medicinenet.com)
  • 7. Works Cited
    • (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/multiple-sclerosis/DS00188)
    • (http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/multiple_sclerosis/detail_multiple_sclerosis.htm#176203215)
    • (http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/)
    • (http://www.atlasofms.org/)
  • 8. Thank you for watching.