Multiple Sclerosis By Alex Figueiredo Mr. Holley Human Interaction April 6, 2011
What is it? <ul><li>Multiple Sclerosis is a disease in which a person’s immune system eats away at the protective covering over their nerves. (www.mayoclinic.com) </li></ul>
<ul><li>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. </li></ul>(www.mayoclinic.com) What are the lifetime effects?
Assistance and Care <ul><li>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. </li></ul>(multiplesclerosis.org)
What about treatment? <ul><li>There is no cure for multiple sclerosis. However, there are several treatments: </li></ul><ul><li>There are six types of shots, but these are expensive and don’t always work. </li></ul><ul><li>Mitoxatrone injections, which have been shown to greatly slow down the disease’s effects. </li></ul><ul><li>Supervised physical therapy </li></ul>
The End <ul><li>Scientists are still searching for a permanent cure for multiple sclerosis. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>(medicinenet.com)
Works Cited <ul><li>(http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/multiple-sclerosis/DS00188) </li></ul><ul><li>(http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/multiple_sclerosis/detail_multiple_sclerosis.htm#176203215) </li></ul><ul><li>(http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/) </li></ul><ul><li>(http://www.atlasofms.org/) </li></ul>