By: Lauren Bacchus &  Casey Hansen
<ul><li>A chronic disease that attacks the CNS. </li></ul><ul><li>Sclerosis = scar tissue ; The body's own defensive syste...
<ul><li>Fatigue </li></ul><ul><li>Numbness </li></ul><ul><li>Balance and coordination  problems </li></ul><ul><li>Bladder ...
<ul><li>Involves an autoimmune process. </li></ul><ul><li>The antigen is unknown, therefore the cause of the disease is al...
<ul><li>MS is most common in areas farther from the equator. </li></ul><ul><li>Caucasians with European ancestry but there...
<ul><li>Numbness and limbs </li></ul><ul><li>Severe paralysis </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of vision </li></ul><ul><li>*Varies d...
<ul><li>Incurable;  The disease stays with you your entire life. </li></ul><ul><li>Life expectancy is the same as the unaf...
<ul><li>Two kinds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relapsing- remitting  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secondary progressive  </li></ul>...
<ul><li>There is no real cure </li></ul><ul><li>Slowing the disease course  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High doses of corticoste...
<ul><li>http://www.nationalmssociety.org/about-multiple-sclerosis/index.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
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  • Multiple Sclerosis

    1. 1. By: Lauren Bacchus & Casey Hansen
    2. 2. <ul><li>A chronic disease that attacks the CNS. </li></ul><ul><li>Sclerosis = scar tissue ; The body's own defensive system attacks the myelin, that surrounds and protects the nerve fibers in the CNS. </li></ul><ul><li>The nerve fibers are damaged </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Fatigue </li></ul><ul><li>Numbness </li></ul><ul><li>Balance and coordination problems </li></ul><ul><li>Bladder dysfunction </li></ul><ul><li>Bowel dysfunction </li></ul><ul><li>Vision Problems </li></ul><ul><li>Dizziness </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual Dysfunction </li></ul><ul><li>Pain </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive function </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional changes; depression </li></ul><ul><li>Muscle spasms and stiffness </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Involves an autoimmune process. </li></ul><ul><li>The antigen is unknown, therefore the cause of the disease is also unknown . </li></ul><ul><li>There is evidence pointing to a viral cause, but is yet to be proven </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental and genetic </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>MS is most common in areas farther from the equator. </li></ul><ul><li>Caucasians with European ancestry but there are exceptions </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnosed between ages 20-50. </li></ul><ul><li>2 to 3 times more women then men </li></ul><ul><li>Not inherited </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Numbness and limbs </li></ul><ul><li>Severe paralysis </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of vision </li></ul><ul><li>*Varies depending on the person </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Incurable; The disease stays with you your entire life. </li></ul><ul><li>Life expectancy is the same as the unaffected. </li></ul><ul><li>A near normal life is possible in some cases. </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Two kinds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relapsing- remitting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secondary progressive </li></ul></ul>Man with relapsing-remitting Secondary progressive
    9. 9. <ul><li>There is no real cure </li></ul><ul><li>Slowing the disease course </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High doses of corticosteroids are used to reduce inflammation which can help treat attacks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rehabilitation; helps improve body function </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exercise and healthy diet </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>http://www.nationalmssociety.org/about-multiple-sclerosis/index.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple_sclerosis </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/multiple-sclerosis/DS00188 </li></ul>
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