Multiple Sclerosis is a disease the attacks the central nervous system. Fatty myelin sheaths around the axons of the brain and spinal cord are damage. MS affects the ability of cells to communicate with each other. This leads to most cases to some sort of paralysis in the body,
There is no direct link to a specific cause for MS. Scientist are still trying to solves this mystery. From what we do know it is there is not direct genetic link to the disease. Another 3 key factors that might determines what causes is other diseases, Environmental and immunologic. Diseases such as measles, canine distemper, human herpes virus-6, Epstein-Bar and Chlamydia are being investigating as may being a trigger. In the environmental causes show that vitamin D may be a roll in this. Studies that people who were born near the equator then move to an area before 15 there chances increase. Reasons for this is vitamin do is impact your immune system helping to fight autoimmune diseases like MS. So people near the equator living there get more sunlight which means more vitamin D. so somewhere in-between the age of 15 and moving it seems some sort of change is accruing.
MS accurse in women 2 to 3 times more like then men which is a significant differerance. Then is most likely which has to the role of hormones and how they affect you. The risk for the general public is 1/750 the rises to 1/40 in children who's parents have it. Most cases are diagnosed in the age range if 20-50. teens and child can get it but it very rare. It is most common in Caucasians but all ethics can aquairethe disease. About every 2 weeks 2 people are diagnosed with it. There about 400,00 people with the disease.
There is a wide rage of symptoms there are more common symptoms such as walking/balance issue, numbness, fatigue, bladder/bowel dysfunction and so on. Less common symptoms speech disorders, seizers, tremor, respiration/breathing problems. Symptoms of MS usually appear in periods called relapses. Some attacks are preceded by commons triggers. Relapses are more random and cant happen at anytime.
One of the problem with ms there is no symptoms physical findings or lab test that they can use to determine if you have MS. They also may be similar to other medicinal conditions so all other most get ruled out. Find evidence of two serrate damages in the central nervous system. Also find damage accurse at least one part to rule out other diseases. This can be found by using a Neuroimaging. This is a scan that analysis the cerebrospinal fluid and evoked potentials. You can also test for cerebrospinal fluid obtained from lumbar puncture. This test for oligoclonal bands which are inflammation markers found in 75%-85% of MS patients One other way you can test for MS is evoked potentials. These test for responses in the body using visual and sensory test. Since MS nervous is block/damaged their responses are less then normal stimulation of a normal person.
There is no cure for MS at this time period. At this point in time they focus on trying to control the flare-ups of MS. One of the problems with the drugs they use is that the side affects of the drugs can be worse then the actually disease itself. My dad has been offer new drugs but they might kill him. It is not worth it. Similar ways to control ms is physical therapy to keep his muscle in shape. It help strength what little strength they have to do the similar thing like take a step or two that they might be able to do on their own. Is worse cases speech therapy might be needed. Another common way that helps MS patient is getting infusion in there body once a month. It helps stop flare up and subdues symptoms. They will be very week however a few days after the infusion so sleep and rest is necessary.
There are four classifications of MS the first one is relapsing remitting, this is chararized by relapse then followed periods of time of remission. This can be anywhere from a few months to years of no signs of having disease activity. The 2nd classification is called secondary progressive. Is when you have progressive neurologic decline between attacks without any definite periods of remission. The 3rd type is called primary progressive. Which 10-15% of individuals who never have remission after their initial MS symptoms. The 4th and final one is called Progressive relapsing (Benign). This is for the indicial who suffer steady neurologic decline but also suffer superimposed attacks.
Lesions are the scars that form in the nervous system. Lessions cause inflammation in the central nervous system in which neurons have their myelin destroyed. Myelin dare the proteins are the fat and proteins sheets that control the signals in your central nervous system. This is why many MS patients are reduced to wheelchair because their myelin sheaths have been destroyed ruined. This destructive processed is called Demyelinated. Modern technologies such as MRI scans and CT scans show where the lesions. Before there was no way to determine where they where in the body. In recent year studies have showed there are four different types of lesions which may mean there is for different forms of multiple sclerosis. Thos could even be that MS is four different together in its entirety.
The goal of rehabilitation is to improve and maintain the normal body function. Rehabilitation is considered necessary component of comprehensive, quality health care for people with MS, at all stages of the disease. Physical therapy evaluates what ability and function you a struggling wit. Whether it is walking, strength, balance, fatigue or pain. The finally end is strength your muscles to you can increase your mobility. Excises include strength training, range-of-motion exercises, gait training,. They also train in mobile aid such as crutches, scooters, and wheelchair.
There are a lot of struggles people living with MS half to face. From the everyday habits that we take for grant like be able to move freely to getting a job. Sleep problems may accrues due to muscle spasms and other factors. To help with this they suggest not taking naps during the day, not smoking during night, going to bed when you are tired and try to do the best to relax yourself. Something people with MS people must do is exercise. Do not over do it because they may heart themselves in the process. Stress can be a trigger for MS and makes the body week. So try your best to stay calm and relaxed.
The MS society is a non-profit organization that is nationwide promoting advance on issue relating to multiple sclerosis. They organize a wide range of programs to help raise money for the the organization. It was founded in 1946 and has ever grown stronger and doing great goods for the cause. They are relentlessly pursuing prevention, treatment and cure for MS. They help families with MS by throwing events to families living multiple sclerosis. They are the biggest group right now helping people with MS.
There are many things the average person can do to help out. There are nearly 600 MS walk around the country that you can participate in. For people for looking for more of a challenge there 30-50 mile walks over a 2-3 day period. You host/create community events to help raise awareness and fundraise for the MS movement. If walks are not your thing there is places like VolunteerMatch.com where you can do volunteer work and help out. Also you can go through the MS society to the dozens of programs they offer. Also you can involve your companies in the support. There are hundreds of companies that have partner with the MS society so go support and help out.
A person living with MS is going to need help getting around the house. They are going to half to have devices to help them do there everyday activities. Devices for the home that can help out at the house are built-up utensils, grab bars, reacher devices and sliding bars. If worse comes to worse and the person is no longer to walk get an a electric wheelchair. Building ramps where your stairs is the best solution to making your house wheeelchairaccessiable.For clothing wise they are going to have a hard time getting dress. Having a sitting chair with arms rest where they can get dress will keep them from losing there balance. Wear clothes that are loose fitting or have elastic waistbands. Also you can always use devives like shoehorn or sockaid for additional assistance. For bathing install grab bars inside and outside of the shower. This is one of the most dangerous places for them because they have the ablity to easily loose balance and potential injure there selves serverly. Make sure there is someone home incase they fall. You nonskid mats in the bathroom. Always makes sure the floor is not slippery. Use lukewarm water, very hot water can cause fatigue and agrravate your symptoms. These days there are wheelchair accessiable bathtub they may be more fitting for your situation.
The central nervous system coordinates the active of all parts of the bodies functions. The central nervous system is made up of the brain and the spinal cords. Your brain is protect by your skull and your spinal is protected by your vertebrae Millions of nerves all communicate through this delicate high way to make your life possible. From the littlest of things from picking up a spoon to eat your daily breakfast requires cooperation of this important Struthers. In the case of MS patient this highway gets destroy. These pathways get destroyed by . These eat away at the delicate protein which no longer are able to send signals to your brain. This interns causes your body to not be able function properly. Muscle spasm usually accrues and the person is unable to break them. You either must wait it out or try slowly exercising that point to help break the spasm. If you are lucky if it just slightly damaged you start to loose the balance, coordination and other basic functions. Usually however it deteriorates to point where the person can no longer walk and will accrue wheelchair assistance.
Disease like MS can lead to frustration, anger, hopelessness and depression. Depression is defined as a mood disorder, and there are several subtypes. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is considered in a separate category. Stress is bad and can be a trigger for the disease. Warning signs can include anger worry, sadness and mood swings. His behavior might change like acting on impulse and overacting. Best for him and everyone is to find something that will calm him down. From taking him out of the house to just keeping his mind occupied. Depression happens a lot because of the hopeless they feel. They feel as if there life is gone and they are useless. So make them feel like there still apart of the family. This will be a lifetime battle for everyone.
For my application part of my sgp I decided to put my love for music into place. i had some friends that played in a bands that I knew that would wanna help out. I called them up and we came together on a date that would work for everyone January 22nd. It was going to be sooner but due to everyone having a complications with there schedle that was the date everyone was free and it was a Friday. That ment more kids would beable to come. Orginally there were to be 5 bands to play but we mananged to squeeze a 6th band in because they we able to play a quick set.
For advertisement I custom made a flyer and sent it out across facebook to give me a rough guess of how many of my friends/aquatinses would be able to come. From there I went on local websites and posted the flyer around there. From there I went on blogs and kept everyone posted with updates and reminders. I also also had the help of the bands being able to bring some people with them
I had my friend steve film for a good part of the show and with his fottage I put this together.
At the end of it all the concert turned out a success. Everything ran smoothly for the most part. The show lasted a little bit longer due to issue with set up times but other then that it was all good. At the end of it all I had raised $350 for the ms society and I felt real good about myself knowing I made a difference. Every penny helps them in anyway shape or form. I would half to say more then 100 showed up. I would have made more money but due to some misconmunaction some people thought it was free/got the money count wrong. At the end of it all I decided not to kick them out because they atleast came to support and I wasn’t going to be rude and make them drive home. All and all everyone who was there said it was one of the best shows they been due. Me personally I never danced as hard as I did at the show. The energy was great, the bands were awesome and the kids were amazing. It was a win win for everyone.
I had figured out what I wanted to due for my application I just needed putting it to work. So I figured before I had my sgp project show I would have a test run show to se show everything would work. For this shows my friends at Heavy Beat helped out a lot. There were something I didn’t realize I needed like a sound system and they hooked me up with that. This show also alounded people to know where my house was so for the next show more people would turnout. This show let know what I need to know to improve on for the next show and work out all the little kinks.
It is believed that Paleolithic diet is effective in treating MS. It was founded by MichuelMacdougall. I had not been able to use his legs, eyes and fingers. After years of this diet he was able to gain back muscle control/reflexes were back to normal. In his diet he believes that you should not eat any food that contain gluten. This means avoids breakfast cereals, pasta and bread. No foods that contain dairy produce such as liquid milk and cream, butter and cheese. MacDougal reframes from eating refined sugar and placing it with such things as honey and fruit sugars to sweeten food. Vitamin and Monerals are essicials in the diet from getting enough vitamin B12 to Calcium Gluconate. The whole theory behind this diet is that human evolved in millions of years and in the past 11,000 modern our food has changed. This modern aged agriculture our bodies have not have not adjusted to eat because what we were designed to eat. Advocates of this diet because our bodies have not evolved for such food, it is part of the root for a whole list of disease. Even if you do not believe in his you should still always make sure a MS patient is getting all the vitamins and protein and can get.
Exercise is one of the most important things you can do for ms atient . It will helo them relieve symtoms and keep whatever strengh in there muscles left. The key things when it comes to exercise is not do overdo it. This could cause serious damage to the persons body with permanent consiquences. 3 key things when it comes to exercise is the types of exercises which are best suited for you. You don’t want to do any that might hurt you. 2nd is the intesity of the work out. You want to push them enough hat they get enough excersie but not enough that they get overworked and overtired. Finally is the duration of the workout and any physical limations of the person.
Stems cell research is one of the most debated subjects in recent health history. It has the ability to heals and treat such diseases and multiple sclerosis. In trail a doctor recruited 12 women and 11 men in early stages of relapsing-remitting MS. They used stem cell from the patients bone marrow and killed existing immune systems cells with chemicals. Three years later 17 of the patients have improved at least 1 point on standard disability scale. No patients showed any signs of any sort of deteriorated. Doug Brown from the UK’s MS Society said this encoring results for the first time it appears the MS has be reversed. He says that more test are needed. The new challenge we face is providing effectives in trails involving large amounts of people.
There are many different types of medicines for treating MS due to the fact that there is no official cure. There are 3 that are used most frequently used Glatiramer Acetate, Natalizumab, and Mixoxtantrone. Glatiramer acetate is a drug for reducing the frequency of relapses. It is believed that this drug blocks the effects of MS. Natalizumb is another drug for treating the relapsing of MS. It is used to the progression of physical disability. This medicine is recommended for people who are unable to tolerate an alternate multiple sclerosis therapy. Mixotoxantrone is a medicine reserved for advances/worsing cases of MS. It it used for reducing neurologic disabilities like MS . It is only used for people status who's is abnormal between relapses
For every medicines there is often a possibly side effect. The side effects for a lot offers these multiple sclerosis drugs are dangers. Mixtoxantrone is only used for serious canuses because it carries the risk of serious side effects like leukemia. People who also take Natalizumab face risk of a vital infection of the brain and other fatal diseases.1 out of every 10 patients who take Glatiramer Acetate get a reaction of chest pain/tightness, palpitations, anxiety and the list goes on. In many cases the side effects are worse then the actually disease. I know from personal experience my dad has been offer to use new drugs but after going through the side effects on it she has decline several times. It a serious thing know that your husband can die from his medicine but it is a battle many people face.
People with MS usually go to get infusions to slow the effects Multiple Sclerosis. Depending on the medicine you are taking with it you can get them as often as 3 times a month and it could take four to every 28 days for 2 hours a day. In a Infusion they take a iv and bag and put medicine and let it drip directly in your body. It is a long process. After infusions MS patients are usually week and tired. It takes a lot of them. They usually get back to there old selves within in a day or 2.
A tremor is an involuntary, repetitive, rhythmic shaking or twitching movement. This usually happens in the hands and head. The most common kind of tremors is called a Essisential tremors. This kind of tremors only occurs when a person is moving. These tremors basically cause iritic shaking. The best example of this is back in the cartoon movies when they haven't slept in “weeks” they go to pick up a cup of coffee and it spilling because it basically looks like there shivering. It can also effect there speech making them hard to understand.
MRI stands for Magnecticresonace imaging. MRI works by using magnetic fields/pulses of radio wave energy to produce pictures of your body. MRI. Take place in a 7 foot tall white cylinder. When they lay you in the machine the body part they are examining is help down and they put you in the machine. Sometimes these machines can cause claustrophobia because your are in a small space and not aloud to move for 45 minutes to a hour. Sometimes to provide a even clearer view they inject you with dye. When you are in the machine the different magnetic fields examine that one body. The machine is very loud so the by let you listen to music on plastic headphones. If you do not stay absolutely still they will not get a clear images. Otherwise you will half to repeat part of the preserver again. These images allow extraordinary to be showed of the inside works of the human body. MRI machines can usually scare because of there size.
Slices 1993 they have been using interferon to manage multiple sclerosis. interferon's are protein messengers that cells of the immune system manufacture and use to communicate with one another. They regulate the immune system and also help them fight against viruses. Each interferon's function differently such as alpha, beta, and gamma) Patients experiences less relapses and longer times spans in-between them. Giving them chances to get better without the worry of another attack. By taking these can have side effects such as fever, tiredness/weakness and muscles aches. As time goes on these symptoms should go away.
There are three types of interferon treatments that are FDA approved. Interferon beta-1b are used for relapsing patients. It reduces the frequencies of these attacks. Interferon beta-1a is used to delay the accumulation of physical disability. Interferon beta-1a (Alone) is used for relapsing forms to slow relapsing forms of the multiple sclerosis. It is the same thing as the first one just another options medicine wise.
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Multiple Sclerosis<br />By EvanGaro<br />
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What You Can Do<br />"Get Involved." National Multiple Sclerosis Society. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2010. <http://www.nationalmssociety.org/get-involved/index.aspx>.<br />
Adapting Your Home<br />"Living With MS." National Multiple Sclerosis Society. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2010. <http://www.nationalmssociety.org/living-with-multiple-sclerosis/ index.aspx>.<br />