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Multiple Sclerosis 2003

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Multiple Sclerosis 2003

  1. 1. Cole Wilson Nicole Cauchois Matt Main
  2. 2. <ul><li>Slows/blocks message between brain & body </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily damages the myelin sheath </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Myelin sheath – material that protects nerve cells </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Affects brain and spinal cord </li></ul><ul><li>thinning or complete loss of myelin sheath </li></ul><ul><li>Nervous system disease </li></ul><ul><li>Also known as MS </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Muscle weakness </li></ul><ul><li>Visual disturbance </li></ul><ul><li>Trouble coordinating </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of balance </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Numbness and prickling </li></ul><ul><li>Memory problems </li></ul><ul><li>Tremors </li></ul><ul><li>Slurred speech </li></ul><ul><li>Pain/loss of vision </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Cause in mostly unknown </li></ul><ul><li>Could possibly be a metabolically dependent disease </li></ul><ul><li>Could be caused by the Epstein-Barr virus </li></ul><ul><li>Possibly caused by lack of Vitamin D during childhood </li></ul><ul><li>Genetic factors play a role in MS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No single gene is responsible </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>2x as many women are affected than men </li></ul><ul><li>Over ¼ million affected in the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Ranges between 2 and 150 people per 100,000 depending on country or population </li></ul><ul><li>First symptoms show up between ages 20-40 </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>3 major drugs are available for treatment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Known as ABC drugs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only slows down progression of MS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Physical therapy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthens and retrains effective muscles </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>Bee venom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marijuana </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vitamins and minerals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tai-chi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Echinacea </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>No way to prevent </li></ul><ul><li>Good nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of rest </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical exertion </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/tschoerda/429349664/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/thruartisticeyes/805924104/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/10017467@N06/786328711/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/multiple-sclerosis/DS00188 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/multiple-sclerosis/DS00188/DSECTION=7 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000737.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.umm.edu/patiented/articles/what_causes_multiple_sclerosis_000017_4.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.medicalook.com/diseases_images/multiple-sclerosis.jpg </li></ul>

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