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Multiple sclerosis


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Multiple sclerosis

  1. 1. Multiple Sclerosis By: Kylie Judd Mr. Holley H.I. 2011
  2. 2. Definition <ul><li>“ Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).” (ADAM) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Symptoms <ul><li>“Symptoms vary, because the location and severity of each attack can be different. Episodes can last for days, weeks, or months. These episodes alternate with periods of reduced or no symptoms (remissions).” (A.D.A.M.) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Can it be cured? <ul><li>“There is no known cure for multiple sclerosis at this time. However, there are therapies that may slow the disease. The goal of treatment is to control symptoms and help you maintain a normal quality of life.” (A.D.A.M.) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Do they need assistance? <ul><li>It depends on how bad it gets. Some cannot walk to far places or lose their balance. They can get numbness or visual disturbances. If they have severe symptoms than they will need someone taking care of them. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Treatment and Therapy <ul><li>“ Physical therapy helps the person with MS to strengthen and retrain affected muscles; to maintain range of motion to prevent muscle stiffening; to learn to use assistive devices such as canes and walkers; and to learn safer and more energy-efficient ways of moving, sitting, and transferring.” (Gale) </li></ul><ul><li>“ New research has found that putting patients on MS drugs at the first sign of nerve inflammation drastically slows the chances.” (Salem Press) </li></ul>
  7. 7. How I can help <ul><li>If they need assistance I can help them get to where they need to go if its for example: up the stairs. If they have trouble seeing I can help them find what they’re looking for. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Conclusion <ul><li>Multiple Sclerosis can effect a person’s life. Less than 5% of people die from MS. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Good nutrition; adequate rest; avoidance of stress, heat, and extreme physical exertion; and good bladder hygiene may improve quality of life and reduce symptoms.” ( The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Works Cited <ul><li>&quot;MRI indicating MS.&quot; Sick! Gale, 2010. Gale Science In Context . Web. 7 Apr. 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Multiple sclerosis.&quot; The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine . Detroit: Gale, 2009. Gale Science In Context . Web. 7 Apr. 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>“Multiple sclerosis.” A.D.A.M., 2011. Web. 7. Apr. 2011. </li></ul>
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