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does natalizumab help with multiple sclerosis (ms)

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Many perhaps: We are not aware of the full cause of ms, but know that hot ambient temperatures can make symptoms far worse, and even cause new brain lesions. Infec ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Initially maybe: The MS "hug" is indicative of spinal cord involvement, and may be a presenting feature, but could occur later in form of relapse. If you have such pr ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience Neurology
MD vs MS: Md for muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy ms is for multiple sclerosis.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Comments: Muscular dystrophy is a hereditary condition usually in young children causing weakness, scoliosis, cardiac problems due to muscular deterioration. M ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Very low: Here are the odds: if your mom has ms, about 3-5%, if your dad has ms, about 1-3%. If your identical twin has ms, about 30%. If a grandparent on ei ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aylwin david Nathaniel
Specializes in General Practice
How high: best to see how high the BP is first and whether you can entertain a slight increase- balance that with the need for steroid intervention or if anothe ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
MS: Another exam which you didn't mention is a spinal tap looking for "oligoclonal bands." if this hasn't been done, it would be the next logical step eve ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
NO cure: In medicine cure is not available for most common conditions control of symptoms and prevention of recurrence is possible in the majority of cases of ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Variable: Please consult this site for information on early symptoms of MS http://www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis/guide/multiple-sclerosis-symptoms Wish you go ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Start with doctor: If you have had multiple neurological symptom spread out over time and the neuroaxis (brain and spinal cord) you may want to get an MRI with flair seq ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Not similar: If you mean ALS, that is disease of motor neuron, causing muscular atrophy and weakness. MS involves an inflammatory attack on myelin coverings in br ... Read More

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