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Can Ganoderma Coffee Help With A Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis
A disorder causing usually episodic loss of myelin (demyelination) which disrupts function of central nervous system. Can lead to nerve damage because nerve requires myelin to function best. Classically relapsing and remitting or chronic and progressive. The former is characterized by transient neurological episodes of dysfunction separate in time and in space ...Read more
I have recently been diagnosis with multiple sclerosis. I was wondering if weight loss would also help releave some of my symptoms?
Suggest: You are best advised to become as physically fit as possible, and to do so suggest: low fat, low salt diet; aerobic exercise several times weekly, vitamin D supplementation, avoidance of primary or second hand cigarette smoke, and of course, consistent use of a potent MS agent, such as Tysabri or Gilenya. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can putting off treatment of multiple sclerosis by a few months after initial diagnosis (because of a temp. loss of insurance) impact prognosis?
My experiences: Every MS patient is different, and experiences a varied and unique disease presentation, but we strongly suggest starting disease modifying agents as soon as diagnosis is confirmed to prevent disability. That said, delay of a few months may be trivial in your case, but, drug companies have programs for those without insurance, and no real reason to delay treatment. Discuss with your neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my uncle has had multiple sclerosis for 3 years and he lives in cuba, can I help?
Cuban health care: My understanding is that Cuban health care is actually quite good. Some people with MS have a simple, healthy course. Just because he lives in Cuba does not mean there is a problem. Perhaps he should visit with a neurologist from time to time. If he needs specific help, he could post a question here, or you could post it for him. Or he is welcome to try one of our virtual consults. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You bet!: Anti-spasticity agents will assist the tightness in the legs, and you could try baclofen, tizanidine, maybe botox, etc. The newest agent touted to assist gait speed, and stamina, is called ampyra, but may not help everyone, just have to try it. Best way to address mobility problem is to be using the most effective potent medications, and supplementing with vitamin d. ...Read more
Complex: Clearly, your answer would take many hrs, but here is précis: Autoimmune disorder with genetic susceptibility and environmental triggers causing inflammatory attack on brain, spinal cord, and eyes in young adults, mostly females, and potentially leading to disability. Modern potent meds are available to help this. Seek information at AAN.com, but also Mayoclinic.com, and local MS society. ...Read more
Not primary cause: Ms is clearly influenced by genetics, as we are aware of risk profiles increasing genetic susceptibility and some genetic protective profiles; but, without a number of environmental influences, will not occur. So, like folks who get flu frequently, this is a vulnerability, but not a hereditary illness. ...Read more
Complex: Chemotherapy is being modified to be used in multiple sclerosis and many monoclonal antibodies are being studied. These drugs affect the immune system by modulating or suppressing the immune cells which promote inflammation and ultimate damage. One such drug, lemtrada, may arrive this fall. ...Read more
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