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Can You Die From Multiple Sclerosis
Not necessarily: Current research suggest that if patients are treated with potent disease modifying agents, they should live a generally normal lifespan. ...Read more
Very low odds: 1. Marburg form of ms is indeed aggressive and can move rapidly, but invariably occurs in children and almost never beyond adolescence. 2. Tumefactive form in adults is also rather rare, and likely occurs in pts who are not in treatment or taking ineffective meds, but can be reversed. 3. If ms diagnosed, use an effective potent medicine to maximally control (not avonex!). ...Read more
Is multiple sclerosis ever fatal? I’ve just been diagnosed with ms. My doctor says most people live normal lives, but what about those who don’t? Do some people die from it?
Do not worry: Multiple sclerosis is a treatable and controllable disorder, and typically, if treated appropriately, there is a normal lifespan. In this day and age, we have potent oral meds, and promising infusion agents, and more on the way. Work with a ms specialist, supplement vitamin d, take a potent disease modifying agent, and you should do very well indeed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need to know more: Will really need to know more about what your symptoms are. Initially, you should discuss your concerns with your primary care physician. Then an appropriate a referral to a neurologist will allow a more definitive diagnosis for you.Multiple sclerosis is treatable at the present time with multiple medications and ensure an excellany quality of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable.: If you have identical twin with MS, about 30%, but if no relative and you live north of latitudes 39-42, could be as high as 1 in 545 in the general population. About 450,000 cases thought to be in USA, in a population over 300,000,000. ...Read more
What are the dangers, if any, of taking cycles or "gear" for bodybuilding if that person had multiple sclerosis? I'm just curious.
Not simple: Bodily temperature elevation, from vigorous exercise, may result in a pseudo exacerbation, with amplification of prior symptoms which can reverse with cooling. But exercise is of value for ms patients, just needs to be paced. Also, depending upon the patients debility, exercise should be designed to prevent harm secondary to weakness, or imbalance/incoordination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are "family doctors" answering multiple sclerosis questions?! I have spotted inaccurate info being given. Only a neuro answer? 's
Part of a team: Your family doctor is usually the doc who makes the referrals and is often the one who helps treat complications, such as urinary tract infections, fatigue, associated injuries, medication reactions, and he/she keeps open the communication lines between different specialties. Coordination of medical care is critcal these days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autoimmune condition: It is a condition where your own immune system attacks the sheaths (myelin) which covers your nerve fibers. Common symptoms include weakness in muscles due to slow/ damaged nerve conduction. Lowering Inflammation in your body via diet, stress reduction, anti-inflammatory supplements may delay, stabilize and improve the condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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