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What's the age group of been diagnosed with MS is it more and young people or older people?

What's the age group of been diagnosed with MS is it more and young people or older people?

Multiple ages: MS can affect young people, but it can also wait until middle age to become apparent. Peak onset is 20-30 years, but can occur as last as the 60s (rarely). More women than men are affected. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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For information, resources, and support on specific diseases and conditions, see the links below. Additional local and national support groups can be found on the web, through local libraries, your health care provider, and the yellow pages ...Read more


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As all the medicines used in the treatment of MS are too expensive. is there any support for the patients not covered under insurance, living outside?

As all the medicines used in the treatment of MS are too expensive. is there any support for the patients not covered under insurance, living outside?

Nutrition, exercise.: Try consulting with a competent Functional Medicine doctor, Nutritionist, and Yoga instructor. All three need to work together to keep you moving and properly nurished with high quality natural foods. Avoid processed and refined foods. ...Read more

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How is a diagnosis of MS supported by an MRI of the brain and the spine?

How is a diagnosis of MS supported by an MRI of the brain and the spine?

MRI guidelines : Mri of brain and spinal cord may show areas of abnormal signal which are consistent with ms but must be taken in the context of the individual's clinical course, objective findings on the neurological exam, and no better explanation forthcoming. Ms diagnosis can be supported by MRI findings, often with additional support from spinal fluid abnormalities consistent with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have MS and depression, i exercise, meditate and attend, group. Any diet suggestions?

I have MS and depression, i exercise, meditate and attend, group.  Any diet suggestions?

Maybe useful: Classic ms diet was swank low fat, a good healthy approach, which may have some modest benefit. Vit d supplements definitely advised, about 5-10, 000 units daily. A b-complex vitamin prep may be of limited benefit, but not clear. Stay active and socialize, get regular sleep, and try to be positive as your depression could become a barrier. Aerobic exercise and stress management are great. ...Read more

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I'm o negative blood group, my grandma died of ms, i've read o negatives are prone to auto-immune conditions, is this true and could i be affected?

I'm o negative blood group, my grandma died of ms, i've read o negatives are prone to auto-immune conditions, is this true and could i be affected?

Not at risk: Statistically, based on your family history, odds of getting ms, similar to general population and no higher. Likewise other autoimmune disorders of low risk. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could assure myself I don't have ms?

Can you tell me how I could assure myself I don't have ms?

See neurologist: If you possess worrisome symptoms you should have your doctor's help. Do NOT self diagnose or treat ...Read more

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I have a question about MS lesions and when they should or shouldn't light up under gadolinium. ?

I have a question about MS lesions and when they should or shouldn't light up under gadolinium.
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Gadolinium: When MS lesions are gadolinium positive using T-1 software, this indicates an acute area of inflammation and a breakdown of the brain-blood barrier. If this occurs or T-2 lesions are increasing or getting larger, all are signs that the treatment program is inadequate and a more potent medication is needed. ...Read more

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The injections were MS therpy.But i don't have it still.But lessons are their. What will the medicines due to my health.

The injections were MS therpy.But i don't have it still.But lessons are their. What will the medicines due to my health.

LET'S ANALYZE: Presume a diagnosis of ms was made, and you were told to use injectable therapy, and have been asymptomatic. The MRI lesions are still present. So, the meds have controlled your problem, but not a cure, so you cannot stop treatment without risk of relapse. Do not worry about medication risk at this point, rather get a good treatment plan. See a neurologist who specializes in ms>. ...Read more

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Friend of mine has just been diagnosed with ms, I have heard of it but don't know that much about it really. How can I help him?

Friend of mine has just been diagnosed with ms, I have heard of it but don't know that much about it really. How can I help him?

SEE BELOW: Make sure that he has the help of a neurologist who is skilled and experienced in the field of ms, and that your friend is taking a potent and well tolerated medication (perhaps one of the oral meds?). Have him do aerobic exercise, eat a low fat, low salt diet, avoid smoking, and supplement vit d-3. You might want him to affiliate with the local ms society, and perhaps attend some events. ...Read more

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My aunt was just diagnosed with MS and she is 33 or 34. How likely is this disease hereditary? I don't know of anybody else ever having this?

Multifactorial: Ms is not a genetic disorder, but does affect folks who are genetically susceptible, if specific environmental triggers are present. We are aware or prior ebstein-barr viral infections, low vitamin d, latitude prevalences, smoking risks, etc. You are not at any especial risk statistically due to your aunt's issues, indeed your risk is well under 0.5%. ...Read more

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