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What Excersises Can A Person Do With Really Bad Case Of Multiple Sclerosis
See physiatrist: A physiatrist is a doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Their focus is on maximizing the physical function of every patient, within the context of their current impairments. An individualized treatment plan will be developed in conjunction with a team including physical therapy and perhaps occupational therapy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you please explain why it's bad for someone with multiple sclerosis to be exposed to high temperatures?
Why do high temperatures make multiple sclerosis symptoms worse? I live in a hot climate and really love being outside, but i can’t much anymore because my MS symptoms get really bad. Why does that happen and is there anything i can take or do so i can en
Complex: If the insulation (myelin) is damaged in nerve fibers, the heat promotes intracellular potassium to leach out, worsening nerve fnctn. A drug such as Ampyra may help stabilize, and since fatigue is an issue, might try Ritalin or nuvigil. Best approach, more potent drug such as gilenya, tysabri, (natalizumab) or even the forthcoming bg-12, and take vit d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I read that echinacea good for addison disease, but bad for multiple sclerosis. How come? Afaik, both of them are autoimmune condition..
It doesn't help: Echinacea (e) probably does nothing for both illnesses. I would only believe it helps a particular disease if it were studied in a double blinded placebo controlled study. That means that 1/2 the study group would get e and 1/2 would get a placebo or sugar pill but neither group would know what they are getting. The examiners would also be "blinded" and not know till it was revealed at the end. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a prominent horizontal band of sclerosis in T8 -9 and L5-S1 multiple sclerosis, have had dizziness,balance problems and bad hand coordinaton?
Possibly?: Depends of what you mean by sclerosis? If there is abnormal findings on the spinal cord itself, possibly MS, but I'd expect there to be abnormal brain MRI as well. If the "sclerosis" is involved in other structures: discs, facet joints, ligaments, etc. Then you can take MS out of the picture. ...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
Yes: This is not a universal complaint but cold exposure can effect the symptoms of MS. ...Read more
Symptoms include: Fatigue, difficulties with memory, organization, gait imbalance and incoordination, weakness, loss of vision, and double vision, problems with controlling bowel and/or bladder, numbness over trunk or limbs, pain in various areas of body, plus headache challenges. Periods of relapse activity with worsening of baseline dysfunction. ...Read more
Fatigue: As temperatures warm, the ms patient experiences more symptoms, especially fatigue, but also, prior signs and symptoms reappear (pseudo-relapses). Around 65% of all ms pts will suffer cognitive issues such as decreased focus, memory, disorganization. Pain not unique, as at least 90% will have some pain, and headaches can be quadrupled in ms. All is variable, each pt is very different. ...Read more
Can person with multiple sclerosis leave a normal or healthier life as common people. Is there any cure for multiple sclerosis.
MS presents in: A variety of ways and there are lots of treatments but no cure at present. The covering of nerves erodes and communication between nerves can be come erratic, i.e., movement issues, vision issues, etc. Your doc and other health professionals can help you maximize your health. We all have limitations, some more obvious than others. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Has no effect: Bodily chemical balance, ionic balance, and vascular tone issues, especially function of internal organs are not directly affected by ms, as this is a disorder of brain and spinal cord, central nervous system alone. That excludes, however, the imbalancing effects of meds such as steroids, and the direct and indirect immune effects of the dmt's. ...Read more
Please tell me, could a person with a myelin associated glycoprotein antibody, IgM have multiple sclerosis?
Possible comorbidity: The mag levels do not help confirm multiple sclerosis or even seem to correlate with this disorder, and typically, point toward problems with the peripheral nervous system. You could have ms and another condition, and a neurologist might help with both. Suggest you discuss your test and seek correlations if any. ...Read more
Is it possible for a person with no heart disease have an attack that leads to a heart attack if they have multiple sclerosis?
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
I recently diagnosed by multiple sclerosis, and I don't know what to do I'm afraid to take medication.
Multiple sclerosis : First, I wish you will get better and get over this disease, and that can't be achieved without specialists supervision, neurologists and other physicians, and taking medications prescribed according to your stage / severity of the disease, if questioning the diagnosis, get a second opnion. If really anxious / depressed seek psychiatric help, but don't just stay put, good luck ...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
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