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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 2 more doctor answers
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
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, 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
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
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
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