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Dr. Lauren Elson Dr. Elson
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
12 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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What excersises can a person do with really bad case of multiple sclerosis?

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 more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Can you please explain why it's bad for someone with multiple sclerosis to be exposed to high temperatures?

Can you please explain why it's bad for someone with multiple sclerosis to be exposed to high temperatures?

Lack of insulation: The nerves lose myelin insulation covering, and hot temperatures leach potassium out of the cells, worsening a prior impaired communication system, with expression of symptoms and fatigue due to the heat. This is reversible if cooler surroundings available. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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

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 more

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Dr. Thomas Klein Dr. Klein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
37 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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I read that echinacea good for addison disease, but bad for multiple sclerosis. How come? Afaik, both of them are autoimmune condition..

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 more

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Dr. Matthew Kozminski Dr. Kozminski
Neurology
12 years in practice
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is a prominent horizontal band of sclerosis in T8 -9 and L5-S1 multiple sclerosis, have had dizziness,balance problems and bad hand coordinaton?

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

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What are the dangers, if any, of taking cycles or "gear" for bodybuilding if that person had multiple sclerosis? I'm just curious.

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 more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Can a person with Multiple Sclerosis feel worse in the cold?

Can a person with Multiple Sclerosis  feel worse in the cold?

Yes: This is not a universal complaint but cold exposure can effect the symptoms of MS. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What are some difficulties a person with multiple sclerosis would have?

What are some difficulties a person with multiple sclerosis would have?

Can vary: Classical presentations include visual loss in one eye, gait imbalance or incoordination, leg weakness, but additional problems could include fatigue, cognitive loss, numbness, tingling, pain, electrical sensations on flexing neck, bowel and bladder issues. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Can you tell me some everyday difficulties a person with multiple sclerosis would have?

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

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Can you please describe everyday difficulties a person with multiple sclerosis would have?

Can you please describe everyday difficulties a person with multiple sclerosis would have?

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

Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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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 more

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Dr. Syed Jaffery Dr. Jaffery
Neurology
29 years in practice
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Does multiple sclerosis affect a person's decision making?

MS: At some point of ms part of the brain called gray matter can be effected. This is an are of memory. Once gray matter is effected then the capability of decision making could be effected. In severe cases of ms and cortical atrophy patient may get dementia. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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How can multiple sclerosis affect the afflicted person's ability to maintain homeostasis?

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

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Is it possible for a person with no heart disease have an attack that leads to a heart attack if they have multiple sclerosis?

Is it possible for a person with no heart disease have an attack that leads to a heart attack if they have multiple sclerosis?

NO: Multiple sclerosis does NOT involve the heart directly in any fashion. The drug Gilenya (fingolimod) could affect cardiac rhythm within the first 6 hrs of use, but otherwise, would not expect a "heart attack". ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar Dr. Husar
Neurology
29 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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I'm scared I 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 more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What are the odds that I'm going to develop multiple sclerosis? How common is this?

What are the odds that I'm going to develop multiple sclerosis? How common is this?

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

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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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 more

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Dr. Tipu Sultan Dr. Sultan
Internal Medicine - Allergy
years in practice
University of the Punjab, King Edward Medical College
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I've had numerous test done. Outcome sign of Multiple Sclerosis not active I'm 50 will it become active?

Yes it is possible: Disease can go into remission and then flare up. You have to look for the cause. We propose to treat causes of such chronic ailment. To learn more about how to treat the cause Please visit us www.ehacstl.com ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic Dr. Machanic
Neurology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Why are "family doctors" answering multiple sclerosis questions?! I have spotted inaccurate info being given. Only a neuro answer? 's

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 more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
1,442 doctors shared insights

Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

A progressive disease that interferes with the functioning of the central nervous system and brain. Symptoms include numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred ...Read more