Is there any treatment for cognitive impairment for multiple sclerosis?

You Bet There Is!! First, you are better if taking a very potent ms medicine, such as tysabri (natalizumab) or gilenya, as "off label" both have shown ability to prevent brain atrophy, and improve fatigue and cognition. Second, have adequate levels of vit d, taking 5-10000 units daily. The traditional Alzheimer's meds do not help usually, but would consider a trial of 2 medical foods, axona, and cerefolin-nac, and ?Galantamine.
Neuropsych testing. A good way to check a person's degree of cognitive impairment is through neuropsychiatric testing. In this, the examiner will test various aspects of cognition to determine which areas a person may be slowed or deficient in. Then your doctors can try to help guide you towards the correct therapies. Good luck.
Multiple sclerosis. Treatment of ms can be complicated, but hopefully all symptoms (including cognitive problems) will come under control in response to this. Being in an exacerbation of ms is a risk factor for cognitive dysfunction. http://tinyurl.com/qjmhcz6 your neurologist is the best one to ask about these types of symptoms in your own case. Be well.

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Treatment of multiple sclerosis is for life or temporary taking s.c injection of betaferon?

Need chronically. Some advice, there are pills available, but where you live, might be tough to get. Nonetheless, do not miss your injections, and add Vitamin D-3 about 5000-10000 units per day. We do not have a clear idea when to stop the MS meds, and in those older patients who I have stopped, a few have had relapses. Stay tuned, drugs to be used differently are on the horizon. (even Lemtrada) Read more...

Does dmsa have use for multiple sclerosis treatment?

No. Dimercaptosuccinic acid (dmsa) has not use in the management of multiple sclerosis. Read more...
Unfortunately NOT. Many of my patients search diligently for an alternative approach to their ms. Dmsa, bee stings, usage of a antihistamine and caffeine preparation, and the more recent quest to operate on subcortical veins, seem to appear in the news. Unfortunately, none of these approaches help whatsoever. Best to use a potent disease modifying agent, and also supplement vitamin d-3. Read more...

Is cortisone given for multiple sclerosis treatment?

MS relapses. Steroids such as cortisone can be used to treat relapses, but should not be used chronically due to adverse event potential. These drugs should only be used briefly to reverse a flare. Read more...

What exactly is multiple sclerosis? What is the usual prognosis and what is the treatment?

Autoimmune. Ms is a disease where the immune system attacks the coverings of nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Susceptibility due to heredity and environment seem to affect who gets afflicted. The prognosis is improving dramatically these days due to new medicines. Therapies include tysabri, (natalizumab) gilenya, copaxone, betaseron, rebith, extavia, etc. Read more...

What is the treatment procedure for multiple sclerosis stem cell?

Not available. Closest approach to stem cell, so far, is bone marrow transplant, which has significant risk, and may be only minimally successful. Best approach in the relapsing-remitting phase, such drugs as Gilenya and tysabri (natalizumab). Some usage in chronic phases of rituxamab, but risks there also. Stem cell applications still a long ways off. Sorry. Read more...

What is the best treatment for multiple sclerosis?

No unique answer. MS has many forms, many phases, individuals respond in all sorts of different and at times unpredictable ways so there is no BEST drug to tell you about. Latest research suggests the use of interferons and immunomodulating drugs is what best manages this disease. Unfortunately, there are plenty of problems with that approach but your doctor will discuss all the options with you. Read more...
Potent meds. The most effective drugs include Lemtrada, Ocrevus, Rituxan, & Tysabri, with lesser potency using Gilenya, then Tecfidera. The archaic interferons really should have little if any treatment roles these days, but Copaxone still of value in young females wishing a family. Diet and exercise may be useful. Read more...

Is there any permanent treatment for multiple sclerosis??

All are permanent. all treatments for MS are not curative, in order to stop or slow down the progression of the disease, you have to take them indefnitely. I hope this answers your question, not sure what you mean by permanent. If you mean that the treatments "permanently" stop progression, only possibly if you keep using them. I like tysabri (natalizumab) despite the side effects. I see MS lesions literally disappear. Read more...
Many options. Currently, 13 different disease modifying agents on US market, and most patients find the oral meds, in absence of needles to be the most comfortable long-range option. Interferons are less used by MS specialists, and more patients are starting on Gilenya or Tysabri, (natalizumab) but those who have issues with the former, might consider Aubagio or Tecfidera. The most potent med is Lemtrada, but is risky. Read more...

In simple terms can anyone tell me what is the best treatment for multiple sclerosis?

My opinion. For what it's worth, each ms patient is unique and not all meds fit each person. Yet, you want a potent effective medicine, and nowadays we have lots of choices. Must consider risks and side effects. Most effective meds in descending order would be tysabri, (natalizumab) gilenya, tecfidera, rebif, betaseron, aubagio, copaxone, and lastly avonex. No perfect med exists commercially.. Read more...