Multiple sclerosis = demyelination?

Characteristic. Demyelination refers to damage to the coverings of the nerves in the brain and spinal cord, and is very characteristic of the inflammatory process that occurs in ms. This can also occur in children with hereditary leukodystrophies, and can be associated with acquired neurological disorders. The disease modifying drugs in MS are designed to control demyelination and many work well.

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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.

MS and exercise. . The only dangerous is over exercise the partially functional muscles. That might induce pain. Avoid too heavy is the key to prevent the problem. Read more...
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...

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...

I'm scared I have multiple sclerosis?

Find MS specialist. We have potent and effective meds these days, especially Gilenya and tysabri, (natalizumab) and dietary measures, vitamin supplements, avoidance of smoking, and aerobic exercise all play an important role in eventual success. You will benefit from working with an experienced neurologist who has extensive ms experience. Read more...
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...

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...

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...
Well. First of all you should have a primary doctor that you can talk to and have any and all of your questions answered. Now with regards to medication. Do not be afraid for there are some very good medications today again your doctor should be giving you information and reassurance. You will do well don't worry . Read more...

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...

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...

All test Negative. No multiple Sclerosis! Who or where can I go to find out why I'm having problems bending my leg. NO PAIN!!! ?

Painless leg problem. I'm a bit confused. You state "No multiple Sclerosis!" but in your Clinical Findings: Conditions, you list "Multiple sclerosis". You also didn't describe where you're having painless difficulty bending your leg: hip? knee? ankle? My suggestion is to have your Family Doc refer you to Sports Med specialist, Rheumatologist, Orthopedic surgeon & even Neurologist esp if MS. Have u had EMG/NCV? Biopsy? Read more...

I have multiple sclerosis & the symptoms of diabetes are so similar how do I know if I'm a diabetic? My dr. Refers everything to multiple sclerosis.

Both are possible. To diagnose potential diabetes, screen with a hgb-a1-c, and more definitively, a 4 hr glucose tolerance test. Many disorders may seem similar on the surface, but a diagnosis is based on several criteria which separates one from the other. Best to spend some time with your doctor and learn what you do possess, and find the most effective treatments. Have him/her address your areas of uncertainty. Read more...
Easy. The test for diabetes is simple - it is just a blood test. It is important not to attribute everything you experience to ms. However, it is possible your doctor has already done some additional testing and has ruled-out diabetes. Many patients are not aware of all the tests that are run when they go to the lab and have blood drawn. Just ask your doctor. Read more...