[2015] summer miers: Multiple Sclerosis

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[2015] summer miers: Multiple Sclerosis

Disea e

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

A potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord where the immune system attacks the myelin covering nerve fibers and causes communication problems between brain and body.

Causes

•numbness•vision loss•double vision•tingling•tremors•fatigue•slurred speech•dizziness•weakness

Symptoms

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Can affect anyone, more prominent in ages 15-60.

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Age Range

Fatality

Fatal and highly debilitating.

•history, physical examination•blood test•lumbar puncture•MRI(lesions on brain)

Diagnosis

Systems/Organs Affected

Treatments/Alt Medicine

MS is often called "silent disease" or "invisible disability".

MS patients are advised to stay cool.

MS can flare up and relapse at any time.

Pregnancy can reduce the number of MS flares.

Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with MS than men.

•nervous systemnerves become exposed and the brain has difficulty sending signals to the body•visionvision loss can inflame the nerves and cause fatigue of eye muscles•arms/legsdelayed hand eye coordination, muscle weakness, balance and gait •immune systemattacks healthy nerve tissue, resulting in nerve damage •bladder/bowelloss of bowel/bladder control

No known cure, however supplements decrease symptoms.•therapy•modifying medication•massage

Summer Miers Cheyenne Abe

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