Occupational Therapy: Multiple Sclerosis

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Occupational Therapy: Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the nerves in the spinal cord and brain. MS causes problems with movement, balance and vision.

Currently, there is no cure for MS but there are treatments to reduce symptoms.Steroids are given as treatment for MS relapses.Disease-modifying medicines given to reduce the amount of damage of the myelin in the Central Nervous System.

Disea e

Treatment

What is it?

The Central Nervous System has nerves that are surrounded by a layer of protein called Myelin. Myelin protects the nerve and helps send signals from the brain to the rest of the body. In Multiple Sclerosis the myelin becomes damaged.

Causes

Occupational Therapy: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

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Symptoms

loss of vision – usually only in one eyespasticity – muscle stiffness that can lead to uncontrolled muscle movementsataxia – difficulties with balance and co-ordinationfatigue – feeling very tired during the day

[Central Nervous System Nerve Damage] WebMD.com Retrieved 10/26/15 from http://www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis/guide/multiple-sclerosis-symptoms

[Multiple Sclerosis Brain Image] NewsWeek.com Retrieved 10/26/15 from http://www.newsweek.com/2015/02/13/hunt-multiple-sclerosis-cure-304233.html

[Brain Image] DGCBio.wikispaces.com Retrieved 10/26/15 from https://dgcbio.wikispaces.com/Multiple+Sclerosis-Serena

[Treatment for MS image] FreeNaturalBeautyTips.blogspot.com Retrieved 10/26/15 from http://freenaturalbeautytips.blogspot.com/2010_06_01_archive.html

[What is Multiple Sclerosis?] Youtube. Retrieved 10/26/15 from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Naecv3h868c


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