The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) recognizes March as MS awareness month. This month we will give you some facts and myths about MS as well as information on Angeles Health’s effective alternative MS treatment.
Here are some MS questions answered:
Q: What is MS?
A: MS is a neurological condition where lesions (or scars) are formed on the central nervous system (CNS). This interrupts the way in which messages are sent to and from the brain, affecting mobility and causing pain.
Q: What is the most common type of MS?
A: Most MS sufferers have relapsing remitting MS. In this form the disease flares up, then relapses again. After flare ups some mild forms of the symptoms may remain. In this way, it is possible for the disease and symptoms to progressively worsen over time.
Q: Who gets MS?
A: Most people diagnosed with MS are aged between 20 and 45 years old. The condition is more common in women than men.
Q: What are the symptoms of MS?
A: There are no “typical MS’ symptoms.MS symptoms vary from patient to patient and from day to day but symptoms include fatigue, numbness to a particular part of the body, impaired vision, slurred speech, cognitive impairment, lack of coordination, difficulty swallowing, cognitive impairment, depression and vertigo.
Q: What is the treatment for MS?
A: There are several drug therapies that can help to slow the progression of MS, although at this point there is approved cure within the States. Good diet and nutrition can alleviate the symptoms of the disease and help to slow progression.
Q: Are there other MS treatments available?
A: There is a surgical treatment available for some patients with MS. It is known that some MS sufferers actually have a condition called CCSVI, (chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency). This is a condition where the veins in the neck and thorax narrow, putting pressure on the brain and spinal cord. It is thought that in people diagnosed with MS who actually have CCSVI, the lesions typical of MS are caused by iron deposits from these pressurized veins.
If a patient is diagnosed with CCSVI, it is possible to treat the condition by inserting a balloon stent to widen the vein, restoring sufficient blood flow through the veins in a process known as the Liberation Method.
For more information about how you can be tested for CCSVI and the CCSVI treatment procedure, Contact us today.