Getting to the Bottom of Multiple Sclerosis in Anchorage, Alaska
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Sadly, the prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS) is on the rise. Since 1991, this condition has increased by 50%. MS is neurological in origin and mostly affects young adults, ages 20 to 40. Women are more often diagnosed than men. MS is degenerative and incapacitating for those who suffer from it. Multiple sclerosis attacks the brain and central nervous system and is generally categorized as an autoimmune disorder. It changes normal brain tissue and myelin – the fatty layer of protection around the nerves – into scar tissue. This leads to: Visual disturbances Feeling weak Experiencing brain fog (cognitive problems) … Continue reading “Getting to the Bottom of Multiple Sclerosis in Anchorage, Alaska”

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How Anchorage, AK Residents Are Finding Help for Multiple Sclerosis
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease that damages the protective covering of the nerve cells in the brain. This causes a disruption of communication between the brain and body, leading to a wide variety of symptoms. The result is a debilitating disease. Basically, one’s immune system attacks the central nervous system causing it not to work properly. The disease gets its name due to damage of the myelin – the protective coating of the nerves. This, in turn, forms multiple areas of scar tissue or sclerosis. What are some common symptoms associated with MS? Extreme tiredness Vertigo – a … Continue reading “How Anchorage, AK Residents Are Finding Help for Multiple Sclerosis”

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The Long-Reaching Effects of Multiple Sclerosis
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) generally affects those in the age range of 20 to 40. It is a neurological condition that is quite debilitating to those suffering from it. This condition has seen a 51% increase since 1991, with women being diagnosed twice as often as men. It is viewed by many experts as an autoimmune disease. Multiple sclerosis causes damage to the central nervous system, including the brain and the spinal cord. It attacks the protective coating around the nerves, called myelin, creating scar tissue. What symptoms are commonly associated with MS? Cognitive issues Weakening of the muscles Vertigo (a … Continue reading “The Long-Reaching Effects of Multiple Sclerosis”

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Alleviating Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis in Anchorage, Alaska
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Multiple sclerosis, often called MS, is a disease of the central nervous system that is unpredictable and often leaves the sufferer disabled. The flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body is disrupted, leading to a number of different symptoms. Approximately just over 2 million people around the globe have been diagnosed with MS. Why Does MS Occur? Myelin is a fatty coating that surrounds the nerves of the central nervous system including the brain and spinal cord. It acts as an insulation that protects the nerves from damage. If a person is diagnosed with multiple … Continue reading “Alleviating Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis in Anchorage, Alaska”

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Hope for Those Suffering from Multiple Sclerosis
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Let’s take a deeper look at Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is an autoimmune condition. Myelin is a type of fatty insulation that surrounds the nerves. Multiple Sclerosis causes myelin in the central nervous system to begin to degenerate. This, in turn, causes damage to the communication of the brain and the body and leads to the various symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. Researchers are baffled as to the actual cause of this autoimmune disorder.  What Research Has Shown  Raymond Damadian is the inventor of the MRI. He conducted a study of eight patients suffering from multiple sclerosis. Seven out of the … Continue reading “Hope for Those Suffering from Multiple Sclerosis”

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The Cost of Multiple Sclerosis
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The Price Tag of Multiple-Sclerosis Right now, it is estimated that about 400,000 people in the U.S. suffer from Multiple Sclerosis (MS). That number increases by one person with every passing hour, and that hour can come for any person at any age. Multiple Sclerosis costs $10,000,000,000 in medical expenses every year, as well as there will be additional costs to the individual. Those additional costs will be due to the need for assistive equipment, paid personal care, unemployment or underemployment, modifications to that home to accommodate the person’s disability, and unemployment or underemployment. A Study on Multiple Sclerosis Though, … Continue reading “The Cost of Multiple Sclerosis”

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Understanding Multiple-Sclerosis – Part 2

Symptoms of Multiple-Sclerosis Last week, we explored what Multiple-Sclerosis (MS) is, and why the doctors may think you or your loved one has it. The doctors are looking for certain signs that will help them determine whether or not it’s this or another condition. Now, there are many signs of MS, and there will always be symptoms to indicate the existence of this condition, but the manifestation of those symptoms is dependent on the location and severity of the condition. Not only that, but the severity of the manifestation of those symptoms may be anywhere from mild to severe. They … Continue reading “Understanding Multiple-Sclerosis – Part 2”

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Understanding Multiple-Sclerosis – Part 1
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Every Person’s Goal Everyone wants to get up every morning, and know that they can make the best of that day. They want to relax on the couch, take a walk, or do whatever else they want to do. The freedom of every person to do those things he or she enjoys the most is something most people have the opportunity to do. But sometime there are things that happen in a person’s life that sways the course of their life and changes their ability to make those choices. Among the countless possible events that can lead to a person’s … Continue reading “Understanding Multiple-Sclerosis – Part 1”

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