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Multiple Sclerosis
 
Standard Definition

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system in which communication between the brain and other parts of the body is disrupted. It is an unpredicatble disease, with symptoms and severity ranging from the mild to severely disabling. Also, relapses and remissions can occur with no predicatble pattern. About 70% of people with MS experience attacks and remissions and about 50% experience a chronic, progressive worsening over the years. Most people with MS live for another 30 years or more, many still working and mobile. Up to 20% of people live with very few symptoms of the disease.

It is essential that anyone with MS have constant monitoring with their specialist and other healthcare practitioners, and that they be informed of any Complementary treatment that has been embarked upon.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

MS involves inflammation in areas of the white matter of the central nervous system in random patches called plaques. This is followed by destruction of myelin, the fatty covering of the nerve fibres in the brain and spinal cord. Myelin allows for the smooth, high-speed transmission of electrochemical messages between the brain, the spinal cord, and the rest of the body. When myelin is damaged, nerve transmission is slowed or blocked completely, resulting in decreased or loss of function.

The cause of MS is unknown, however various factors have been identified that provide some clues. Childhood virus exposure may prime the immune system for an attack against myelin in early adulthood. In other words, the initial factor may be an infection or immune reaction that then requires a trigger to set of a series of destructive processes. Needless to say, the processes are complex and not yet fully understood.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • First-degree relatives with MS
  • Age between 20 and 40 years old
  • Living in the northern latitudes for the first 15 years of life (ie. North European, North American, or Scandinavian)
  • Dysfunctional/autoimmune immune response
  • Viral infections in childhood
  • Stress - physical, mental or emotional
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Food allergies or intolerances, especially gluten and dairy products
  • High saturated fat diet, high dairy product diet
  • Heavy metal and/or chemical exposure
  • Free radical/oxidative damage to nerve tissue
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Weakness in motor skills and loss of muscle coordination (eg. tripping, bumping, falling)
  • Tingling, numbness, dizziness, heat sensitivity
  • Blurred vision
  • Pain
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Memory loss, problem-solving difficulties
  • Mood changes
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

(This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
  • Biochemical assessments
  • Allergy and food intolerance testing
  • Heavy Metal and Toxicity assessment
  • Hormonal testing
  • Digestive function assessment
 
 
Links & Other Information
Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.
 

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