Labor Day ~ 2005When, a couple of years ago, I wrote an article about my dread disease, I still had not fully comprehended how disabling Perminant Progressive MS can become. I had come to realize that my denial had delayed acceptance of the diagnosis, my fear had stampeded me to … Read The Full Post
Who gets Multiple Sclerosis. Fifty years ago Multiple Sclerosis was virtually unheard of. Today, there are approximately 2.5 million people worldwide afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis. According to the National MS Society, 200 people are diagnosed with the disease every day.
Multiple Sclerosis is most commonly diagnosed in people between 20 … Read The Full Post
The importance of eliminating toxins. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. This means that something causes the immune system to go into overdrive and attack normal, healthy myelin. No one is quite sure why this happens, however one theory that the body is reacting to … Read The Full Post
Telling family and friends you have Multiple Sclerosis. The decision to tell your family and friends about to multiple sclerosis, is a very personal one. The people who need to know most are those that you live with, because they are the people who will be affected the most. When … Read The Full Post
Novantrone. Novantrone is typically prescribed as chemotherapy for treating cancer. However its use in treating secondary- progressive, progressive- relapsing, and significantly worsening relapsing- remitting multiple sclerosis has been proven.
The Interferon Beta medications work by altering the immune system to slow down progression of the disease, and stave off disability. … Read The Full Post
What are the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis is like a snowflake. No two cases are the same. Every person has different symptoms and many times symptoms for one person will even vary from day to day.
Which symptoms a person shows depends entirely on where in the Central … Read The Full Post
Benefits of assist dogs. The majority of people with multiple sclerosis never develop total disability. However, almost everyone with MS develops some type of disability. On days you are dizzy, off balance or in pain, or experiencing other symptoms, you need a little help.
An assistance dog may be of … Read The Full Post
About the author, MS, and Why FSBO (in his own words):I retired from real estate in SW Washington, but only when I could no longer walk. Over three years previous, the doctors had said I needed to “Get rid of stress and stop working.” In denial, I was slow to … Read The Full Post
What does multiple sclerosis (MS) look like?. The answer is not simple. However, a new photo exhibit is challenging public perceptions about MS, and helping put the disease in focus. In doing so, the exhibit is meant to encourage those with symptoms of MS to seek early diagnosis and treatment.… Read The Full Post
Herbal supplements used to treat multiple sclerosis. Although not recognized in standard allopathic medicine, the use of herbal supplements can be very useful in treating MS.
Fish oil is a natural anti-inflammatory. In addition to treating inflammation caused by multiple sclerosis, fish oil also may have the ability to assist … Read The Full Post