MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (“MS”)
Learn how B cells contribute to both the inflammatory and neurodegenerative aspects of the disease
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a cell-mediated autoimmune condition characterized by repeated episodes of inflammation of the nervous tissue in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of the insulating myelin sheath.
Currently, there are over two (2) million people worldwide with MS and while there is no cure, medicine, healthy diet, exercise and plenty of rest can help with the symptoms.
MS affects the brain and spinal cord. Early MS symptoms include weakness, tingling, numbness, and blurred vision. Other signs are muscle stiffness, thinking problems, and urinary problems. While there is no cure, treatment can relieve MS symptoms and delay disease progression. People with MS tend to have their first symptoms between the ages of 20 and 40. There are different patterns of MS:
- Relapsing-remitting MS: symptoms come and go. Periods of good health or remission are followed by sudden symptoms or relapses (80% of people at onset).
- Secondary progressive MS: follows on from relapsing-remitting MS. There are gradually more or worsening symptoms with fewer remissions (about 50% of those with relapsing-remitting MS develop secondary progressive MS during the first ten years of their illness).
- Primary progressive MS: from the beginning, symptoms gradually develop and worsen over time (10-15% of people at onset).
MediCrest Home Care Will Provide All The Help You Need Every Step of The Way
MediCrest’s experienced caregivers will provide the care and support you and your family need as the disease progresses. Our caring team provides ongoing professional supervision, evaluations and modifications to the Plan of Care, as needed. We have seen the devasting effects of MS and is committed in providing you the assistance you need to help you maintain fulfilling lifestyle.