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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Symptoms and Remedies

MS is a chronic disease of the nervous system in which the myelin sheaths, which protect and insulate the nerves of the brain and the spinal cord, become damaged, resulting in loss of nerve function in body areas served by the affected nerve. Symptoms tend to fade and recur, especially at first, but progressive physical disability is the most common outcome.
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MS is a chronic disease of the nervous system in which the myelin sheaths, which protect and insulate the nerves of the brain and the spinal cord, become damaged, resulting in loss of nerve function in body areas served by the affected nerve. Symptoms tend to fade and recur, especially at first, but progressive physical disability is the most common outcome.

Symptoms

  • Blurred vision in one or both eyes
  • Muscular spasms and weakness
  • Patches of numbness anywhere on the body
  • Loss of control over bladder and bowels
  • Mobility problems as disease progresses

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Cures

Naturopathy

A strictly whole food diet, low-fat diet, with stress reduction to prevent unnecessary fatigue and strain, would be recommended. Gentle strengthening and remedial exercise would be advised according to the person's capabilities. Relaxation and meditation with, perhaps, visualization may also be advised. Since diet has such a prominent role in the alternative approach to MS, applied kinesiology or dowsing may be employed to identify personal food allergens.

Vitamins and Minerals

Recommendations include small, regular whole food meals and snacks, based on the macrobiotic philosophy, which advocates eating plenty of cereals and grains, and fresh, organic, preferably locally produced fruit and vegetables and their juices. Animal fats will be banned, consumption of dairy products limited, and low-fat items always used. Fresh polyunsaturated fats and oils will be used where required.

In additional to a daily multivitamin/mineral supplement, specific dietary supplements including additional stress-beating vitamin B-complex, vitamin C with bioflavonoids, vitamin E, selenium and zinc are usually recommended. Some MS sufferers have been found to benefit from high doses of evening primrose oil and, while research progresses, it is thought that a fault in the body's ability to convert the essential fatty acid cis-linoleic acid, found in most people's diets, into beneficial group E1 prostaglandins may help to explain this disease, similar to the mechanism underlying the problems many PMS sufferers experience. The benefits from diet and supplementation seem chiefly to consist of stabilizing MS and preventing further deterioration from the disease, and should be implemented as soon as possible after a diagnosis is made. They do not appear to benefit people with advanced forms of the disease.

Herbal Medicine

Ginseng helps to correct metabolic imbalances and combats stress and fatigue. The Chinese herb astragalus also increases stamina and boosts the immune system (some research suggests a viral cause of MS).

Aromatherapy

Juniper essence - 2-3 drops in 4 teaspoons (20 ml) plain carrier oil - makes a stimulating massage oil for fatigued, painful muscles. The oil may also help to maximize the function and movement of any muscles that are partially paralyzed.

Other Therapies

MS is an illness that affects the emotions as well as the body, with mood swings, depression, and personality changes. Art and color therapies, music therapy, psychotherapy, relaxation and meditation (with visualization) all have much to offer.

Medical Treatment

Oxygen therapy, steroids and other approaches attempt to delay or reverse the disease's progress. Otherwise, the treatment is largely supportive, including physiotherapy, a bladder catheter to deal with urinary incontinence, psychotherapy and counseling.

Caution

  • Seek medical advice as soon as possible for any of the symptoms.
  • The symptoms all have numerous causes besides MS - for example, calf muscle spasm may be due to poor circulation.
  • The earlier MS is diagnosed, the better the chance of relief through treatment.

     

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