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Managing MS Fatigue

Fatigue is a very common symptom of Multiple Sclerosis. The type of fatigue associated with MS is very different than simply being tired and worn out. MS fatigue muscle deep and affects both the entire body and brain. Your limbs may feel like way 2000 pounds all of a sudden. It may seem impossible to keep your eyes open and sometimes even hold your head up. Fatigue can have suddenly and without warning. You may feel fine an energetic one minute and completely exhausted the next. While […]

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Herbal Supplements Used to Treat Multiple Sclerosis

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 in myelin repair. It is often recommended by alternative medicine practitioners that people with multiple sclerosis take between 3 and 9 grams of fish oil daily, for optimal myelin repair. Some studies have shown that soya lecithin […]

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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 Nervous System the myelin is damaged, and how severe that damage is. Vision disturbances are a very common symptom of Multiple Sclerosis. Things like blurred vision, optic neuritis, double vision and involuntary rapid eye movements are very common, and usually clear up either with […]

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The Signs of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is an inflammatory disease of the Central Nervous System which consist of the brain and spinal cord. It is also called the disease of the “white matter” tissue. White matter consists of nerve fibers which are responsible for transmitting communication signals both internally within the CNS and between the CNS and the nerves supplying the rest of the body. Multiple Sclerosis can be very slow in destroying your CNS, which is why it makes it hard to characterize. People who are affected by this disease […]

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The Chronic Pain of Multiple Sclerosis

Most people with multiple sclerosis experience some sort of chronic pain. Where acute pain is sharp and short lived, chronic pain is with the person most of the time. Sometimes it can vary in intensity and even location, but chronic pain is always with you. There are many things that can cause chronic pain for a person with multiple sclerosis. Nerve damage can cause burning, tingling, and the sensation of pins and needles. This phenomenon is called chronic dysesthesias. Typically, this is treated by either the anticonvulsant […]

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Causes of Multiple Sclerosis

No one knows what causes Multiple Sclerosis. There is no cure. However, medical researchers know that Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease. Something causes the body’s immune system to go into over drive and attack healthy tissues in the body. In the case of MS, the myelin around the nerve cells is attacked. There are several theories as to what causes the immune system to rev itself up. Many of these theories are controversial and not supported by standard, allopathic medicine. Many people in alternative medicine believe […]

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What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease which effects the central nervous system. For reasons unknown to allopathic medicine, the body’s immune system, which is designed to attack invading viruses and bacteria, starts attacking the lining around the nerve fibers. This protective coating, called myelin, is damaged, or destroyed, leaving scar tissue or “sclerosis” behind. Myelin is made up of primarily fatty tissue and it’s purpose is to protect and insulate nerve fibers. Myelin helps keep the nerve signals intact and ensures they get where they are supposed […]

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Living With Multiple Sclerosis

For many people hearing the words “Multiple Sclerosis” feels like being hit by a truck. Fear and uncertainty take over and you begin to worry about you future. Even though MS isn’t a rare disease, it is far from common. For many in their 30’s or older they associate MS with childhood icon who became completely disabled from MS. While total disability does occur, it is not common. MS is not fatal. People with MS can lead normal lives and enjoy a typical life span. Living with […]

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