The medical community refers to MS as myelin disorder. There are actually four varieties of multiple sclerosis (MS):
Spasticity-dementia (SC): This is the least common of the varieties and accounts for approximately half of all MS cases. Clinically separated from spasticity, this MS symptom occurs when a person first experiences a brief attack of MS symptoms. Often referred to as "wobble" or "pickup's syndrome," people with spasticity tend to experience muscle stiffness, mild memory problems, difficulty concentrating, and difficulty focusing after an event that causes them to feel like they "have to use their muscles." A person with spasticity may also have uncontrollable shaking and other types of spasms.
Neuromuscular disorder (DMN): People with MS are sometimes confused with patients with Alzheimer's disease because the symptoms of both diseases share many of the same characteristics. Neuromuscular disease affects the nerves themselves, interfering with muscle function. Common MS symptoms in people with DMN include extreme weakness, muscle spasms, loss of balance, and problems with movement. In addition, people with MS can also experience numbness, tingling sensations, hearing and speaking difficulties, and changes in vision. In the early stages of MS, these symptoms can appear very similar to those of various conditions unrelated to the brain such as flu and high blood pressure.
Globally, researchers have identified at least 100 different proteins that play a role in myelin production. Some MS symptoms, however, do not relate to protein. In MS, the body's myelin sheath becomes damaged, leaving gaps in the myelin sheath that facilitate transport of nerve signals between cells and the rest of the body. Two of the most common myelin producing proteins are termed lecithin and amyloid protein. Other types of protein may also play a role in the development of MS, including cholesterol and lipids.
Stress: Stress is known to exacerbate multiple sclerosis symptoms. Therefore, it's important to learn to manage your stress in order to lessen the impact it has on your MS. The first step toward managing stress is to identify what bothers you and find ways to deal with it. If you can learn to cope effectively with your stresses, your healthcare provider will be able to offer suggestions that will reduce your MS symptoms or eliminate them entirely.
Relapsing-remitting MS: People with multiple sclerosis can have periods of remitting symptoms and periods of worsening symptoms. They may also experience relapses, a period where symptoms return or a relapse lasting days or weeks. MS experts believe that relapses occur when the body's inflammatory response to infection becomes too strong and the inflammation can no longer control the cells that are invading the body. Relapses can lead to MS symptoms worsening and can even lead to a relapse.
MS symptoms can also vary depending on which part of the body is affected. Some MS symptoms can be seen on the scalp, in the brain or in the spinal cord. When MS affects the nervous system, the symptoms can affect the bladder, lungs, eyes, ears, skin, mouth and limbs. MS can also affect the heart and lungs. Because neurologists cannot fully diagnose MS, the treatments a patient receives are based on his or her specific MS diagnosis.
MS, like other chronic health conditions such as heart disease, can have a wide range of impact on a patient's daily life. However, MS is not considered a life-threatening condition. Therefore, patients with MS can work through their symptoms and improve their quality of life, ultimately leading to a full recovery. MS symptoms and their effects on sexual health can be managed and improved through a variety of lifestyle, diet and fitness changes, vitamin supplements, exercise, and managing the stress of everyday living.
Oren Zarif - Psychokinesis