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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (abbreviated MS, also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata) is an inflammatory disease that affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other. There is no known cure for MS. In this category you'll find information about MS symptoms, treatment and more.

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How is tuberous sclerosis treated?

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Tuberous sclerosis is managed through a combination of treatments that may include medication to control symptoms like seizures, surgery to remove tumors, and therapies such as speech or occupational therapy to address developmental delays. Regular monitoring and support from a multidisciplinary medical team are crucial for managing the condition effectively.

The body's immune system attacks all micro-organism?

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This statement is not accurate. The immune system is designed to distinguish between the body's own cells and foreign invaders, such as microorganisms. It targets and attacks only those that are recognized as harmful, while leaving healthy cells untouched.

Why is it adaptive for memory cells to remain in the immune system after an invasion by pathogens?

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Memory cells provide faster and stronger immune response upon re-exposure to the same pathogen, aiding in quicker elimination of the threat. This mechanism improves overall immune system efficiency and provides long-term protection against recurrent infections.

Where does countercurrent multiplication occur?

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Countercurrent multiplication occurs in the loop of Henle in the nephrons of the kidney. This process involves the exchange of solutes and water between the ascending and descending limbs of the loop, creating a concentration gradient that allows for efficient reabsorption of water.

The purpose of the body's immune system is to protect the body from?

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The purpose of the body's immune system is to protect the body from harmful pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and other foreign invaders. It does this by recognizing and attacking these invaders to prevent illness and infection.

Why does the human immune system need so many types of cells?

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The human immune system needs many types of cells to effectively respond to a wide range of pathogens. Different cells have unique functions, such as detecting pathogens, coordinating immune responses, producing antibodies, and killing infected cells. This diversity of cells allows the immune system to mount a dynamic and coordinated defense against a variety of threats.

Why is injecting a substance into the skin like injecting it into the lymphatic system?

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Injecting a substance into the skin is similar to injecting it into the lymphatic system because the skin contains a network of lymphatic vessels and nodes that can transport the substance into the lymphatic circulation. This can allow the substance to reach the lymphatic system's organs and tissues, where it can be processed and potentially affect immune responses.

How can you cure ms?

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There is currently no cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), but treatments are available to help manage symptoms, slow disease progression, and improve quality of life. These treatments may include medications to reduce inflammation, physical therapy to improve strength and mobility, and lifestyle modifications such as stress management and a healthy diet. It's important for individuals with MS to work closely with healthcare providers to develop a personalized treatment plan.

What care needs would be required to provide with multiple sclerosi?

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Care needs for someone with multiple sclerosis may include medication management, symptom monitoring and management, physical and occupational therapy, assistive devices for mobility, emotional support, and regular follow-up with healthcare professionals for monitoring disease progression and adjusting treatment. It is also important to support the individual with overall health and wellness practices such as exercise, healthy diet, and stress management.

How many ms in a second?

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1 second = 1000 milliseconds

How far is Jackson MS from Columbus MS?

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It is about 173 miles going this way:

  1. Take U.S. 82 WEST to I-55 SOUTH.
  2. Take I-55 SOUTH to Jackson.

Why do people have multiple children?

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They don't. Twins are an example of more than one baby. But from your view, our cells are complicated and to have more than one baby would take much more energy than is sensible.

Why do i get light headed nausea hot flashes and it come and goes?

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If you have Fibromyalgia, Lupus or MS light headedness, dizziness and nausea are not uncommon. Medications you are taking can also cause these symptoms. You should be checked out by your doctor for any other potential causes.

Would multiple sclerosis affected schwann cells or oligodendrocytes?

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Schwann cells are cells that are part of the nervous system, which warps around a nerve fiber and forms the nerve-insulating layer. Schwann cells are not affected greatly in multiple sclerosis, as MS is an autoimmune disease of the CENTRAL nervous system, and Schwann cells are only present in the PERIPHERAL nervous system. In the CNS, oligodendrocytes are responsible for insulating the axons with myelin, but are hardly affected in MS, as MS causes destruction of myelin, not the myelinating agents.

How do ms effect a man sex life?

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Before I answer this, remember that you can talk yourself into impotence! If you expect problems with your sex life and start watching for them, you can actually create the problems.

MS (multiple sclerosis) attacks the body's nervous system. There's no way of predicting exactly what nerves will be affected. For example, some people lose control of their lower limbs, some people experience numbness in various areas of the body. The most common effect is sudden, extreme fatigue that can make sex exhausting.

Unfortunately, loss of erotic response can also be a side effect of some of the drugs used to control the symptoms of MS.

The National MS Society has some literature about sex and MS. Please don't be afraid to talk about this with a medical professional and your partner. If MS (or anything else) has affected your sex life, talking to your partner is a good first step: you share the problem, and you have to work together to find solutions.

Is the respiratory system affected by Multiple sclerosis?

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Pneumonia can be a complication of MS if the MS has caused swallowing problems (dysphagia), which cause choking and coughing. When this occurs, food and liquids can be aspirated into the airway/lungs. Particles that remain in the lungs can cause aspiration pneumonia.

What is hyperintensity on MRI?

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does hyperintense means herniation dcis

Can magic mushrooms help you with Multiple Sclerosis?

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No. It actually increases memory, cures cluster headaches, and it has shown to decrease tremors in those with Multiple Sclerosis. Psilocybin has also been know to have positive effects on depression, and current studies have gotten grants to do research on these medicinal values.

How many stars appear in pairs or multiples?

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its hard to know that we still trying to find out

What causes spinocerebellar ataxia?

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Usually some form of damage to the cerebellum, for example a stroke that causes the death of some of the cerebellum.

Where are schwann cells found?

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In the peripheral nervous system otherwise known as the PNS.

Can a cat have multiple sclerosis?

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They can.. although it is not called Multiple Sclerosis it is called Canine Degenerative Myelopathy. It does the same thing as MS does, just being a dog, not a human. Although it usually affects older dogs, some breeds are more prone than others. (German shepards, Siberian huskies, collies, labrador retrievers, belgian shepards, and Kerry blue terriers).

How is multiple sclerosis diagnosed?

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Symptoms of MS can include a range of physical manifestations such as fatigue, limb numbness, balance and gait issues, vision impairment, pain, emotional and cognitive changes, bladder/bowel troubles and spasticity to name a few. However, other medical conditions share similar symptoms, which makes self-diagnosis difficult.

If experiencing symptoms such as the ones above, a visit to a doctor can begin the process of elimination. Should MS be suspected, a general practitioner may order an MRI of the brain. If the report notes the presence of white matter, which can indicate that the immune system is stripping myelin (or the coating of nerve ending) which may be responsible for the patient's symptoms. A neurologist is typically consulted and will runs several tests that check the patient's visual/audio responses. The neurologist may order a lumbar puncture scan the spinal fluid for traits known to MS.

Based on previous medical history, current symptoms and test results, medical professionals will then make a determination as to what condition the patient has. While MS has no known cure, there are several proven treatments available to assist the patient in maintaining an active life. Keep in mind that every person with MS has a unique experience with the disease. There are many online and local support groups for persons with MS and communication with one's doctor, coupled with a positive outlook, is key.

What area of the US is the best place to live for someone with multiple sclerosis?

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The best place for someone with MS to live is an area without humidity and climate changes. Humidity has a tendency to increase fatigue and prompt exacerbations in MS patients. I would recommend some place on the West Coast.

As far as prevention goes, the protective effects of geography only help you if you're 15 or younger. You would need to live below 40 degrees latitude in order to get the direct sunlight necessary to generate sufficient amounts of Vitamin D to have a preventative effect. If you are over 15 and then move to a place below 40 degrees latitude, the protective effects are seen in the next generation. From the National MS Society: Migration from one geographic area to another seems to alter a person's risk of developing MS. Studies indicate that immigrants and their descendents tend to take on the risk level-either higher or lower-of the area to which they move. The change in risk, however, may not appear immediately. Those who move before the age of 15 tend to take on the new risk themselves. For those who move after the age of 15, the change in risk level may not appear until the next generation. While underlining the complex relationship between environmental and genetic factors in determining who develops MS, these studies have also provided support for the opinion that MS is caused by early exposure to some environmental trigger in genetically susceptible individuals.