It is a demyelinating disease which can affect the brain and/or spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance. It’s a lifelong condition that can sometimes cause serious disability. In many cases, it’s possible to treat symptoms. It is commonly seen in women and between the age group of 20-30 yrs.
It is estimated that almost 1 lakh people are diagnosed with MS in India alone.
Causes of Multiple sclerosis
Auto immune in nature in which – the immune system attacks the layer that surrounds and protects the nerves, called the myelin sheath. This damages and scars the sheath, and potentially the underlying nerves, meaning that messages travelling along the nerves become slowed or disrupted.
Exactly what causes the immune system to act in this way is unclear, but most experts think a combination of genetic and environmental factors is involved.
Symptoms of Multiple sclerosis
Varies widely from person to person and can affect any part of the body. The main symptoms include:
- Fatigue (13%)
- difficulty walking (3%)
- vision problems, such as blurred vision (16%)
- problems controlling the bladder
- numbness or tingling in different parts of the body (33%)
- muscle stiffness and spasms
- problems with balance and co-ordination (8%)
- problems with thinking, learning and planning
Conventional Treatment of Multiple sclerosis (MS)
There’s currently no cure for MS, but a number of treatments can help control the condition and improve the quality of life. The treatment you need will depend on the specific symptoms and difficulties you have. It may include: use of steroids / disease modifying therapies, etc
Complications of Multiple sclerosis (MS): includes chest infections, bladder infections or swallowing difficulties.
Homoeopathy treatment of Multiple sclerosis
When the diagnosis is MS Homoeopathy offers hope and help. Commonly indicated remedies include Aurum met, Aurum Mur, Phosphorous, Plumbum Met, Gelsimium Kali phos.
Visit one of the Welling Homeopathy Clinic today for an expert pre-treatment analysis and speciality treatment of Multiple sclerosis (MS).