Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Learning and living with Multiple Sclerosis

Many people have heard of someone who has Multiple Sclerosis, but they aren’t clear about what it is. MS is a demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system, which is the brain and spinal cord. There are quite a few symptoms of MS and managing them is very important in the effort to live comfortably with the disease. Those with Ms Symptoms may experience fatigue, weakness, pain, depression, paroxysmal spasms, tremor as well as visual, sexual, bowel and urinary dysfunction.

Some individuals – and medical professional – recommend a nutritionally balanced Multiple Sclerosis Diet although there isn’t any conclusive evidence to prove that a particular diet improves MS. The dietary recommendations or regimens that aren’t harmful, but often require a lot of attention to detail and that can be difficult. Most importantly is the necessity to eat a balanced and healthy diet.

Living with MS, whether you’re the one who is diagnosed with it or a close friend or family member, can be very difficult that is why it’s important to learn as much about it as you can.