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					Most people do not realize how wide-spread the affliction of multiple
sclerosis is in today's world. It affects tens of thousands of people,
but it is one of those diseases where a very mild form of it could almost
go unnoticed by the general public, and allow the patient to live a
pretty normal day to day life. But for others, the effects of multiple
sclerosis can be harsh.      Multiple sclerosis is generally considered
to be a disease of the nervous system. With most patients, MS gets worse
over time, although that time can be anywhere from a few weeks to several
years, since the rate of degradation differs from person to person. The
most obvious effect is the loss of motor controls within the central
nervous system, starting with a loss of eeling and a loss of control over
normal movements and speaking.


  From a medical standpoint, MS affects the body's central nervous system
and breaks down the signals that go to the brain. This involves the
threat to the different nerves and nerves sensors or fibers, also
involving a threat to the brain, spinal cord, as well as in many
patients, the optical nerve. What happens is that multiple sclerosis
damages the enzymes and proteins that provide a defense or safeguard to
those nerve fibers. This protective substance is known as myelin, where
the primary purpose of myelin is to aid in the communications between the
various nerve cells. Once the myelin safeguard is damaged or begins to
break down, this causes a breakdown in the communications between the
various nerve centers and their coordination.       Multiple Sclerosis, as
various studies have indicated, seems to primarily be hereditary.
Medical research has shown that the children of parents where either one
of the parents has been diagnosed with MS are very likely to be afflicted
with it. Certain hormones, particularly hormones associated with sex
like progesterone and estrogen have proven to weaken the immune system
and have the potential to cause MS.       The symptoms of multiple
sclerosis are not readily evident unless you are watching for them.
Since MS affects the central nervous system, the first indications of MS
would be a lack of balance or tremors. Such symptoms should not be
ignored if they persist beyond a few hours, and should be checked as soon
as possible with your doctor.       Although it may sound trite, the best
preventive measure you can take against multiple sclerosis is ensuring
that you have a very rich and balanced diet. Your diet plays a
significant role in almost anything you do, and the prevention of MS is
certainly among those things. A balanced diet of the right foods will
strengthen the immune system and help it fight against the breakdown of
the myelin proteins.      Once you have been diagnosed with MS, there are
many things that can be prescribed for you. Your doctor will undoubtedly
recommend a balanced diet to keep your immune system and the nervous
system safeguards as healthy as possible. The most important piece,
however, is to get an accurate diagnosis as quickly as possible so that
measures can be taken to fight it quickly.      Jon is a computer engineer
who maintain a variety of web sites based on his knowledge and
experience. For more information about Multiple Sclerosis, please visit
his web site at Multiple Sclerosis Explained.


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