Saturday, June 19, 2010
Multiple Sclerosis also known as MS is categorized as an autoimmune disease. The body's immune system attacks the white matter that surrounds the nerve endings on the receptors in the central immune system which is composed of the brain and the spinal cord. When this white matter, technically named the myelin sheath, becomes damaged it can cause all sorts of side effects due to messages being delayed that are being sent from the brain to various parts of the body. Scientists have yet to find a cause for MS so there is no way of preventing it. The current treatments out for MS right now are only treatments for the side effects and pain associated with the disease. There is no cure for MS but there are ways to make living with MS easier and more comfortable. This blog is for anyone who wants to know about MS or anyone who has the condition. I will be updating this blog frequently and letting you know any new treatments, medications, or studies that I hear of. Please see the YouTube video on this site to get a visual on what MS does to the central nervous system. If you need help with finding the right medications for you or you want to share your experience with a MS medication, please select the link for the survey on this site or if the medicine you use is not listed, please go to www.rateadrug.com and select Evaluate your treatment. type in the drugs name and at the end of the five minute survey, when it asks you how you heard about rateadrug.com select PPREP intern on the drop down menu and type Leyla in the Alias box. I am pre-med and I am a student intern trying to spread awareness about MS and help people find the right treatment. Even if you are taking a supplement or alternative measures such as yoga you can write it in rateadrug.com and help others!!