In the chronic neurological disease multiple sclerosis, CNS demyelination occurs. This is demyelination in the central nervous system. It is usually accompanied by spinal demyelination as well, meaning nerves in the spinal cord are also affected by the demyelination process. Demyelination is when the myelin sheath on nerves is damaged due to the disease multiple sclerosis. It occurs in other diseases as well. While in other diseases demyelination can affect other nerves or nervous systems, in multiple sclerosis, the central nervous system and spinal cord are affected. This makes the symptoms very widespread and hard to treat effectively.
When the central nervous system and the spinal cord are damaged, there tends to be effects on the entire body. The brain will also be affected by the damage. Some of the symptoms may be loss of eyesight, loss of balance, tingling or stinging sensations in the extremities or the face, temperature sensitivities, incontinence, muscle weakness, and more. Anyone experiencing CNS demyelination or spinal demyelination should seek out a medical professional who has experience with the syndrome and knows the proper course of treatment. There are a few different ways to treat demyelination, although there is no cure or way to stop it permanently at this time. There is also no way to repair lost myelin.
Treatment for CNS Demyelination and Spinal Demyelination
Demyelination should be treated as soon as possible by a medical professional in order to slow down the destruction of the myelin sheath. Without treatment, the symptoms associated with demyelination could get progressively worse very quickly. This could lead to permanent disability associated with demyelination and multiple sclerosis.
The first step to slow down demyelination in the body is usually an aggressive form of medical treatment, including intravenous drips. This may be followed by home injections or a smaller dose of oral medications. These should be prescribed only by a medical professional and taken as directed. These medications will not only slow down the progression of demyelination occurring in the body, but they can also reduce inflammation, helping to reduce the severity of the symptoms being experienced.
It is also important to keep up with a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition is very important for someone diagnosed with demyelination and multiple sclerosis. Getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals can give a body the edge it needs to try and fight the disease naturally.