The main demyelination treatment that is being employed is corticosteroid injections which are a type of hormone steroids. This can either be prescribed on its own or in conjunction with other immunosuppressant drugs. Other options include plasma exchange and intravenous immunoglobulin therapy, or IVIG for short. Some physiotherapy can help reduce the rate of muscle weakness, in some cases it can help to re-strengthen affected areas as well as minimize the distortion of the joints.

Other demyelination treatments for both CIDP and MS sufferers include bone marrow transplants, protein antigens and good nutrition as well as anticonvulsant drugs.

Demyelination occurs not only with MS but also in a number of other diseases such as CIDP, Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease and Guillain-Barré syndrome.


Demyelination Treatment


Demyelination itself is damage done to the fatty covering, or substance that encases nerve endings. It can strike anyone at any time, from small children to adults, however in adults, it is more common in men than in women, especially those in early adulthood. The main symptoms that are felt include numbness and or tingling in the extremities such as fingers and toes, as well as a general weakness in the arms and legs.

Some people have attacks followed by a period of recovery with further attacks coming in the future, known as relapsing and remitting, while others may suffer a prolonged attack that never truly ceases. Demyelination treatment in MS is not as effective as in other conditions; this is due to multiple areas of damage.

The treatment and drug combination used will depend on the underlying disease that is causing the condition and the severity of it will also have an impact on the action taken to control it. The sooner the condition is diagnosed, the sooner the appropriate course of treatment can begin and the quality of life can be improved.

As with any neurological disorder, demyelination can have a serious effect on the patient, not just in the physical level, but in the mental and emotional level as was well. Depression is common in patients. As the loss of physical ability worsens, so does the general mental state, and this is when antidepressants are usually added to the prescribed list of drugs. If the pain associated with the condition is severe, pain killers will most likely be prescribed in order to control it.