When the body’s defence mechanism attacks myelin which is the protective coating over the nerves, it results in what is commonly referred to as MS Sickness. Myelin aids in the transfer of signals from the brain to the nerves. When myelin is damaged, it is unable to pass the messages sent from the brain to the nerves. Some amount of regeneration does occur, but is often inadequate or does not link up with the correct muscle mass. This eventually results in withering of the affected nerves. When this occurs, it leads to a condition known as Multiple Sclerosis or MS.


Effects of MS Sickness


MS Sickness can show up in various forms such as vision problems, dizziness, loss of balance, pain, fatigue, numbness, tingling, speech related problems, depression, bladder inconsistencies, bowel inconsistencies, heat sensitivity and sexual disorders. The symptoms would vary from person to person.


Treatment of MS Sickness


Medications are available for this condition but are primarily focused on addressing and providing relief from the symptoms arising from MS Sickness and for preventing further damage. The cause for the onset of Multiple Sclerosis has not been identified by medical science and a cure has not yet been discovered. It is best to commence treatment at the onset itself, as the disease often becomes apparent about 20 years after the commencement of the symptoms. On rare occasions, if left untreated, it can lead to disability. There are a host of alternate treatments also available that help in alleviating the symptoms caused by MS Sickness. However, they do not have the backing of medical science. Very often, a person afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis will need to adapt a lifestyle change to overcome the limitations this disease brings in, be it adjusting to the additional time taken to do a simple task or tackling the fast depleting energy levels. Regular and moderate exercises can be undertaken to increase energy levels and to enhance the quality of life, however only after getting the doctor’s permission. In many cases people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis may feel depressed due to the inability. In such cases, they may need counselling and in some cases medications as well, if depression is prolonged. The good news, however, is that MS seldom progresses beyond the initial stages.