Tumefactive MS or Tumefactive Multiple Sclerosis is a rare form of Multiple Sclerosis, which forms lesions in the cerebral hemisphere, which are greater than 2 cm in size. Its characteristics can mimic other diseases and can lead to a faulty diagnosis. In most cases, it might require a brain biopsy or an MRI scan to make an accurate diagnosis.
Treatment for Tumefactive Multiple Sclerosis
Tumefactive MS or Tumefactive Multiple Sclerosis is a rare type of Multiple Sclerosis. Treatment includes immunomodulatory therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and prescribed drugs. All of these treatment methods help managing the symptoms in an efficient manner.
The cause of Tumefactive MS or Tumefactive Multiple Sclerosis is unknown, but it is believed to be triggered by multiple factors such as genetic disposition, hereditary factors and environmental factors. When diagnosed with Tumefactive MS or Tumefactive Multiple Sclerosis, it is highly recommended to start the prescribed medication as early as possible. If left untreated, it can lead to a significant disability. More than 30% of patients suffering from Tumefactive MS will develop a significant disability within 25 years. The medication can slow the disability progression, but is unable to avert it. Pain is a major symptom in most of the reported cases and medication helps to alleviate it. In cases where the condition progresses to disability, special care would be required. At this point, it is important to educate the family and caregivers about the specific needs of the patient. This is essential for the successful handling of the individual suffering from this condition. Care must also be taken to educate the patient about the purpose of the medication, doses, as well as any adverse effects and its management.
Alternative therapies for Tumefactive MS
There are several alternative therapies available for the treatment of Tumefactive MS or Tumefactive Multiple Sclerosis. These include massage therapy, yoga and meditation. These methods help in strengthening the affected muscles, besides improving the overall health of the patient. The primary aim of these methods is to alleviate the pain associated with this illness. However, these methods do not have any medical backing. Self-help groups can be a great source of help and support. More often than not, a positive attitude along with the medication helps control the illness and its effects considerably.