disease of the brain and spinal cord caused by an unknown agent that gradually destroys the myelin covering, or sheath, of nerve fibers, resulting in a temporary interruption or disordered transmission of nerve impulses, particularly in pathways concerned with vision, sensation, and the use of limbs; disruption of impulse transmission may cause mild to moderate symptoms (numbness in the limbs to complete and permanent paralysis); onset generally occurs between ages 20 and 40, with symptoms appearing at irregular intervals for years
A disease affecting the nervous system usually with a relapsing and remitting pattern (at times the symptoms are severe, while at other times they seem to disappear). Movement, vision, speech and memory may be affected.
a disease in which a loss of a substance around nerve fibers in the brain and/or spine causes motor difficulties. MS is a progressive disease of the central nervous system characterized by destruction of myelin (demyelination), the fatty substance that forms a protective sheath around certain long nerve fibers (axons). Myelin serves as an electrical insulator, enabling the effective transmission of nerve signals. Patients with MS may develop paresthesias, such as numbness or tingling; muscle weakness and stiffness; impaired coordination; abnormal reflexes; an inability to control urination (urinary incontinence); slurred speech; visual disturbances; and/or other symptoms and findings.
progressive destruction of myelin sheaths of neurons in the central nervous system, short-circuiting conduction pathways
A progressive disease of the central nervous system in which scattered patches of myelin (the protective covering of the nerve fibers) in the brain and spinal cord are destroyed. This causes symptoms ranging from numbness and tingling to paralysis and incontinence. The severity of multiple sclerosis varies markedly among sufferers.
Autoimmune attack on spinal nerves causing diverse and varying neural problems.
Inflammatory disease of the central nervous system in which there is extreme weakness and numbness.
a disease of unknown origin (thought to be caused in part by a dysfunction of the immune system) that affects the central nervous. Messages from the brain and spinal cord may short-circuit, causing reduced or lost body functions.
a degenerative disease affecting the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves, characterized by increasing disability due to reversible demyelination of axons.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS): "Disease of the central and/or peripheral nervouse system characterized by loss of the fatty sheaths (i.e., myelin) that surround the nerve fibers resulting in a variety of symptoms such as double vision, loss or reduction of sensation, tingling in the extremities, dizziness, and dysarthria. MS is common in young adults and is characterized by remissions and relapses." (p. 535, Lloyd, Fuller & Arvidson, 1998) Learn more at http://www.nmss.org/ Click "BACK" on your browser to return to the previous page.
Chronic central nervous system disorder in which there is loss of the protective myelin sheath surrounding nerve tissue. Effects on the eye include optic nerve inflammation with reduced vision, double vision and involuntary eye oscillations. See Free Eye Tests.
(MS) The National Sclerosis Society says of MS that it is "a disease that randomly attacks your central nervous system, wearing away the control you have over your body. Symptoms may range from numbness to paralysis and blindness. The progress, severity and specific symptoms cannot be foreseen.
Recommendation Essential Fatty Acids"The Swank diet includes a blend of 40-50gm per day of essential fatty acids as well as at least 1 teaspoon of cod liver oil per day..."
inflammatory disorder of the CNS of unknown aetiology, that is most often characterised by episodes of inflammation and demyelination disseminated in time and space. In some cases the disease is progressive in which case there may be associated axonal loss
Chronic disorder affecting many nervous system functions. Patches of white matter in the brain and spinal cord break down and cannot conduct normal nerve impulses. Usually begins in young adulthood. Early signs of the disease are often vague, including visual problems, abnormal skin sensations and muscle weakness or imbalance. Later, symptoms may include marked weakness, speech difficulty, loss of bladder or bowel control, and extreme mood swings. Currently not curable. Symptoms can be relieved or controlled with treatment. One-third of MS patients have a mild, nonprogressive disease. Another third worsen slowly. The rest worsen rapidly.
A disorder of the central nervous system of unknown cause in which the body's immune system attacks myelin in the brain and spinal cord. Whether the disease manifests in repeated episodes of inflammation or as a chronic condition, it results in multiple scars, or scleroses, on the myelin sheath, leading to impairment or loss of nerve function.
a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system.
a disease in which the protective coverings (myelin) of nerve fibers in the brain are gradually destroyed; symptoms vary from numbness to paralysis and loss of control of bodily function
A progressive neurological disease wherein the immune system mistakenly destroys the myelin sheaths that comprise the brain's white matter, producing manifestations such as numbness, blindness, and paralysis.
Recommendation Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)"...Fred Klenner, MD pioneered the use of injectable thiamine (vitamin B1) and injectable liver extract for the treatment of multiple sclerosis..."
An autoimmune inflammatory condition of the nervous system.
Relationship to EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 3 Requirement"Polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid deficiency may contribute to depressive symptoms in alcoholism, multiple sclerosis and postpartum depression..."
Disease that randomly attacks the central nervous system, wearing away the control a person has over their body.
also called MS, a disorder of the brain and spinal cord that causes decreased nerve function associated with the formation of scars on the covering of nerve cells. Symptoms range from numbness to paralysis and blindness. A person with MS slowly loses control over his or her body.
Recommendation ACTH (Adrenocorticotropic Hormone)"One hormone which has been shown to shorten the duration and intensity of acute exacerbations is adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), a pituitary gland substance that stimulates the adrenal glands to produce additional cortisone, which acts to reduce the inflammation in the brain or spinal cord..."
Disease that affects the central nervous system-the brain and spinal cord. In MS, certain cells in your immune system attack your brain and spinal cord. These cells destroy myelin, the protective sheath that covers the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves.
A chronic, progressive, degenerative disorder that affects nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord. A fatty substance (called myelin) surrounds and insulates nerve fibers and facilitates the conduction of nerve impulse transmissions. MS is characterized by intermittent damage to myelin (called demyelination) caused by the destruction of specialized cells (oligodendrocytes) that form the substance.
A debilitating disease affecting nerve cells
a chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers
Disease of the central nervous system which gets progressively worse, causing numbness in the limbs progressive weakness and sometimes paralyses. The disease can also affects the function of the urinary system.
disease of the nervous system that can affect bowel control ( Website).
Recommendation Histamine"..., reports that after six weeks of treatment with histamine in 19 individuals with multiple sclerosis..."
The Condition"MS is an unpredictable disease of the nervous system which manifests itself primarily through disorders in mobility..." Related Topic"Demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system, causing patches of sclerosis (plaques) in the brain and spinal cord, manifested by loss of normal neurological functions, e..." Recommendation Conventional Drug Use"...It's the Borrelia mylophora bacteria, running around in the nervous system..." Recommendation Calcium-2AEP"...Nieper believes that MS is initiated by a viral attack on the nervous system, followed by an error in programming the immune system to defend it..."
Autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its own nervous system, destroying the myelin sheath that protects nerve cells
A disease of the central nervous system in which the fatty tissue covering nerve cell fibers is attacked and destroyed.
a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease of the central nervous system that causes damage to nerve cells
Slow progressive disease of the nervous system in which scattered areas of degeneration of the myelin occur.
Abbreviated MS. A disease of the central nervous system (CNS) marked by numbness, weakness, loss of muscle coordination, and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control. MS is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks myelin, a key substance that serves as a nerve insulator and helps in the transmission of nerve signals. The progress, severity and specific symptoms in MS are unpredictable. One never knows when attacks will occur, how long they will last, or how severe they will be. Most people with MS are between the ages of 20 and 40 at the time of diagnosis. The term "multiple" refers to the multiple places in the CNS that are affected and to the multiple relapses and remissions characteristic of MS. See the entire definition of Multiple sclerosis
a demyelinating illness of the brain
MS is a degenerative disease of the white matter of the central nervous system and causes destruction of the myelin sheath.
A slowly progressive central nervous system disease characterized by disseminated patches of demyelination in the brain and spinal cord.
a disease of the central nervous system that is an unpredictable condition that can be relatively benign, disabling, or devastating, leaving the patient unable to speak, walk, or write.
A chronic, often debilitating disease that affects nerve fibers.
Demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system, causing patches of sclerosis (plaques) in the brain and spinal cord, manifested by loss of normal neurological functions, e.g., muscle weakness, loss of vision, and mood alterations.
Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system characterized by the destruction of the myelin sheath surrounding neurons, resulting in the formation of "plaques." MS is a progressive and usually fluctuating disease with exacerbations (patients feeling worse) and remissions (patients feeling better) over many decades. Eventually, in most patients, remissions do not reach baseline levels and permanent disability and sometimes death occurs. The cause of MS is unknown. The most widely held hypothesis is that MS occurs in patients with a genetic susceptibility and that some environmental factors "trigger" exacerbations. MS is 3 times more common in women than men, with diagnosis usually made as young adults. Also see demyelinating disorders.
A chronic degenerative disease of the central nervous system in which gradual destruction of myelin occurs in patches throughout the brain or spinal cord or both, interfering with the nerve pathways and causing muscular weakness, loss of coordination, and speech and visual disturbances. It is thought to be a defect in the immune system that may be genetic or viral in origin. ? Calcium -2 TBL. ? Chromium - 1 TBL ? Copper - 1 tsp ? Germanium - 1 tsp ? Gold - 1-2 tsp. p.m. ? Magnesium - 4 TBL ? Potassium - 2 TBL a.m. ? Selenium - 2 tsp a.m. ? Silver - 4 TBL four times daily for two weeks; thereafter, 2 TBL a.m. and p.m. ? Sulfur - 2 TBL ( you may also use 1 tsp. for nausea) ? Zinc - 2 TBL. ? Stabilized Oxygen - 3 drops in 4 ounces of water for nausea (up to 20 drops per day)* Another thing to pay close attention to is dietary influence on this condition. Watch the diet. If a food seems to irritate the condition or make a person feel worse, cut that food out of the diet and continue to do so during the healing process. *Do not exceed the recommended amount.
a disease of unknown origin (thought to be caused in part by dysfunction of the immune system) that affects the central nervous system and may result in the progressive loss of certain body functions and physical abilities.
Recommendation Conventional Drug Use"...Most of the destruction of the myelin sheath takes place from actions of the white blood cells and their antibodies..."
A demyelinating disease marked by patches of hardened tissue in the brain or the spinal cord and associated especially with partial or complete paralysis and jerking muscle tremor.
A chronic, debilitating disease of the central nervous system in which the immune system attacks and damages the myelin around the nerve cells, causing signals to the brain and spinal cord to be slowed or halted
A neurological disease, chiefly of young adults, marked by speech disturbances, lack of muscular coordination, weakness, and numbness, caused by damaged patches in the brain and spinal cord. Varies in severity. No cure is available and cause is unknown.
a chronic degenerative disease of the spinal cord and brain
A chronic disease of the central nervous system where myelin, the insulation on nerve fibers, is lost. MS is thought to be an autoimmune dysfunction in which the body turns on itself for some unknown reason.
A chronic degenerative disease of the central nervous system in which gradual destruction of myelin occurs in patches throughout the brain or spinal cord (or both), interfering with the nerve pathways and causing muscular weakness, loss of coordination and speech and visual disturbances. It occurs chiefly in young adults and is thought to be a defect in the immune system that may be of genetic or viral origin.
A disease in which the immune system attacks the protective coating called myeline around the nerves. The damage affects the brain and/or spinal cord and interferes with the nerve pathways, causing muscular weakness, loss of coordination, and visual and speech problems.
chronic neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system, i.e., the brain and spinal cord
MS is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system) and the nerves of the eyes. A fatty tissue called myelin coats and protects the nerve fibers of the central nervous system. The myelin helps nerve fibers send and receive signals. When the myelin is destroyed, as happens in MS, scar tissue forms. This scar tissue is called sclerosis, literally meaning harden. As more and more sclerotic or hardened areas develop on the nerves, the nerves are less able to properly send signals, and the nerves themselves may be damaged or destroyed.
is a chronic, potentially debilitating disease that affects your brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). The illness is probably an autoimmune disease, which means your immune system responds as if part of your body is a foreign substance.In MS, your body directs antibodies and white blood cells against proteins in the myelin sheath surrounding nerves in your brain and spinal cord. This causes inflammation and injury to the sheath and ultimately to your nerves. The result may be multiple areas of scarring (sclerosis). The damage slows or blocks muscle coordination, visual sensation and other nerve signals.The disease varies in severity, ranging from a mild illness to one that results in permanent disability. Treatments can modify the course of the disease and relieve symptoms.An estimated 400,000 Americans have MS. It generally first occurs in people between the ages of 20 and 50. The disease is twice as common in women as in men.
One of the most common nervous system disorders with symptoms such as weakness or loss of control in the limbs, sudden vision problems or disturbed sensations.
In MS patients gradually lose myelin. Patients tire easily and movements slow down, some other muscular functions are also gradually lost.
A disorder of the central nervous system marked by weakness, numbness, a loss of muscle coordination, and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control. Multiple sclerosis is thought to be an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system destroys myelin. Myelin is a substance that contains both protein and fat (lipid), serving as a nerve insulator and helping in the transmission of nerve signals.
Thought to be an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord; affects the central nervous system by disrupting the conduction of electrical signals along neurons (cells that make up the nervous system).
MS is a condition which usually becomes evident between the ages of 20 and 40. It affects the nervous system and is a progressive disease which manifests itself in a series of remissions and flare-ups. Among the abilities which may be affected are stamina, leg and arm movement, sight, hearing and internal organ function. Because of the sporadic nature of MS, students may appear healthy one day and be in a wheelchair the next.
An autoimmune disorder, which results in the demyelinization of nerves. In MS, the myelin shealth that allows for efficient transmission of nerve impulses is damaged, resulting in progressive neurological symptoms such as, numbness, tingling, loss of control of certain bodily functions, and paralysis.
A serious progressive disease of the central nervous system.
The Condition"...The lesions or plaques of multiple sclerosis are areas of tissue damage arising from inflammation, which occurs when white blood cells and fluid accumulate around blood vessels..."
An autoimmune disease of the central nervous system in which the body's cells attack its own myelin, the coating of a part of healthy nerve cells.
CNS disorder characterized by worsening (exacerbations) and improvements (remission) of symptoms. This leaves multiple scars (plaques) in the CNS. Frequently encountered symptoms include loss of strength, difficulty with balance and bladder control, numbness and tingling, and blurred or double vision.
Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system characterized by loss of myelin and the appearance of scarlike patches throughout the brain and/or spinal cord.
The Condition"MS is an unpredictable disease of the nervous system which manifests itself primarily through disorders in mobility..." Related Topic"Demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system, causing patches of sclerosis (plaques) in the brain and spinal cord, manifested by loss of normal neurological functions, e..." Recommendation Calcium-2AEP"...Nieper believes that MS is initiated by a viral attack on the nervous system, followed by an error in programming the immune system to defend it..." Recommendation Conventional Drug Use"...It's the Borrelia mylophora bacteria, running around in the nervous system..."
A degenerative disease affecting the central nervous system. MS causes scarring of nerve fibers and leads to such symptoms as arm and leg weakness, numbness, double vision and impaired coordination and movement. Trigeminal neuralgia also sometimes develops when MS scars the trigeminal nerve.
an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system
The Condition"...Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disease of the white matter of the central nervous system..." Related Topic"Demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system, causing patches of sclerosis (plaques) in the brain and spinal cord, manifested by loss of normal neurological functions, e..."
Relationship to EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 3 Requirement"...Deficiencies of the omega-3 oils are thought to interfere with lipid elongation and permanently impair formation of normal myelin..."
Recommendation Test for B12 Levels"...A vitamin B12 deficiency has very similar symptoms and is frequently misdiagnosed as MS; the type of anemia resulting from B12 deficiency is called pernicious anemia..."
A chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease of the central nervous system marked by intermittent damage to the myelin sheath that covers the nerve cell axons. Visual changes and muscle weakness occur often and have no consistent pattern; as the disease progresses, different nerves may be affected at different times, exacerbating the current symptoms or creating new problems. The disease may progress steadily, or acute attacks may be followed by partial or complete temporary remission of symptoms. Most patients live a relatively normal lifespan.
The Condition"...Roy Swank has provided convincing evidence that a diet low in saturated fats over a long period of time can slow down and in some cases stop the degenerative process in multiple sclerosis..."
Recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition"A vegan/ vegetarian diet satisfies several of the requirements set out in the Swank Diet for Multiple Sclerosis..."
Relationship to EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 3 Requirement"...These foods contain abundant polyunsaturated fatty acids, including the omega-3 oils (alpha-linolenic, eicosapentaenoic, and docosahexanoic acids)..."
Multiple sclerosis (abbreviated MS, also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata) is a chronic, inflammatory disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS). MS can cause a variety of symptoms, including changes in sensation, visual problems, muscle weakness, depression, difficulties with coordination and speech, severe fatigue, and pain. MS will cause impaired mobility and disability in more severe cases.