How to Prevent MS

Wednesday, 08 Jun 2011 04:20 PM

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MS disease involves the scarring, hardening, and damage to multiple areas of the body. MS diagnosis can be done through certain tests including:

• The lumbar puncture test involves collecting a small amount of cerebrospinal fluid using a needle that is inserted between the vertebrae. It is sent for antibody evaluation for a detailed analysis of the immune activity of the spinal fluid.
• An X-ray technique called fluoroscopy guides doctors through the lumbar puncture process. It is less stressful and usually faster when compared to the conventional and manual MS diagnosis test.
• Eye examination and other neurological (MRI) and nerve function tests are also used for MS diagnosis.

MS prevention is required when the patient has at least two episodes of relapse or multiple lesions on the brain or spinal cord.

Multiple sclerosis causes can be mainly attributed to the abnormal functioning of the immune system due to infections and environmental and genetic factors. There are no medicines which can prevent MS, however doctors can prescribe some medicines which can prevent or somewhat control the relapse of MS and help patients by delaying disability.

For more information on MS, see below:

Multiple Sclerosis: Top Natural Supplements for Treatment

Natural Cures for MS Reported

Role of Diet in Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

Multiple Sclerosis: How Your Diet Plays a Role


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