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Multiple Sclerosis (Nerve Damage) Treatment


What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Treatment for Nerve Damage

Signs and Symptoms of Multiple SclerosisMultiple sclerosis is a disease that potentially disables the brain and spinal cord that is it directly affects the central nervous system of the human beings. In this disease, the immune system of the body attacks the myelin sheath which is the protective covering of nerve fibres thereby giving rise to communication problems between the brain and other parts of the body. Ultimately, the disease results in the nerves themselves to damage or deteriorate and become permanently damaged.

The signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis readily vary from person to person which depends upon the amount of damage done to the nerves & which of the nerves have been affected. The common symptoms which indicate the occurrence of multiple sclerosis is as mentioned below.

  • The affected individuals might feel weakness or numbness in one or more limbs but it typically occurs on any one side of the body at a time. The legs or the trunk might as well be affected.
  • Loss of vision might occur which can be partial or complete usually in any of the eyes. This is associated with pain during the movement of the eye.
  • Double vision might be occurring for a prolonged period.
  • Pain or sensation of tingling in various parts of the body.
  • The patients might feel electric shock sensations occurring during neck movement particularly at the time of bending the neck forward.
  • There might be a lack of coordination or unsteady gait and tremors.
  • Difficulty in speech or slurred speech.
  • Extreme tiredness and dizziness.
  • Bladder and bowel function problems.

Causes of Multiple Sclerosis
The exact causes of the disease are still a mystery to medical science. It is basically considered to be an autoimmune disease where the own immune system of the body attacks its own tissues. In multiple sclerosis, the immune system does not function normally and results in the destruction of the protective covering of the nerve fibres. The messages travelling from along the nerve fibres are disrupted and eventually, the nerve might get completely damaged. It is not at all clear about the reason as to why some are affected by multiple sclerosis and some are not.  It is believed that a combination of genes and certain environmental factors causes multiple sclerosis in the human beings.

Care Provided at Our Hospital
The top - quality multiple sclerosis team at Dr.Vanchilingam Hospital work together as a multidisciplinary team for the proper evaluation and treatment of each of the patients. We very well understand that there is no complete cure for the disease but our expert team of doctors make sure that the symptoms are eased to some extent which allows the affected individuals to lead a normal life as much as possible. Our highly efficient doctors make an accurate diagnosis which is extremely vital for providing the most efficient and effective care to the affected individuals. Moreover, we at Dr.Vanchilingam Hospital efficiently and effectively make use all of the latest techniques along with the most advanced technology for the development of new treatment procedures with the aim of improvement in the overall outcomes for the individuals affected with multiple sclerosis. We effectively make use of the newer treatment modalities like beta interferons, Ocrelizumab, Glatiramer acetate, Dimethyl fumarate, Fingolimod, Teriflunomide. At the same time, we make use of several other new drugs which is extremely effective in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Our hospital always makes use of the advanced technology and medical science to give out the best possible treatment to the patients which provides a sigh of relief to the patients as well as their family members.

Authored By Dr Somesh Vanchilingam - Neuro Specialist, Thanjavur

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