Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disorder that can affect almost any system in the body, controlled by nerves. It is a disease that can present in episodes or progress rapidly. The main cause of de-myelination is the nerve endings in the brain as well as in the spinal cord.
The most common symptoms are paralysis (muscle weakness), spasticity, paralysis, blindness due to optic neuritis, urinary incontinence, bowel movements with alternating diarrhea and constipation, memory loss, etc. And relapses. This is similar to a pawn or evening event. During the episode the patient may face a dark night due to blindness, while during remission which is a symptom free episode, the patient is completely normal and has bright sunny days in life. Patients are assessed based on the Disability Development Status Score (EDSS).
M.S. The patient’s life is ultimately a battle. Symptoms may be exacerbated by an increase in the size of the demyelinating lesion of the myelin sheath on brain MRI.
Treatment is yet another challenge. Despite new advances in science, MS is still an invincible enemy. The therapies available in the market can gradually reduce or capture the worsening symptoms, but no cure has been found yet, which means to completely cure this devastating disease. This administration is also painful on the side of the road. Most drugs can only be administered by injectable route, such as Glatirmer Acetate (COPXXNN) by subcutaneous injection once daily and interferon intra-intramuscularly three days a week. A better option is Natalizumab (Tisabri), which is given only once in 28 days by intra-venous route. Oral therapy has been introduced in the market with recent advances, but is rarely available in most countries.
A patient’s strong willpower can do wonders, it can not only positively improve the quality of life, but it can greatly enhance symptoms. Patient awareness programs with incentive activities can help better the lives of patients suffering from MS. The more patients know about their disease, the more they can provide for themselves. In today’s world, where the internet plays an important role in daily life, patients are eager to read more and more about their illness, as well as to read articles subject to different experiences of other patients suffering from the same disease around the world. Therefore, the forum should be promoted and provide more and more e-content. The support of family and friends can make the work of a neuro-physician easier to help these patients live a quality life.