Multiple Sclerosis

Much worser than regular sclerosis

The Disease

Description

When the messages that are being sent out throughout the central nervous system are being misread or misinterpreted causing unwanted or hindered actions.

Communicable or Non-communicable?

Multiple Sclerosis is a non-communicable disease that is not passed down or contagious to other people.

Cause

It is cause by damaging the myelin a fatty substance in the body that helps with the central nervous systems. When a scar is form over the damaged area this is call a sclerosis, and people with multiple scarring in different areas is called multiple sclerosis.

Effects of the Disease

Long-Term Effects

The symptoms listed below differ from person to person depending on where the myelin is damaged.

Fatigue, difficulty walking, stiffness, spasms, bladder problems, memory or other cognitive problems, pain and other unpleasant sensations, emotional or mood problems, vision problems, dizziness or vertigo, bowel problems, tremors, sexual problems, difficulty moving arms, swallowing problems, speech problems, paralysis, seizures.

Short-Term Effects

There are no short term effects to this disease only long term effect.

Treatment

There are medical treatment along with some physical therapy and assistance.

Prevention

There are no ways to prevent this disease because an accident will always happen, and it might result in multiple sclerosis.

Key Facts

Famous People

Famous people with multiple sclerosis include Montel Williams,Teri Garr and Annette Funicello, Richard Pryor, Jack Osborne, Ozzy Osbourne, Ann Romney, Mitt Romney, Tamia, Trevor Bayne.

Statistics

200 People with multiple sclerosis are diagnosed every week, but about 90 to 95 percent live a normal lifespan.

Works Cited/Reference

Iezzoni, Lisa I. Multiple Sclerosis. Denver: Greenwood, 2010. Print. Biographies of Disease.

"Multiple Sclerosis." Teen Health and Wellness. Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2015. Web. 27 May. 2015

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