Alternative Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis
At Sunridge Medical we stand at the forefront of alternative treatments for patients with multiple sclerosis because of the experience and expertise of our medical team, specialized and comprehensive testing, and because of our individualized treatment programs prepared for each of our patients.
There is no single known cause of MS, yet there are a number of contributing factors that can lead to the onset and progression of the disease including genetics, vitamin D status, infections including Lyme disease, as well as heavy metal exposure and retention.
Contributing Factors of Multiple Sclerosis
- Genetics always play a role in health and disease and all autoimmune illnesses have a genetic component, yet 85% of multiple sclerosis patients do not have an affected relative and only 30% of identical twins develop multiple sclerosis if the other twin already has it.
- Clinical studies have pointed out that vitamin D deficiency may influence the development and progression of MS.
- Evidence shows there is an infectious component, etiology or contribution in the majority of MS cases. Infections that have a possible role in the pathogenesis of MS and perhaps other neurodegenerative diseases include HHV6, EBV, Lyme disease and mycoplasma.
- Mercury exposure has been linked with an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis, possibly due to mercury’s ability to destroy the protective myelin sheath leading to neuron death.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) typically affects women between the ages of 20 and 40 years old and is an autoimmune disease of the nervous system that, through inflammation, affects your brain and spinal cord. It damages the myelin sheath, the material that surrounds and protects your nerve cells. This damage slows down or blocks messages between your brain and your body, leading to the symptoms of MS. The first symptoms of MS are typically visual changes yet can include:
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
- Visual disturbances
- Decrease or loss of balance and fine motor coordination
- Muscle weakness
- Sensations such as numbness, prickling, or “pins and needles” of the arms and legs
- Thinking and memory problems
- Constipation and urinary retention
- Constant and Chronic Fatigue worse after a hot shower or exercise
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