Category Archives: Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis, Anemia, and Iron Deposits in the Brain (Rev. June 2013)

Multiple Sclerosis, Anemia, and Iron Deposits in the Brain (Rev. June 2013)

There is a strange paradox in the relationship between Multiple Sclerosis and iron: On one hand, too little iron in expectant mothers’ blood translates in too little iron in the foetus, which in turn translates into the future baby growing into an adult at risk of many health issues such as …Read the Rest

Glucosamine as an Multiple Sclerosis treatment?

Glucosamine as an Multiple Sclerosis treatment?

There is interesting research on the benefits of a specific form of glucosamine, N-acetyl-glucosamine, for MS patients [1,2]. N-acetyl-glucosamine is one of 8 essential sugars the human body needs.  Glucosamine is it’s metabolic byproduct of, it is part of the glyconutrients family, known as a natural remedy for joint pain.  For an excellent, …Read the Rest

Gov. Rick Perry Fights Federal Medical Red Tape For Stem Cells Treatments

Gov. Rick Perry Fights Federal Medical Red Tape For Stem Cells Treatments

MND: Should the government decide what medical treatment you are allowed to take? This post is not part of Gov. Perry’s presidential campaign, but MSers and other people affected by hard to treat ailments owe him one. Gov. Perry attempt to maverick  a slow, federal bureaucracy determined by current law to …Read the Rest

Study Shows Expectant Mothers Taking Some Vitamin D Could Reduce The Risk Of Multiple Sclerosis in Offsprings

Study Shows Expectant Mothers Taking Some Vitamin D Could Reduce The Risk Of Multiple Sclerosis in Offsprings

MND: Given that Multiple Sclerosis  has some genetic component, parents with MS have a keen interest in reducing MS risk in their offspring: A new study confirms the protective effects of vitamin D in the prevention of MS transmission to offsprings Here is a summary of that study [1] :Vitamin …Read the Rest

New Diagnosis Technique Helps Differentiate Between Multiple Sclerosis Like Disorders

New Diagnosis Technique Helps Differentiate Between Multiple Sclerosis Like Disorders

MND:The diagnosis help tool is a Proteomic Pattern Analysis (PPA) of cerebrospinal fluid In layman term: the set of various protein in cells is call proteome. In Proteomic pattern analysis, the proteome of cells from various tissues is analyzed. This is not a simple method, below is a photograph of  typical …Read the Rest

Epstein–Barr Virus and Multiple Sclerosis

Epstein–Barr Virus and Multiple Sclerosis

MND: The connection  is still murky. There is circumstantial evidence of the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)involvement in MS, as summarized in this study [1]  published in Journal of  Neurology and Neurosurgical Psychiatry. Geographic patterns of occurrence of MS and EBV infection Strong evidence however that people with MS are more likely …Read the Rest

Multiple sclerosis:  Research Progress on Drug Delivery Across the Blood Brain Barrier

Multiple sclerosis: Research Progress on Drug Delivery Across the Blood Brain Barrier

Why is it so difficult to deliver drugs to the brain via the blood? Certainly blood circulation is an integral  part of  brain function. For example strokes are so dangerous because the blood supply is not reaching part of the brain. So what is this Brain Blood Barrier (BBB) that so …Read the Rest

New Multiple Sclerosis Research Shows Important Mechanism of Demyelination

New Multiple Sclerosis Research Shows Important Mechanism of Demyelination

There has been substantial progress in understanding what is occuring in Central Nervous System (CNS) disease. two studies were published in the Journal of Neurosciences, both deal with understanding astrogliosis, the process which makes the cells [astrocyte (Wikipedia)] that protect and support the myelin of our neurons, go wrong.     The first …Read the Rest

Another CCSVI study sheds doubts about Multiple Sclerosis being a brain blood circulation problem

Another CCSVI study sheds doubts about Multiple Sclerosis being a brain blood circulation problem

MND: We have previously posted on treating MS as a Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) disease [1]. What strikes about this theory is the “Us against Big Pharma”  tone prevalent on many forums or blogs. The tone leading to a CCSVI liberation” movement with believers and heretics… Time to look …Read the Rest

Multiple Sclerosis and Spasticity: Can Intrathecal Pumps Help?

Multiple Sclerosis and Spasticity: Can Intrathecal Pumps Help?

MND: Spasticity can be an MS problem, does it get the attention it deserves? We already posted about baclafen  pumps in wheelchairhealth.net . In a nutshell there were enough successes to talk to your Doctor if you have severe spasticity. A new study on Intrathecal Baclafen (ITB) for MSers has been published in …Read the Rest

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