Category Archives: Multiple Sclerosis

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

Study Find No Connection Between Stress and Multiple Sclerosis Onset, But The Relationship Between Stress,Trauma  and MS Relapse is still debated

Study Find No Connection Between Stress and Multiple Sclerosis Onset, But The Relationship Between Stress,Trauma and MS Relapse is still debated

MND: Ever thought that stressful life events caused you to have MS? Well a new study from Norway [1] did not find a connection between stress and MS onset. Note that the study scale was fairly small (77 participants) , all female nurses, and that the study focused on childhood …Read the Rest

L-amphetamine improves memory in MS patients

L-amphetamine improves memory in MS patients

MND: Memory issues can be a problem for some MS patients. A team of researchers from New Jersey/ New York studied  the effect of  from L-amphetamine on MS patients and found it to improve their memory.[1] MND: Amphetamines are serious drugs used for medical [ADHD, Narcolepsy], or illegal recreational use in the same …Read the Rest

Multiple Sclerosis: Tremor Reduction Techniques

Multiple Sclerosis: Tremor Reduction Techniques

MND: Thalamic Stimulation,  a tremor reduction technique used for Parkinson’s , is gaining traction as a  treatment for severe MS tremors. But what is the Thalamus? The function of the Thalamus are primarily (Wiki) processing of sensory information (sight ,touch,…but not smells). It also involved  in balance and  managing sleep, …Read the Rest

Multiple Sclerosis: Study shows Empyra helpful in supporting walking.

Multiple Sclerosis: Study shows Empyra helpful in supporting walking.

MND: The Canadian study shows extended-release dalfampridine (Empyra) had clinically observable benefits in helping MS patients in improving moving speed and gait MND: Dalfampridine extended release (ER) 10 mg is an oral tablet form of the potassium (K+) channel-blocking compounded dalfampridine, also known as fampridine, and chemically 4-aminopyridine or 4-AP. Fampridine …Read the Rest

Multiple Sclerosis:  Unusual Probiotics Alternative Therapy

Multiple Sclerosis: Unusual Probiotics Alternative Therapy

MND: A new proposed alternative therapy for autoimmune diseases  is based on populating the patients guts with certain types of worms. The idea is a probiotic idea where we are trying to populate the patients’s intestine with beneficial bacteria. But this taking it a step further, by populating the intestine …Read the Rest

Perspectives on Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis From the National MS Society

Perspectives on Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis From the National MS Society

 MND: Multiple Sclerosis progression can vary substantially for different patients. Four classes have bee generally agreed upon [wikipepdia] relapsing remitting, “….unpredictable relapses followed by periods of months to years of relative quiet (remission) with no new signs of disease activity. Deficits suffered during attacks may either resolve or leave sequelae..]  …Read the Rest

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