New PDF release: 100 questions & answers about multiple sclerosis

By William A. Sheremata

No matter if you're a newly clinically determined sufferer or a friend of somebody with a number of sclerosis, this ebook bargains info and luxury. thoroughly revised and up to date, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately a number of Sclerosis, moment variation offers authoritative, useful solutions to the commonest questions requested through sufferers. Written through a number one professional within the remedy of MS, this easy-to-read e-book is a entire advisor to knowing factors, prognosis, therapy, and masses extra. together with genuine remark from sufferers, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately a number of Sclerosis, moment version is a useful source for somebody dealing with the scientific, mental, and emotional turmoil of this illness.

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A neurologist can only determine this if the patient has progressed or changed neurologically. The patient must undergo a complete quantitative neurologic examination to determine and then record disability scores for comparison with previous and future examinations. It takes special training to perform such examinations with consistency and to provide usable information. However, the patient with progressive disease can point out to the neurologist what types of problems are progressing. qxd 12/23/05 1 0 0 Demyelination the loss of myelin surrounding the axon, or nerve fiber, regardless of the disease process.

My husband who was in New Jersey, kept saying, “I thought you were having a pap test and had a problem with your ears. ” We were all a bit in shock as the surreal nature of the day continued. With MRI results and party favors in hand, we went back to the neurologist who had waited after hours for our return. qxd 1 0 0 Q & A 12/23/05 A B O U T 9:38 AM Page 33 M U L T I P L E S C L E R O S I S Diagnosis, Identification, and Prognosis The doctor asked whether I had ever had any prior events of weakness or numbness.

One attack of MS, only, in the first year of illness predicts less disability. qxd 1 0 0 Q & A 12/23/05 A B O U T 9:38 AM Page 43 M U L T I P L E S C L E R O S I S Diagnosis, Identification, and Prognosis 4. Optic neuritis or retrobulbar neuritis as an initial attack has been recognized as being associated with a good prognosis. 5. A low lesion load (numbers of lesions and/or lesion volume) on the MRI has been interpreted as being associated with a better outlook. 34. Why do some people get worse so quickly?

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