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What are the Effects of

Multiple Sclerosis

on the Immune System?


MS immune system

Multiple Sclerosis attacks nerves or nerve cells throughout out bodies. Multiple Sclerosis is known for attacking and causing damage to
the myelin sheath that surround, protect and insulate the spinal cord. 
MS also tends to attack the brain, and in particular the Blood Brain Barrier, which surrounds and protects the brain.  Most cases of Multiple Sclorosis tend to result in damage to the nerve cells thorough out the body, which usually results in scarring after each ms attack, ms exacerbation or ms relapse.

Multiple Sclerosis also weakens the immune system, setting us up to end up with frequent infections more often that are difficult for our bodies to fight back against.  Just about any kind of infection appears to become a possibility for those with MS, but there are certain types of infections that are seen more often in those with Multiple Sclerosis.

Infections that are typically seen more often for those with Multiple Sclerosis include:

  • bladder infections
  • different forms of the flu
  • ear infections
  • sinus infections
  • cellulitis – infections in one or both of the legs

There are others, but this is just a sample of infections that I have experienced with my own case of Multiple Sclerosis, which have been the infections that I had more often, when I was having a tougher time with my ms immune system being too weak to fight off infections.

There are natural ways to help to boost the immune system, including taking vitamins and herbs that can help reduce the number and severity of the infections that are often so much of a problem with most cases of Multiple Scerosis.

Another way to boost the ms immune system is to do all that you can to get adequate sleep at night (typically 8 hours each night) and find ways to reduce the over reaction to ms stress, relax and replenish the body. Reducing ms fatigue also helps. There are vitamins, herbs, homeopathic remedies and other natural ways to accomplish all of this.

Any which way that you look at it, you need to discuss any of the ways that are discussed below with your doctor before you first try taking anything to aid in helping to reduce your ms insomnia.

Finding ways to reduce your insomnia will help to boost your immune system and reduce how many ms infections that your body has to try to fight back against.

natural ways:

* 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) - this changes form in the body to Tryptophan itself.  This aids for helping to go to sleep.  As an alternative, Tryptophan is also available by prescription.  

*  Melatonin - this is a hormone-like neurotransmitter that the brain normally produces.  If your brain is deficient in the  neurochemical, it will be difficult for you to calm your mind down to go to sleep at night.  Check with your doctor to see if you need more of this.

* Inositol - this is a b-vitamin cofactor that help the racing mind to calm down and relax enough to help you to go to sleep.

Vitamins:

* Calcium and Magnesium - these 2 vitamins are usually taken in a ratio of 2:1 but if you have a larger difficiency in magnesium, a 1:1 ratio may be needed to help relax the over reactive nerves in those with MS.  Check with your doctor to see if you need to take more of either of these.

* vitamins B with folic acid - can also help to reduce anxiousness or a feeling of unrest that may also contribute to insomnia. Ask you doctor to test to see if you are deficient in either of these vitamins to see if supplementing with either of these vitamins is advisable for your particular case of ms insomnia.  If you are on any prescription drugs, check with you doctor to see if any type of herbs maybe taken with the prescription drugs that you are currently taking.

Before using any herbs check with your doctor to see if there any of the herbs listed below are recommended for your particular case of MS.  You can also check with an herbologist for more information about which type of herbs are recommended for use with each condition or for helping to reduce the ms symptoms that you many be experiencing.

Herbs

* Valerian Root - helps with going to sleep and with having more restful sleep.  Out of all the herbs I have been able to try over the past 12 years, valerian root is the herb that has been able to help me the most for helping me to go to sleep, especially when the ms insomnia is more severe.

*Kava Kava - is another helpful herb in helping to calm my over reactive nervous system and with helping me to sleep.

Multiple Sclerosis attacks nerves or nerve cells throughout out bodies. Multiple Sclerosis is known for attacking and causing damage to the myelin sheath that surround, protect and insulate the spinal cord. MS also tends to attack the brain, and in particular the Blood Brain Barrier, which surrounds and protects the brain.  Most cases of Multiple Sclerosis tend to result in damage
to the nerve cells thorough out the body,
which usually results in scarring after each
ms attack, ms exacerbation or ms relapse.

 Multiple Sclerosis also weakens the immune system, setting us up to end up with frequent infections more often that are difficult for our bodies to fight back against.  Just about any kind of infection appears to become a possibility for those with MS, but there are certain types of infections that are seen more often in those with Multiple Sclerosis.

Infections that are typically seen more often for those with Multiple Sclerosis include:

  • bladder infections
  • different forms of the flu
  • ear infections
  • sinus infections
  • cellulitis – infections in one or both of the legs

There are others, but this is just a sample of infections that I have experienced with my own case of Multiple Sclerosis, which have been the infections that I had more often, when I was having a tougher time with my ms immune system being too weak to fight off infections.

There are natural ways to help to boost the immune system, including taking vitamins and herbs that can help reduce the number and severity of the infections that are often so much of a problem with most cases of Multiple Sclerosis.

Another way to boost the ms immune system is to do all that you can to get adequate sleep at night (typically 8 hours each night) and find ways to reduce the over reaction to ms stress, relax and replenish the body. Reducing ms fatigue also helps. There are vitamins, herbs, homeopathic remedies and other natural ways to accomplish all of this.

Any which way that you look at it, you need to discuss any of the ways that are discussed below with your doctor before you first try taking anything to aid in helping to reduce your ms insomnia.

Finding ways to reduce your insomnia will help to boost your immune system and reduce how many ms infections that your body has to try to fight back against.Immune system multiple sclerosis

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