ms facts or multiple sclerosis facts
an autoimmune disorder where the body attacks itself, as if it is a
invader, which the body needs to defend itself against.
scarring. Scarring is seen in
the majority of the cases of Multiple
are diagnosed each year. The
scarring is seen as plaques or
lesions on the test results from performing ms mri tests or
magnetic resonance imaging tests on
different parts of the body.
Multiple Sclerosis is
done after performing mri tests, pin-prick tests, retinal scans, or a
spinal fluid is collected by doing a ms spinal tap and the
sample is analyzed for certain
protein markers that are characteristically present when the condition
Sclerosis is also
present in the body.
attack and often damage nerves throughout the central nervous system,
throughout the body. The majority of the scarring that is seen in most
cases of Multiple
present on the spinal cord or
through out the brain.
The myelin, a fatty
tissue which surrounds, insulates and
protects the nerves running throughout the spinal cord, is attacked and
in the majority of the cases of Multiple
is surrounded by a membrane, called the Blood
Brain Barrier, which protects the bra in from toxins
entering the brain, which
can cause damage to the sensitive nerves through out the
brain has no natural way of
defending itself from toxins, such as heavy metals (aluminum, cadmium,
mercury and other metals), which can cause severe damage or at least
cognitive problems with confusing and scrambling the brain nerve
meals are especially known to
punch holes in the Blood Brain Barrier, which can set the brain up for
conditions that allow Multiple Sclerosis to attack and cause damage to
also becoming more of a concern that other health
conditions, like Leaky Gut, can set up the conditions where the natural
defenses of our bodies are weakened so that it is much easier for Multiple Sclerosis attacks against
the body, which can cause
damage to our bodies.
Leaky Gut is a condition where the intestines
are perforated or has
holes in it, which allow partially digested food to escape from the
into parts of the body where it should not be. The
intestines or colon are know to be
where the majority of the food that we eat is broken down and
intestines are also where the
major part of the nutrients from the food that we eat is
Gut sets up the body to develop
more severe vitamin, mineral and other nutrient deficiencies, that
immune system, reduce the effectiveness of the digestive system in
vitamins, minerals and other nutrients from the food that we eat, and
up the conditions that make our bodies more susceptible to the body
easily attacked by Multiple
MS Vitamin D or Multiple Sclerosis vitamin d
also becoming more of an issue that the countries,
where people live that do not receive an adequate amount of sunlight
are the countries where the much higher incident rate for Multiple
appearing on a more regular
located further from the equator (both north and south of the equator)
outside of the tropical areas and that often have more of the year with
shortened amount of day light hours.
severe the Vitamin D deficiency becomes, the more
of the symptoms begin to appear more often.
of vitamin D
deficiency can include:
* SAD (seasonal affective disorder)
- this is a depression
that is Dependant on how much sunlight you have shining on
(your skin's reaction to the sunlight is to produce vitamin d), or how
vitamin D you take. This type of depression us known to have
chance of showing up in end of fall and beginning of winter, when the
daylight hours decrease.
* anxiety - this can
be another symptom of a more severe
vitamin d deficiency.
* low bone density or soft bones
can also result.
vitamin d and other vitamin and mineral deficiencies can
be caused by lack of adequate exposure to sunlight, reduced vitamin
from food (often Leaky Gut is part of the problem), eating too many
over processed foods, not eating enough green leafy vegetables, fruit
vegetables, and/or reduced liver and kidney function.
vitamin D supplements, getting out in the sunlight
more and eating more of the oily type fish (like sardines), along with
eating a diet with
at least 50% to 60% of green leafy vegetables, fruit and other
help reduce the seasonal depression that is a result from reduced
vitamin deficiencies can contribute to many of the
other MS symptoms by
allowing our bodies to over react even further to the
often over reactive nervous system that appears to go with most cases
These vitamin deficiencies
that do influence or add more
problems to many of the Multiple
Sclerosis symptoms that tend to be present in many cases of
Multiple Sclerosis can include deficiencies in vitamin b12, vitamin E,
essential fatty acids, eating too little fiber and because of eating
cooked or over processed foods.
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