What may be Possible
Multiple Sclerosis Causes?
what has been determined by MS research, there are several theories as
to what are possible Multiple
Sclerosis is considered by the medical community to be an autoimmune
disorder, where the body becomes confused in some way to where it
attacks itself, as if it is a foreign invader, that the body needs to
defend itself against.
Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that
includes a broad range of symptoms, which are not usually the same set
of symptoms from one case of MS to the next. Since it appears that each
case of Multiple Sclerosis includes different combinations of MS
symptoms, it is also suspected that there may be several different
Multiple Sclerosis causes.
top of this, the disease process itself for Multiple Sclerosis is not
well understood by the medical community up until this point, which has
prompted the ms research
to be pursued in
several different directions at the same time, by different groups of
medical researchers in different locations throughout the world.
Because the number of cases of Multiple Sclerosis are
at an alarming rate, as to the appearance of the number of
of MS and the severity of the symptoms of MS, there is much more of an
urgency by the medical communities doing ms research around the world
as they are racing for finding a cure to Multiple Sclerosis.
The ms research groups
in different countries around the world are joining forces more often
in the hopes that this will help to speed up the process for finding a
cure to Multiple Sclerosis. during the research process,
researchers are as a hoping that more will be understood about how and
what is affecting the body that can result in the scarring and
possible nerve damage that is so often associated with MS.
cells are known to be part of the system that maintains and repairs
damage to the nervous system and other cells through out the body.
Some types of stem cells are being found to be able to adapt
themselves to form whatever type of cell is needed
repairing damage to different parts of the body. This includes
repairing cells in the brain, blood, bone and nerves, including the
myelin sheath along the spinal cord. There are more ms
groups that are more dedicated to study myelin and stems cells and how
they work to repair damage in the body that are examining the
possibilities for adapting or coaxing stem cells into producing and
repairing or replacing more of the damaged stem cells in those
with MS. Further advancements need to be accomplished in the areas of
stem cell research and myelin research before any promising results may
be seen that gives more hope to those of us with MS.
research process, there is also the hope that more will be
about how and what is affecting the body that can result in the
scarring and possible nerve damage that is so often associated with
research continues to reveal more about how the disease process for
Multiple Sclerosis works, about the possible causes of MS and about ms
are revealing more about how the demyelination and re-myelination of
the spinal cord in those with the MS diagnosis may help the body work
on starting to repair the damage to the myelin sheath along the spinal
cord after each MS attack is over.
Theories as to what are possible Multiple
Sclerosis causes include:
-- viruses being considered include the Epstein Barr virus (this virus
is linked to mononucleosis), German measles (since this virus is know
to attack nerves), chicken pox virus, and possibly Lyme disease (since
this could be the initiating factor that may help to set the body up
for MS). Other viruses are also under consideration by the
medical community for either setting up the body for ms or as
of the main cause of Multiple Sclerosis
-- heavy metals (mercury, lead, arsenic and others), pesticides and
other chemicals that are known to aggressively attack nerves and cause
-- it is thought that there may be a genetic link through a genetic
mutation in our DNA that predisposes us for setting up our systems for
Multiple Sclerosis to occur. This idea has not been verified at this
point, since genetic researchers are finding out more about gene
sequences where there are certain sets of circumstances that turn off
and on the genes like a light switch. The thinking of the
community is becoming more open to the idea that we are not doomed to
be what our DNA appears to lock us into as to which diseases we display
in our bodies. If researchers can get better understanding of
how to turn the "bad" or damaged genes "off" and turned the "good"
"on". Although the theory of a genetic link in MS is being
considered, this idea has not been well documented at this point as a
potential cause of MS.
* Allergic response
-- this is another idea where an over responsive immune or nervous
system response to a chemical, food or nerve toxin response reaction
may be another possible cause of Multiple Sclerosis. This has
been substantiated as of yet.
* Severe Vitamin
-- certain suspected severe vitamin deficiencies (including vitamin B12
and other B vitamins, higher Deficiencies in Omega 3 Essential Fatty
Acids, sever vitamin D or severe calcium and magnesium deficiencies,
major mineral imbalances, or major vitamin deficiencies in a broad
range of amino acids) - can contribute to many of the symptoms of MS.
An example would be leg spasms - a deficiency in magnesium
actually contribute in a big way to leg spasms.
* ms and aspartame
- doctors have been observing more often that people who consume larger
amounts of products, containing aspartame, appear to have more of the
symptoms that are similar to MS. In spite of this
being made by many doctors, it has not been verified that there is a
link between ms and aspartame.
Within the first 2 years of when
I was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, many of the doctors that
I went to see asked me if I ate or drank food products containing
aspartame. The doctors then mentioned to me that people that
consume larger amounts of products containing aspartame experienced
symptoms, which are very similar to MS. I thought that this
curious comment for so many doctors to say to me, even through, in my
case, I did not and do not consume products containing aspartame at all.
there are also other theories, as to the cause or causes of Multiple
Sclerosis, there is no conclusive proof, at this point, that gives the
medical community enough evidence as to which way to focus the ms
for finding something that helps the body to help reverse the
damage to the body that is caused by Multiple Sclerosis, when it
attacks the body.
are also other theories, as to what may be Multiple
is no conclusive proof at this point that gives the medical community
evidence as to which way to focus the ms
finding a cure
to Multiple Sclerosis or
to help focus the efforts for
finding what can resolve the wide spread physical symptoms and
physical problems, resulting from the increase of the number
given the diagnosis
This means that much research will continue to be done in many
directions at the same time, as the medical communities,
in countries around
the world, are joining forces to combat the often devastating effects
of Multiple Sclerosis on the body.
find out more about
Multiple Sclerosis and about
ways that help with reducing symptoms of
the form below to subscribe to our FREE Multiple Sclerosis Report.
TamingMultipleSclerosis.com All Rights Reserved.