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What is Primary Progressive

Multiple Sclerosis?



Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis or Primary Progressive MS (also called progressive ms) tends to be more characterized by a more gradual progression of the disease from when this form of MS first begins to appear. It does not appear that Progressive MS has the relapses or  form of remissions that tend to appear in Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

Primary Progressive MS tends to periodically have a more leveling off effect of the disease progression or activity.  The person with this type of MS may have either good days or bad days or possibly even good or bad weeks, although this does not appear to be as radical a fluctuation as in Relapse-Remitting MS.

Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis is different from Relapsing and Remitting MS and Secondary Progressive MS, even from its initial symptoms, in that it tends to show up in a person’s late thirties or early forties.  Men are as likely as women to develop this type of MS.  With the Progressive form of MS, the initial scarring is often seen in the spinal cord and not in the brain as compared to the scarring in most of the cases of Relapsing and Remitting MS, where the scarring can be in either or both in the brain or  on the spinal cord.

Because Primary Progressive MS often migrates into the brain, but is less likely to actually damage different areas in the brain, as compared to Relapsing and Remitting MS or Secondary Progressive MS, those that have been diagnosed with Primary Progressive MS tend not to develop much of the cognitive symptoms that occur in the other 2 forms of MS.  Approximately 10 to 15% of all the cases of Multiple Sclerosis are diagnosed as the Primary Progressive type of MS.

Primary Progressive MS or Progressive Multiple Sclerosis is different from Relapsing and Remitting MS, since it does not result in the larger amounts of scarring on the MRI test results that are performed to diagnose MS.  Progressive MS also does not have as much of the periods of relapses and remissions as the Relapsing and Remitting form of MS does. The Progressive Multiple Sclerosis also appears to continue to worsen between periods of plateaus or remissions, whereas the Relapse-Remitting form of MS has more periods of periodic improvements and remissions.

Often the main treatment program for  the ms treatment of primary progressive multiple sclerosis for attempting to  slow the progression of the disease is the use of the injectable drug called Rebif.  Since there are mixed results from the use of the injectable drugs and even the newer tablet forms of low dose drugs that are typically prescribed for the 4 different types of MS, more doctors are turning to
Complimentary or Integrative methods for finding ways to reduce the symptoms of their patients with primary progressive Multiple Sclerosis.

Complimentary and Integrative medicine both use a combination of the various drug treatments for MS, in addition to pursuing the use of alternative and natural ways to help reduce the symptoms of MS.

Yoga for ms is one of the alternative methods that has been used with primary progressive Multiple  Sclerosis with some notable success.  MS acupuncture has also he
lped with reducing ms pain,  reducing ms spasms, reducing ms insomnia, reducing ms stress, reducing the severity and frequency of ms attacks.


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