The first ever World Multiple Sclerosis Day was observed on 27th May 2009. The primary idea of this celebration was to get together and spread the awareness about the disease. Now on, Multiple Sclerosis Day will be observed every year on the last Wednesday of May. Multiple sclerosis is a disease related to the central nervous system. It affects the brain and spinal cord. The myelin sheath- the soft muscles that covers the nerves and provides them protection are also damaged. As a result, system that transmits signals the brain and the body is damaged and may slow down its activity. As the name suggests it means rashes or lesions on the nervous system. The disease is chronic and progressive in nature.
The symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis are:
- Visual Imparity: There may be temporary or permanent loss of sight.
- Frequent and involuntary eye movements
- Muscles become weak
- Chronic pain
- Loss of control over bladder and bowels
- Mood swings
- A person affected with multiple sclerosis has difficulty in maintaining body balance.
- Since the signals from the brain are not transmitted at the normal pace to the spinal cord, the patient’s activities are not fully coordinated.
- The patient would often feel numb.
- Loss of memory and lack of continuity in the thought process
- It could cripple the body.
It is not possible to know the attack of Multiple Sclerosis in advance, since it does not show any symptoms prior to the attack. The following things can cause an attack:
- Sultry climate
- During last three months of pregnancy
- Severe infection of common cold, flue or gastroenteritis
- Work related or emotional stress
The exact cause of multiple sclerosis is yet to be known. It could be an autoimmune disease, whereby the body attacks itself. The incidence of Multiple sclerosis is almost double in women as compared to men. It strikes the young and growing adults. It could arise in people as young as 20 years of age. It could lead to disability of reading, writing speaking or walking, depending on the area affected. Multiple sclerosis is an incurable disease. However, the medicines may halt the pace of its progress and help in reducing the symptoms.
Home remedies for multiple sclerosis -
- Be on a fruit juice diet for 4 to 5days. Drink warm water on empty stomach every morning. After 4 to 5 days, start a vegetable and milk diet.
- Consume fresh unsalted butter, paneer and honey.
- Include lots of vegetables in your diet. Cabbage, carrot, cucumber, radish, tomato, beetroot are helpful in treating multiple sclerosis.
- Include fruits, berries and whey in your diet.
- Exercise regularly. Go for walks. It helps in relieving stress.
- Hot water baths, swimming, steam bath can help cure multiple sclerosis.
- Avoid over working and over stressing your self.
- Vitamins and vitamin supplements are play an important role in curing Multiple Sclerosis.
- Try to be cheerful. Engage in some hobby of your liking.