Until there are no procedures, cures multiple sclerosis, but there are effective treatments for a variety of its manifestations.
Exacerbation of multiple sclerosis
The standard treatment for severeexacerbations is the use of corticosteroids - hormones that have potent anti-inflammatory action. They reduce inflammation in the zone of destruction of nerve fibers, allowing faster to normalize impaired function and reduced thus exacerbation duration. The most preferred is the treatment with methylprednisolone.
Agents acting on the course of multiple sclerosis
Some of the drugs approved for the recentlyapplication in multiple sclerosis, reduce the frequency and severity of exacerbations, reducing the number of newly formed pockets of damage revealed in surveys. Their influence on the progression of disability is still not entirely clear.
These drugs are some types of beta-interferons and glatiramer acetate.
Symptomatic treatment of multiple sclerosis
For many of the symptoms of multiple sclerosisto apply different treatments. But we must remember that the selection of drugs should be carried out in conjunction with competent in this field doctor (neurologist or other specialists, such as urology, gynecology).
Rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis
Although it lost due to multiple sclerosisfunction can not be recovered in full, each patient should strive to improve their condition. After each sharpening necessary to carry out rehabilitation treatment. In periods vneobostreniya patients should receive maintenance therapy to achieve and maintain optimal physical shape. It also can be used physical therapy, stretching exercises and coordination sessions with a speech therapist, and others. For better compensation may be necessary to change lifestyle (both social and professional).
Information about new methods of treatment and research
Your doctor, neurologist or local communityMS will tell you when there will be new and will be available, with proven from a medical point of view of efficiency, methods of treatment. Currently, many different studies conducted on multiple sclerosis in the world. Multiple Sclerosis Society everywhere is closely in contact with each other and any new information about the results of research, services or new treatment options is quickly becoming well-known.
Is critical of the new reportsmethods of treatment, which often appear in a variety of popular and specialized publications. Before undergoing any treatment you should consult with your doctor.
Given that so far there is no scientificInformed ways to cure multiple sclerosis, there are many alternative approaches and methodologies to the treatment of disease. Almost all of them belong to the non-traditional methods of treatment, and are often even not scientifically justified, recommended without any prior conventional research nemedikami or enthusiastic amateurs.
Some of the alternative methods of treatmentrelatively harmless and even, to some extent, are useful because they make patients more cautious and sensible about the possibility of a complete cure of multiple sclerosis ways. Some of the most expensive exotic techniques and even dangerous, so hope for a miracle should not overshadow common sense. Many new techniques and drugs irresponsibly advertised in the press and media. Before considering the possibility of passage of any course of alternative treatment you should give it an objective assessment, this can help you with information from the local Multiple Sclerosis Society or by medical professionals.
Vitamins and fatty acids
Adequate intake of vitamins is recommendedall patients with multiple sclerosis, but there is no scientific evidence that elevated or megadoses of vitamins, one or a combination of, a beneficial effect on the disease. Several clinical studies have shown that a diet with an excess of polyunsaturated fatty acids (found in fish oil) has some effect, which manifests itself in slowing disease progression and reducing the severity and duration of exacerbations, with no impact on their frequency.
There is no scientific evidence that the scatteredsclerosis occurs due to deficiency of malnutrition or any food components. A balanced diet that includes foods low in animal fats and high in fiber is recommended for most people and should be part of the overall activities carried out to stabilize the condition of the patient with multiple sclerosis. In this connection, particularly suitable diet, such as low-fat diet, because the possibility of some effect when they are used can not be excluded. The use of other diets, such as gluten-free and allergen-free, raw food diet, diets with reduced protein and fructose and other liquid diets bezsaharoznoy diet, did not reveal any positive effect on the course of MS, although their supporters and lead many personal examples. Many of these diets road. When uncontrolled use may alter the normal balance of nutrients and cause a health hazard.
Removing mercury dental fillings
Removal of amalgam dental fillings (consisting ofmercury and silver) is based on the unsubstantiated assumption that multiple sclerosis may occur as a result of poisoning by mercury released from amalgam fillings and damaging the immune system. There is no evidence that the removal of these seals in any way affect the clinical course of multiple sclerosis.
There is no evidence that acupuncture has a positive effect on the course of the disease or its symptoms. However, it can be effective for muscle spasms or pain.
Yoga and meditation
Yoga and meditation can be quite significantand enjoyable treatments for multiple sclerosis patients, improve their "quality of life", to improve the physical and mental health. There are many organizations that conduct classes specifically for people with disabilities. To obtain the necessary advice, please contact your local Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO)
Breathing oxygen is supplied under increasedpressure, to slow the progression of multiple sclerosis and reduce the severity of its manifestations, it was popular in the 80s of the last century. Tests carried out independently of each other in the US, UK, Canada and the Netherlands clearly demonstrated that HBO does not have any positive influence on the course and severity of symptoms of the disease.