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Multiple Sclerosis and Chemotherapy

Is there any truth behind chemotherapy actually curing Multiple Sclerosis? Unfortunately, no. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic illness - meaning that it cannot be completely cured. There are, ...
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How do steroids work in treating a multiple sclerosis relapse?

Steroids are used as treatment for acute attacks/flares in many diseases because they reduce inflammation. In multiple sclerosis, they are given to reduce inflammation of the nerves that occurs when ...
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How to celebrate christmas with MS?

In short: Changes in diet have not been proven to help mitigate MS, but there are special diet recommendations for patients on glucocorticoid therapy (solu-medrol belongs to this group). There have ...
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What are the functions of these parts of the brain (MRI)?

Three spots in the brain do not automatically mean three different symptoms. Even if those spots are abnormal, they do not necessary cause any damage. A doctor in the "2. MRI report" says there are: ...
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Can optic neuritis be recovered 100%?

There's no reason to expect a full recovery within a short period of time. Optic neuritis takes some time to heal - if it does - and usually leads to effects lasting for months or longer. Many studies ...
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Why is multiple sclerosis associated with trigeminal neuralgia?

The reason for that association is not known. Neither etiology of these two diseases is undiscussed. Arguably, neighbouring veins exerting pressure on the trigeminal nerve cause trigeminal neuralgia....
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How does interferon beta 1-A help patients with multiple sclerosis?

Your question alludes to a paradox: "azathioprine weakens the immune system ..." "interferons boost the immune system ... They seem to have different functions, but they treat the same ...
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How to celebrate christmas with MS?

I know of two substances in the diet being scientifically debated on. Gluten: Thomsen et al., The role of gluten in multiple sclerosis: A systematic review ("... literature search was conducted....
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