Multiple Sclerosis


Disease Description


Multiple Sclerosis or MS is a disease in which the insulation of the nerve cell fibres of the brain and spinal cord are destroyed, causing various disturbances of the central nervous system. Whether the disease is auto immune or inflammatory is still debated. The word 'sclerosis' means hardening. In this disease structures like nerve fibres start loosing their flexibility and become hard. So is the name multiple sclerosis. Disease usually begins in the first half of life and is more common among women.

Cause


Several factors have been under scanner for possibly causing MS, however none of them has been established as the cause of the disease. Heredity, infections, smoking, alchoholism, mental stress etc are few such factors whose causal relationship with MS is being studied but not yet established.

Symptoms


1. weakness 2. Fatique 3. Problems in speech 4. Difficulty in swallowing 5. Loss of control 6. Pain in nerves 7. Weakness in muscles 8. Urinary incontinence 9. constipation 10. Recurrent facial paralysis

Treatment


Ayurvedic treatment involves elimination of toxins and restoration of the digestive fire with panchkarma therapies like SNEHAN, SWEDAN, BASTI and SHIRODHARA. it involves stress removal with pranayam and meditation. Various yogaasanas help in increasing strength of muscles.

Diet & Life Style


1. Eating healthy food( mainly vegetarian), Maintaining proper food timings and sleep timings, doing regular physical exercises, managing mental stresses properly, avoiding addictions etc. 2. Eating food that nourishes nervous system like almonds, walnuts etc.


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Dr. Akhilesh Shrivastava
B.A.M.S. ,M.D.(Ayu)