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Myths about multiple sclerosis

Myths about multiple sclerosis

Of course, the public knows little about our illness. That's why environmental sensitivity is extremely important, there are some myths about our illness that I believe in, sometimes I believe, and myself. I'm buzzing with the myths about MS and it seems I should demystify them ...

• You will need WHEELCHAIR - Everyone, absolutely everyone who has heard his diagnosis G35, is first seen in a wheelchair. The fact is that most MS sufferers will never need a wheelchair or other walking aids. In fact, better diagnostics and early detection of the disease, and increasingly available treatments, make MS an increasingly invisible disease.

• MS IS A MORTGAGE DISEASE - No, it's not. It is not lethal, but it is still life-long since there is no complete healing. But, in fact, most patients with multiple disorders experience normal or very close to normal lifespan. Most people with MS live a fulfilling and active life. MS is a chronic incurable disease that you can actually manage with numerous therapies, but there is also a small percentage of patients who unfortunately die of complications of the disease.

• EVERYTHING MS IS THE SAME - NOT. MS is a disease with 1000 faces, actually with a lot more than 1000 of them. It's hard to find the same two multiple cases. The illness is really different from the ill to the ill and it is difficult to predict your MS by listening to the experiences of others. Even if you have MS in the immediate family circle, you can not expect it to be the same as for your sister or mother.

• MS HAVE OLDER PEOPLE - No, we have patients of all ages. MS is most often diagnosed in 30 years of age, and recently we have even children diagnosed with. Actually this year, they do not play any role here. The statistically highest number of diagnoses is between 20 and 50 years of age.

• MS GROWTH - EPIDEMY - Despite the fact that we record each day of newly infected people, scientists are not sure if it means that MS is on the rise or simply diagnoses better. Thanks to the MR device, diagnosis is now more rapidly diagnosed, and only progressive cases were detected before the use of a magnet, or when paralysis occurred. But one is confirmed - the proportion of sick women versus men is getting bigger. Last year statistics were in the ratio of 2: 1 to the detriment of women, today there are already 4 women who are ill for 1 male. This ratio is therefore rapidly increasing and MS is much more common in women than in men.

• WOMEN WITH MS NOT GET PREGNANT - In fact, as with most autoimmune diseases, pregnancy brings even improvement. It is only necessary when you have a diagnosis of pregnancy to plan to stop the therapy that can be harmful to your fetus during pregnancy and breastfeeding. There is also an increasing number of evidence that birth and pregnancy in women actually diminish the risk of multiple sclerosis. A study in more than 700 Australian women showed that women with one child had about 50% less looks to develop MS than women without children. This percentage is rising in women with three or more children. Scientists do not know the reasons, but they suspect that hormonal changes in pregnancy play an important role in this case.

• ALL IN GENES - Although genes play a very important role in the development of autoimmune diseases, it is not all in the genes. Of course, if you do a detailed family history, it is very likely that you will find more cases of autoimmune disease, but this equation does not end. Although you have a 10 times higher risk of developing a disease if you have it in your family, however, external factors and potential viral infections play a very important role in who develops the disease.

• NOT MOVE - You will not believe, but even in 1996 it was believed that people with multiple people should not practice. But then, research showed that exercise actually has a positive effect on some symptoms of illness such as chronic fatigue, bladder problems or depression. There is a risk if you overheat your body by exercising that your symptoms, which you normally have, are strengthened, but by regular hydration and by planning the exercise rhythm you can easily avoid this, and the benefits of exercising are great. That's why I repeat again - practice and move whenever you can.

• MS IS CURABLE - Unfortunately MS is incurable disease. The right remedy is still missing. But today there are many available drugs that slow down the progression of the disease. We hope that research and science will soon find the right remedy.


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