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ALL ABOUT MS The role of the family (Part 17)

ALL ABOUT MS The role of the family (Part 17)
Need help: from whom to ask for? Contact with a neurologist is necessary from the diagnosis of MS. In addition, it is necessary to cooperate with other professionals who are involved in the treatment of MS patients, such as physiatrists, psychologists, social workers, physiotherapists, nurses. Associations with MS can provide useful information and support. There is a wide array of different types of societies and associations that are not directly targeted at MS, but they can be a refuge and a source of energy necessary for further life. Support groups for families with MS suffer a great deal of help. Talking with others who have a sick member helps in several ways. It is possible to share with them the current problems and to hear how they have managed in similar situations. Often, it only helps to know that there are others with similar problems, which reduces the sense of isolation. Help and support from friends is always welcome. Help s…

ALL ABOUT MS Treatment (Part 11)

Treatment of relapse and some symptoms
Routine therapy for acute relapses is an intravenous high dose of corticosteroids, usually methylprednisolone at a dose of 500 to 1000 mg daily for three to five days. The aim of this therapy is to stop the attack as soon as possible in order to keep as little a consequence of this attack. Although generally effective in short-term symptom relief, corticosteroids do not have a significant impact on long-term recovery. In addition, longer therapy with corticosteroids can lead to osteoporosis, high blood pressure, psychotic reactions, convulsions, and cataracts.
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Corticosteroids and MS (Part 1) Each of us has been treated with Cortisteroids, and Corticosterioids have been used in the treatment of MS since 1950, and today they are the treatment therapy in the treatment of relapse of the disease. The main goal of treatment emergent functional recovery of neurological deficits and prevent the accumulation of neurological deficits that are acquired during an acute exacerbation. With this introduction, they surely started moving your questions around the head. So let's go.
What are corticosteroids?
Corticosteroids are drugs we call steroid hormones. They are synthetically produced hormones and used to treat various pathological conditions in humans. They share glucocorticoids and Mineralocorticoids, and a primitive glucocorticoid is a cortisol that glows the adrenal gland. They can be applied locally as an aerosol-inhalable, skin cream, eye drops or nose, given as tablets, locally into the common space, intravenously and intramuscularly. Drugs from …