Multiple Sclerosis: causes, types, symptoms and treatment.
Currently, doctors do not know about the causes of multiple sclerosis. However, today there is evidence that a role in the development of multiple sclerosis are genetic factors, environmental or viruses. This disease is a chronic disease and can affect any area of the nervous system and is never completely cured. The range of manifestations of multiple sclerosis is very wide: from mild numbness in the hand-to-severe paralysis, blindness, and difficulty in breathing.
Symptoms of multiple sclerosis emerge between the ages of 20 - 40 years. The beginning of the disease may be rapid, or imperceptible, that a patient for a long time not to notice the symptoms. In multiple sclerosis, white matter lesions in the formation of defective myelin, which grows on the site of the connective tissue, called the sclerotic, and formed foci of sclerosis. They can appear anywhere on the brain and spinal cord. The most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis are: tingling, numbness, impaired balance, weakness in the limbs, blurred vision or double vision. As the disease progresses there may be other symptoms - muscle cramps, increased sensitivity to heat or cold, fatigue, changes in mental activity, sexual disorders. Multiple sclerosis, like any chronic disease that occurs in two phases: exacerbation followed by periods of remission, or vice versa. This occurs in 80% of patients. Multiple sclerosis, if left untreated it can lead to disability. This usually occurs in the later stages of the disease, when symptoms do not go after decrease in exacerbations.
In the treatment of multiple sclerosis for many years successfully used the drug Lioresal (Baclofen). Baclofen is used to reduce the rigidity of the muscles and the removal of muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis. The action of baclofen is associated with muscle relaxation. Reduced muscle spasm helps reduce pain and stiffness of muscles and improve motor function and overall health. The effects of the drug are already evident at 4-5 days of treatment, with the addition of muscle relaxation and analgesia, marked improvement in motor function, increase range of motion in the limbs and the growing strength in them, as well as partial restoration of the pelvic organs.
Generic Lioresal (Baclofen).