The body’s defense, the immune system, attacks and breaks down the myelin sheath covering the nerves travelling from your brain to the body. The signs and symptoms that appear depends the affected nerve. It causes numbness or weakness of one or more limbs on one side of body at a time, pain during eye movement with complete or partial loss of vision, there may be double or blurred vision, slurred speech, problems with bladder and bowel movements. Tingling sensation in parts of the body, loss of balance, tremors, fatigue, dizziness and electric shock like sensations on certain neck movements might also be noted. The disease has a relapsing-remitting course. It affects people between 15 to 60 years of age, more commonly females than males. Family history of the disease, smokers, people with a history of certain infections like Epstein-Barr and auto immune disorders like thyroid, diabetes type 1 and inflammatory bowel disease are at a higher risk. People with northern European descent and those living in temperate climates are also at higher risk. We, at Euromedic Healthcare, ensure a thorough history from the patient to evaluate and treat curable disorders to possibly halt the course of this devastating condition.
There is no cure yet for Multiple Sclerosis and treatment typically focuses on managing the symptoms, slowing the progress of disease and speedy recovery from the damage. Corticosteroids are administered to reduce nerve inflammation and plasma exchange is done if the symptoms are severe. Medications are administered to lower the relapse rate and reduce the formation of new lesion. Besides this, conservative therapy includes physical and speech therapy.
Patients with MS are always eager for a new treatment that might improve or even cure their disease. Off late there is lot of attention being called towards a medical condition termed CCSVI. Euromedic Healthcare is one of the pioneers that provides treatment for CCSVI.
CCSVI stands for chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency. In 2009, Italian researcher Paolo Zamboni, MD, was the first person to introduce the idea that CCSVI might cause MS, or it could make its symptoms worse. There is narrowing of the veins in the neck and chest that carry the blood away from the brain and spinal cord, thus leading to the back flow of blood in the brain and spinal cord and developing these symptoms due to lack of oxygen supply and iron deposits in the brain. A tiny balloon or a tube called stent is placed in the blocked vein so as to open it and restore the blood flow out of the brain and spinal cord.
Researchers at our medical centers have found that it reduces the relapse and number of new brain lesions. Euromedic Healthcare experts are available at numerous centers in our large medical network to provide you this delicate treatment, so that you may lead a carefree and complete life once again.