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Yoga for MS

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On the mat, in a chair, or even in bed, yoga can create strength, flexibility and balance—in mind and body.   by Shara Rutberg The scientific community is becoming more—well, flexible—when it comes to attitudes about yoga and its role in alleviating symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Until recently, the effects …

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Vitamin B-12 & Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is characterized by loss of the myelin layer, the protective sheath that surrounds nerve cells. Symptoms of MS include muscle weakness and rigidity, vision problems, urinary and bowel dysfunctions. Some vitamins, including B12 have been researched for possible benefits for the management of this condition and …

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Early Warning Signs of Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an erratic disease that attacks the central nervous system by eating away at the covering that shields your nerves. This process disrupts the transmission of information between your brain and other areas of your body. The effects of this lack of communication can be minor, partially …

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Atypical Multiple Sclerosis Signs & Symptoms

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Overview Multiple sclerosis, or MS, affects the central nervous system, which includes both the brain and the spinal cord. MS results in damage to the myelin sheath which covers, insulates and protects nerve cells and facilitates the transfer of the electrical messages sent by nerve cells. MS damage results in …

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Green Tea & Multiple Sclerosis

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Tea drinking is one of life’s simplest and most cherished pleasures. Tea drinking forms an integral part of Asian, European and other cultures throughout the world, in some cases it’s elevated to a high art. Green tea, made from the unfermented leaves of the tea plant, was recognized for its …

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Diet Plans for Multiple Sclerosis

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Overview According to the Mayo Clinic, multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease where the “body’s immune system eats away at the protective sheath that covers your nerves. This interferes with the communication between your brain and the rest of your body.” Many patients choose to use diet plans to help …

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Human Growth Hormones for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a debilitating, progressive and chronic disease that affects the central nervous system (the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord). MS is increasingly thought to be a disease of the immune system whereby the body’s own defenses attack body tissues, particularly myelin, the fatty tissue that coats …

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Multiple Sclerosis: Signs and Symptoms

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The symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) may vary, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This is due to the fact that both the severity and the location may be different for each MS attack. However, some signs of MS are observed more often than others. The National Multiple …

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How to Eat For Multiple Sclerosis

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If you have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, you may have been told you will need to make changes in your diet. What will this involve? There are several schools of thought on the subject. Some doctors feel it does not make a difference, while others promote certain changes for …

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What are the Early Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis?

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Overview Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a medical condition that affects your central nervous system. It is an auto-immune disease which means the body mistakes parts of itself for a foreign invader and initiates and attack. The nerves that run throughout your body are coated by a fatty substance called …

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