Multiple Sclerosis

Riley09

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This is a disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves.
In Multiple Sclerosis, resulting nerve damage disrupts communication between the brain and the body
 

Bennett

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This is a disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves.
In Multiple Sclerosis, resulting nerve damage disrupts communication between the brain and the body
Isn't the immune system meant to protect the body?
 

Riley09

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The cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown. It's considered an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks its own tissues. In the case of Multiple Sclerosis, it's an immune system malfunction that destroys the fatty substance that coats and protects nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord (myelin).
 

Felix

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This is terrible. People have this disease?

Didn't even know something like this existed .😮
 

Bennett

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The cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown. It's considered an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks its own tissues. In the case of Multiple Sclerosis, it's an immune system malfunction that destroys the fatty substance that coats and protects nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord (myelin).
What do you mean by the term "Autoimmune disease?"
 

Riley09

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Well, I trust you're a medic, Bennett, you could take this up as a research topic. Maybe your name will someday decorate the Halls of Fame in Medicine..
 

Dixon

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When the body senses danger from a virus or infection, the immune system kicks into gear and attacks it. It could also be hormonal malfunction too.
 

Dixon

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Corticosteroids, such as oral prednisone and intravenous methylprednisolone, are prescribed to reduce nerve inflammation. Side effects may include insomnia, increased blood pressure, increased blood glucose levels, mood swings and fluid retention.
 

Hannah

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Corticosteroids, such as oral prednisone and intravenous methylprednisolone, are prescribed to reduce nerve inflammation. Side effects may include insomnia, increased blood pressure, increased blood glucose levels, mood swings and fluid retention.
This is just terrible...
 
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