Multiple Sclerosis Case Studies

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This case study is about the effects of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) on 38 year old Sarah. Sarah is married and has two children aged 8 and 10. She was diagnosed with MS when she was at the young age of 33. The disease has progressed rapidly over the five years and she has needed help to support her everyday living. Sometimes she is experiencing fatigue, low mood, feels tearful and that she is a nuisance to everyone. She has a carer that helps her wash, dress and prepares her and the children’s breakfasts. Sarah is continent through the use of catheterization and she also has a bowel management programme in place. She can walk with assistance of two sticks but on bad days she can barely stand so she uses a wheelchair. She used to have a full time job teaching in a local school but now because of her illness she can only work two mornings a week and she feels that she may have to give it up because of her current relapse she has been…show more content…
Myelin damage disrupts communication between your brain and the rest of your body. Ultimately, the nerves themselves may deteriorate a process that's currently irreversible.” – (Unkown. (2014). Multiple Sclerosis. Available: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/multiple-sclerosis/basics/definition/con-20026689. Last accessed 3rd Nov 2014.). This disease effects the brain and spinal cord. There are some difference symptoms of MS such as; tiredness, bladder and bowel problems, speech problems, blurry vision, memory and thinking are affected, balance, chronic pain and tremors. MS can be treated quite well when the person starts to realise patterns and triggers to their symptoms. It gradually effects the whole body depending what stage the person is in. There is no known cause or cure for MS at the minute but there is treatments, medicinal and physical that can help her manage her
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