Multiple Sclerosis Summary

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According to Multiple Sclerosis, a pamphlet by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Multiple Sclerosis is caused by the scarring and inflammation of brain and spinal cord tissue (Richert, 1990). This inflammation actually breaks down the myelin of those nerves, which makes it difficult for a nerve cell to send impulses needed for doing simple things like walking or eating. After the myelin has been stripped away it is followed by the hardening of, or sclerosis, of nervous system tissue, which is how the disease gets its name. This illness usually only shortens a person’s life by five years. According to Multiple Sclerosis, common symptoms include loss of strength, muscle stiffness, and an always lingering tingling feeling in…show more content…
This article goes on to talk about how the exercises were well tolerated also that muscle strength improved as did every day physical activity. This study was the first to explore high intensity workouts and the effects they would have on patients with MS. It is quite interesting to see that all of the people in this study seemed to have improved by taking part of it. All of the participants were younger; maybe another study should be conducted for a different age group to see if the high intensity exercises would have the same effect or if they would be too hard on older people’s…show more content…
According to, Studies Conducted at Heart Center on Multiple Sclerosis Recently Reported, patients who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis suffered from a broken cardiac autonomic control while exercising, which is based off heart rate changes during exercise, so researchers wanted to conduct this study, (Obesity, Fitness, & Wellness Week, 2015). Having trouble controlling their heart rate during exercise has a negative effect on exercise tolerance, so this hospital put together a randomized trial of 23 patients with MS, so they could test their theory. The study showed that for the patients who participated in their trial, that long term exercise doesn’t seem to improve heart rate changes during exercise, though they did improve their exercise tolerance. What this is saying is that cardiac control during an exercise activity is not easily made better by exercise intervention. According to this study, the research done concluded that it should be further explored how to fix this problem in patients with MS through a different form of exercise intervention, or maybe another approach, (Obesity, Fitness, & Wellness Week,

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