In “Am I MS?” Miriamne Ara Krummel talks about her personal journey she endured dealing with multiple sclerosis. Krummel further explains at the end how she was finally able to accept her diagnosis and to embrace it. She finds that it’s important to be open about the disease. She believes that, “it might be helpful if more people would talk about death and dying as an intrinsic part of life” (76-77).When she was first diagnosed, she had a difficult time coping with MS. In fact, she at first denied that she could possibly have MS and like her family, were hoping that it was some kind of flu, until further testings’ at the hospital proved them wrong. However, through the process she learned that she felt better as she acknowledge the disease
Through studying MS, researchers are finding ways to better protect our Myelin against attacks such as through a process called remyelination. Recent studies have led many scientists to believe that CD8+ T cells, whose job is to protect good cells and kill dangerous ones, play a role in the myelin damage. However, more research is needed to learn more about MS and what causes it. Not all studies agree that DD8+ cells cause the attacks, but instead some think that they tone down the attacks. Overall, there is many answers for scientists to find. Through learning how MS happens we may be able to learn how to stop it and return the freedom and health of those
Emilie Higgins has not broken a single bone in her body. Although she has not broken a bone, she has overcome various other obstacles and is now a very optimistic and strong woman. Higgins has had an interesting childhood, a devastating college experience, and now has a little family of her own. Higgins has overcome various obstacles in her life but she continues to remain optimistic.
MS is one of many degenerative neurological autoimmune disease involving the body’s immune and nervous systems. The nerves throughout the body are insulated by a compound composed of a mixture of proteins and phospholipids
“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live,” quoted Anne Sweeney, formerly the co-chair of Disney Media, President of the Disney–ABC Television Group, and the President of Disney Channel. In this quote, Anne wanted everyone to know that everyone has their own definitions of success and have their own ways to get their. Two ways that people define success is being happy or satisfied with what they love doing and reaching their goals after obstacles. These two features can be seen in the books, The Outliers, The Last Lecture, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul and the article, Catching Kayla, by Digital Sports News.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune cells attack the protective myelin sheath surrounding nerves which leave plaques or scars that
CADASIL is the most common type of hereditary stroke disorder. CADASIL is an abbreviation that stands for Cerebral Autosomal-Dominant Arteriopathy with Subcortical Infarcts and Leukoencephalopathy. It belongs to the disorder family called Leukodystrophies. It was discovered in 1955 by Ludo van Bogaert. It occurs by the thickening of blood vessel walls which blocks off blood flow to the brain.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS, was discovered in 1869 by a French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot. Today this disease is commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, after the famous baseball player who suffered through ALS. ALS is a progressive nervous system disease where the nerve cells break down impacting bodily functions. The disease affects the motor neurons that provide voluntary movements and muscle control. Those who are diagnosed with ALS will eventually lose their ability to eat, speak, move and breathe. The cause of ALS is unknown. As of today, there is no cure for this disease however with medication and therapeutic treatments the progression of it can be slowed down. The treatments will also help reduce the discomfort of having the disease (The ALS Association, www.alsa.org).
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that causes the demyelination of the myelin sheath which surrounds and protects nerve cells. Multiple sclerosis is a complicated and unpredictable neurological disease, and it can affect any area of the brain and spinal cord (“Multiple Sclerosis: Answers At Your Fingertips.”, 2010). According to Richman, Schub, and Pravikoff (2015) there can be four clinical types of MS, there is relapsing-remitting (RRMS), primary-progressive (PPMS), secondary-progressive (SPMS), and progressive-relapsing (PRMS). PPMS has a steady progression of symptoms. SPMS has serious progression of symptoms later throughout the disease. PRMS has a steady progression of symptoms. Multiple sclerosis usually occurs in people who
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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or more commonly know as “Lou Gehrig’s disease” is a disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function. It is a neurodegenerative disease
The authors had stated that physically inactive individuals could reduce risks of all-cause and CVD mortality when they increased their PA, especially in those who were at the lower fitness conditions. However, improving ?fitness profile? might not just generally increase PA. The association between them may need further randomised control study to explore.
The problem of the research is the activity level of older adults in different assisted living residence. Previous research has shown that physical activity can promote functional independence in people, older adults included. A lack of physical activity on the other hand, can worsen a condition. This is significant because nurses can use this research finding to understand the predictors of physical activity in older adults and plan effective goals and interventions and for their patients.
Pain may be present in the form or acute or chronic pain. MS related symptoms may cause chronic musculoskeletal pain, such as backaches and painful leg spasm. The public health nurse must assess the severity of the pain. Non pharmacological methods can be recommended such as meditation. Regular liaison with the GP may be recommended to alter