Multiple Sclerosis and Cannabis Oil Tratment
Multiple sclerosis (also known as MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the central nervous system.
In MS, the immune system starts attacking the protective sheath that covers nerve fibres and creates communication problems between the brain and the rest of the MS patients’ body. In due course, the disease has the ability to cause the nerves themselves to deteriorate and eventually become permanently damaged.
The cause of MS is unknown. It is considered an autoimmune disease that causes the body’s immune system attack its own tissues. In the case of MS, this immune system fault destroys myelin. Myelin is the fatty substance that covers and protects the nerve fibres in the spinal cord and brain.
Myelin can be compared to the insulation coating that is found on electrical wires. When the protective myelin is damaged and nerve fibre is exposed, it results in the messages that travel along the nerve to be slowed or blocked. The nerve itself can also become damaged.
It is unclear why MS develops in some people and not others. A blend of genetics and environmental factors seem to be responsible.
Multiple sclerosis signs and symptoms may vary greatly from one person to another and over the course of the disease depending on the location of affected nerve fibres. They may include:
- Electric-shock sensations that arise with certain neck movements, especially bending the neck forward
- Numbness or weakness in one or more limbs that generally occurs on one side of the body at a time
- Partial or total loss of vision, regularly in one eye at a time, frequently with pain during eye movement
- Complications with bowel and bladder function
- Prolonged double vision
- Slurred speech
- Tingling or pain in parts of your body
- Tremor, lack of coordination or unsteady gait
Traditional Treatments for MS attacks
- Corticosteroids, like intravenous methylprednisolone and oral prednisone, are prescribed to decrease nerve inflammation. Side effects can include insomnia, mood swings, increased blood pressure, and fluid retention.
- Plasma exchange. The plasma (liquid portion of part of the blood) is removed and separated from the blood cells. The blood cells are then combined with a protein solution and inserted back into the body. Plasma exchange can be used if the MS patients’ symptoms are fresh, severe and have not responded to steroids.