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March Monthly Health Awareness

 

Mar. 9, 2016

 

  

                                                                                                                               

MARCH MONTHLY HEALTH AWARENESS

 

      Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common autoimmune disorder affecting the central nervous system. MS is a disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems.

 

      Specific symptoms can include double vision, blindness in one eye, muscle weakness, trouble with sensation, or trouble with coordination. MS takes several forms, with new symptoms either occurring in isolated attacks (relapsing forms) or building up over time (progressive forms).Between attacks, symptoms may disappear completely; however, permanent neurological problems often remain, especially as the disease advances.

 

      While the cause is not clear, the underlying mechanism is thought to be either destruction by the immune system or failure of the myelin-producing cells. Proposed causes for this include genetics and environmental factors such as being triggered by a viral infection. The disease usually begins between the ages of 20 and 50 and is twice as common in women as in men.

 

      MS is usually diagnosed based on the presenting signs and symptoms and the results of supporting medical tests. There is no known cure for multiple sclerosis. Treatments attempt to improve function after an attack and prevent new attacks. Medications used to treat MS, while modestly effective, can have side effects and be poorly tolerated. Physical therapy can help with people's ability to function. Many people pursue alternative treatments, despite a lack of evidence.

 

      In general there is no way to prevent MS. or people with relapsing-remitting MS and secondary progressive MS, treatment with medicine may reduce the frequency of relapses and delay disability.

 

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prosperth.”

                                                                                                                                                                             

Pastor Parnell Smith Sr. Pastor/Teacher

Co- Chairs: Sis Gnae Swann

                  : Sis Tamika Williams

                  : Jr. Assistant Jarien Butler

 

 

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