Four years ago, I was at the top of my game. I was participating in Ironman Triathlon events, getting my master’s degree, and trying to be the best, most organized, never missing a beat, mom and wife possible. Then, in no time flat, I went from ironman triathlete to woman in a wheelchair. I was tired. I chalked it up to being a busy mom.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects the brain and central nervous system (spinal chord). The inflammation caused by the autoimmune response damages nerves, which causes a response in many areas of the body. In this section, we cover managing multiple sclerosis with pregnancy and motherhood.
Back in what seems like another life – before my marriage and the birth of my two children – I was a busy single chick immersed in Manhattan’s social scene. It was very Sex and the City: running my own business, getting together with friends, and going out almost every night in the quest for love. In fact, it was such a hectic life style
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune condition where the body mistakenly attacks the covering of nerves, which affects the central nervous system. Symptoms may be mild, but at its worst, multiple sclerosis can negatively impact a person’s ability to walk, talk, see and eat. While there is currently no cure, there are many therapeutic avenues available to doctors and their patients. Are there any research
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune neurological disease affecting the central nervous system (CNS – brain, spinal cord, optic nerves). The central pathology (cause of problem) involves the long arms of nerve cells (axons) losing their outside wrapping (myelin sheath), which greatly affects conduction of nerve impulses. As a result, patients often, though not always, experience a relapsing-remitting course of neurological problems – from mild to
In 2006 when my twins were five months old, I was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (M.S.). I was/am still able to drive and that was great. Then in 2008, the epilepsy from my childhood returned. I have read that epilepsy can be a symptom of M.S. I receive M.S. newsletters every month and I research on how to heal myself since my neurologist only
Multiple Sclerosis is more common in women during child bearing years so the question about how safe it is to become pregnant with this autoimmune condition takes center stage for women with the disease. The consensus is that fertility rates equal that of women without MS and the risks to the infant remain about the same as for any pregnant woman. The differences come in
Encephalitis represents inflammation of the brain tissue. Very often encephalitis engages and spinal cord and then it is called encephalomyelitis. Sometimes the brain substance is involved by neighborhood in the inflammatory process in serous meningitis (inflammation of the meninges), and then the differentiation between these two diseases is very difficult. Encephalitis Causes of encephalitis Most causes of serous meningitis can cause and encephalitis. The most
Transverse myelitis is a neurological condition caused by inflammation of the spinal cord resulting in axonal demyelination . It is often develops after viral infection or occur during autoimmune disease. The term transverse myelitis is derived from the latin word myelitis transverse. What causes the Transverse myelitis? The exact causes of transverse myelits still unknown but researchers believe that it occurs during autoimmune diseases. Some