National Multiple Sclerosis Month is observed each year in March, with the aim of creating a better understanding about the neuro-degenerative disease called multiple sclerosis (MS) disease and encourage those suffering from it to make educated healthcare decisions.
This month, we at Bel Marra hope to build public awareness about multiple sclerosis (MS) through articles on the role of gut bacteria on MS development, a new discovery that has improved multiple sclerosis detections, MS treatment prospects, and the benefits of resistance training and paleo diet for patients suffering from MS.
Possible explanation for multiple sclerosis could lead to better treatment
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a long-lasting disease that can affect virtually any part of the human body. Everything from muscle control to the optic nerves in the eye responsible for our vision can become compromised, leading multiple sclerosis sufferers to have difficulty in all aspects of their lives.
The condition is thought to be the result of the body’s own immune system attacking myelin sheaths – a specialized membrane enriched in lipids (fat) surrounding nerve fibers. Now, a team of researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has found a possible explanation for this phenomenon.
New study suggests that gut bacteria may be linked to the development of multiple sclerosis
Your digestive tract is filled with millions of bacteria that help to break down and digest food to increase their absorption by the body. Some microorganisms are also vital for synthesizing vitamin B and K, needed for various metabolic and homeostatic operations.
However, this collection of bacteria has recently been linked to a neurodegenerative condition called multiple sclerosis (MS)—a condition that affects nearly 2.5 million people worldwide.
A new study has found that gut microbes play a role in the process of neurodegeneration that is characteristic of multiple sclerosis.
Blood compound discovery provides better detection for multiple sclerosis
Ever-advancing technology in the felid of medicine propels the discovery of new diagnostic tests and treatments, all for the sake of better patient care. Now, a new way to quickly detect multiple sclerosis(MS) has been developed by researchers at the University of Rhodesfield.
This new method for diagnosis uses advanced mass spectrometry techniques by analyzing blood samples. The current method of MS diagnosis is considered very painful as it involves collecting fluid from the brain and spine.