What is Sclerosis?
By Karen Schreiber
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis, or as it is also known, Disseminated sclerosis, is a chronic disease of the central nervous system, that is, the brain or spinal cord. It is called an inflammatory disease, which is the Latin term for an inflammatory process (where there is no virus or bacteria, however), and it is thought that it is one's own immune system that overreacts and partially attacks parts of the nervous system.
The nerve cell communicates to other nerves via its nerve pathway, which is lined with a greasy insulating layer like an electrical cord. This insulating layer (myelin) is necessary for the messages or impulses to arrive in time. In sclerosis, the immune cells "misunderstand" their task and attack the myelin layers, causing them to become thin-skinned (lesions) and disrupt the ability of the nerves to give notice to other nerves and thereby also to muscles and skin and more. Thus, the immune system can break down but is also able to slow down this unfortunate process so that the damage is limited and the healing process (re-formation of the myelin) can begin.
Sclerosis is a very individual disease that varies greatly from one person to another. Therefore, one cannot predict the future of the individual, in terms of illness.
Although science has not solved the riddle, that is, you do not know the cause, great progress has nevertheless been made in the treatment, so that the aggravation of the attack-like sclerosis can be somewhat slowed.
Treatment and control takes place at specialized clinics affiliated with the neurological department.
It is important to know that - It is possible to live a good life with multiple sclerosis and there are many examples of this, and that there are many offers for those with multiple sclerosis.