Multiple sclerosis is a crippling and potentially disabling condition that affects the central nervous system of the patient.
It is an autoimmune disorder of unknown causes. The disease starts when the immune system confuses the protective coat around nerves with foreign tissue. As nerve fiber is exposed, the electrical impulses that travel along are slowed down or interrupted.
The symptoms might vary greatly depending on the patient. It always depend on the location of the affected nerves. But we can mention the most common.
Weakness or numbness: one or more limbs become numb. This can happen on one or more limbs. Typically affects only one side at a time.
Vision impairment: Some patients experience double vision for extended periods. Others have partial or complete loss of sight. Pain during eye movement can be present.
Tingling, pain and sudden electric shock sensations: As nerve fibers are exposed, certain movements might bring discomfort or pain. Certain neck movements can cause electric-shock sensation. Tingling can be felt on limbs and back.
Fatigue, dizziness, impaired speech.
The last symptom is one of the clearest signs of Multiple Sclerosis when it has affected portions of the spinal cord or even the brain that control voluntary muscle movement.
Severe spasticity can really affect a person’s way of life by drastically reducing his or her ability to function. Working or even having a relaxing evening can be a challenge for many patients.
Regular treatment does alleviate the symptoms, but at a great cost, both economic and physical.
Corticosteroids can reduce nerve inflammation, but it is known to produce insomnia, increase blood pressure, fluid retention and even mood swings. Muscle relaxants like Baclofen can cause muscle weakness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting and depression.
But there is another way around treating and even slowing it down.
The endocannabinoid system, responsible for maintaining synaptic balance, seems to respond extremely well to Medical Marijuana. According to a study on cannabinoids, it was shown that it can reduce nerve inflammation, improve communication between nerves and muscles, relieve pain, and protect against further degeneration.
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