A Short Note On Chronic Disease : Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

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Sheri Van Meter
CHW 136
Date 04/18/2017
Term Paper Chronic Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation estimates that more than 400,000 people in the United States and about 2.5 million people around the world have MS. About 200 new cases are diagnosed each week in the United States. Rates of MS are higher farther from the equator. (Higuera)
What is Multiple Sclerosis it is a chronic, typically progressive disease involving damage to the sheaths of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, whose symptoms may include numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred vision, and severe fatigue? MS is a disease that causes demyelination (disruption of the myelin that insulates and protects nerve cells)
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I hope to talk about each one and find out how early each type progresses and what age MS can be detected. It is said that anyone can get MS but most people are diagnosed with MS are between the ages are 20 to 40 years of age. All thought it is rear babies can be diagnosed with MS. It is a very tricky to tell if babies have MS because doctors must check a lot of different things to see if a baby has MS.
The first signs of the disease are different for children. It might start after a child has a nerve disorder called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM). Most of the time, the symptoms of ADEM -- including headache, confusion, coma, seizures, stiff neck, fever, and major lack of energy -- go away after a few weeks. But some children will keep having problems that are the same as MS. Unable to find the information talking about MS and Children and infants there is a little bit about it this is all I have found. What I know about MS is not hereditary, but it can run in the same family. I had an uncle that had it and a nephew who also had it when he was born he lived for about a year with it before he passed way. My uncle lived with to see his kids to grow up and see his grandkids. I learned that this disease affect everyone around you, seeing it firsthand what it can do to a person. My uncle lived at the home where he wanted to

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