Case Study : Multiple Sclerosis ( Ms )

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Reseach Paper of Multiple Sclerosis
Zuemil De Jesus Claudio
Universidad del Este

Pharmacotherapy for Pharmacy Technician II
Professor: Sonia Rivera
March 15, 2015 Research Paper of Multiple Sclerosis The first case of multiple sclerosis (MS) was found in 1849. This disease is not contagious, but epidemiologists have identified some factor such as gender, generics, age, geography and ethnic background that may help determine what cause this disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide of those women are more likely than men and people who lives in the north. The average age for women are between 20 to 60 years old. It is important to know that the multiple sclerosis does not have cure and is a chronic
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This lack of communication can cause several disabilities in MS patients. Should be mentioned that people with the disease can have a normal life expectancy and it is very rare to be fatal. Those people who have MS can experience damage in any function that has to be with the central nervous system (CNS). According to researches, patients with multiple sclerosis can have an endless number of symptoms such as difficulty raising the foot, numbness of face, heavy legs, tongue numbness, constipation, acute episodes, headache, difficulty thinking and understanding, cramping, involuntary eye movement, difficulty swallowing, sleep deprivation or mood swings, these being the most common. But those are not the only symptoms, also they may experience pain in the eye or back, tremor in hand or limbs, sensory problems (abnormality of taste, uncomfortable tingling and burning), visual problems, sexual problems, speech problems, and psychological problems. Being this is a chronic disease those symptoms can last for years and in a few cases the damage is permanent. Actually, to determine if a person is patient with MS, a single test cannot diagnose the disease. The specialist uses medical history, lab test, and neurologic exam to rule out others ailment. Seeing that, health specialist need to do a careful medical history, a neurologic exam and also other test including evoked potentials (EP), cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and
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