Today ,that is 31st may 2017 ,is world multiple sclerosis day .Lets us see what Multiple Sclerosis is and what we can do to manage it .
Dr Nitin shakya , health expert from janakpuri super speciality hospital explains about Multiple Sclerosis and its management .
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). In MS, the immune system attacks and damages or destroys the myelin, a substance that surrounds and insulates the nerves. The myelin destruction causes a distortion or interruption in nerve impulses traveling to and from the brain. This results in a wide variety of symptoms.
Multiple Sclerosis Treatment involves several aspects such as Drugs for modifying the disease,treating exacerbations (or attacks) with high dose corticosteroids,managing symptoms,rehabilitation both for fitness and to manage energy levels
and in the last but not least Emotional support is must for the patient .
Our institution Janakpuri super speciality hospital ,being one of the institute of excellence in healthcare, has excellent facilities for managing patients under the guidance of Dr(Prof).M.M. Mehndiratta Director ,JSSH .The facilities includes from diagnosis of the disease to excellent treatment and rehabilitative care . We wish to disseminate the message to general public that management of the disease is possible through these simple steps .