Parasites are a possible risk-reduction factor in the development of MS. The parasites in this instance are “helminths,” which refer to a wide variety of worms. Some are thought to be harmless, and many people had pinworms as children. Research has found that parasites can modulate the immune system and dampen its responses.
What is multiple sclerosis and parasites?
Multiple Sclerosis and Parasites. This is a monumental discovery because it has been known for over 100 years that when these nematodes infect the central nervous system of domestic animals, the animals suffer with the same neurological symptoms found in multiple sclerosis. Also, it is important to note that these nematode worms can be passed…
What microbes can cause multiple sclerosis?
These microbes can include fungus, vector borne infections (Lyme disease), parasites and possibly viruses. In Part 1 of my Multiple Sclerosis is Caused by Infection series of videos, I focused on one of these microbes – parasites – and I shared groundbreaking research by Dr. Alan MacDonald on the cause of MS.
What causes multiple sclerosis in Part 1?
In Part 1 of my Multiple Sclerosis is Caused by Infection series of videos, I focused on one of these microbes – parasites – and I shared groundbreaking research by Dr. Alan MacDonald on the cause of MS. If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device.
Is Ms an infectious disease?
There is growing evidence that MS is an infectious disease, and when we suffer with neurological symptoms of MS (or other neurological diseases) research is showing that most often several microbes are responsible for our symptoms – directly or indirectly.
What is the cause of multiple sclerosis disease?
The cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown. It’s considered an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues. In the case of MS, this immune system malfunction destroys the fatty substance that coats and protects nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord (myelin).
Is there a cure for multiple sclerosis?
There’s no cure for multiple sclerosis. However, treatments can help speed recovery from attacks, modify the course of the disease and manage symptoms. In multiple sclerosis, the protective coating on nerve fibers (myelin) in the central nervous system becomes detached and eventually destroyed.
How do people with multiple sclerosis develop?
People with multiple sclerosis may also develop: 1 Muscle stiffness or spasms 2 Paralysis, typically in the legs 3 Problems with bladder, bowel or sexual function 4 Mental changes, such as forgetfulness or mood swings 5 Depression 6 Epilepsy More
How does multiple sclerosis affect vision?
In multiple sclerosis, the protective coating on nerve fibers (myelin) is damaged and may eventually be destroyed. Depending on where the nerve damage occurs, MS can affect vision, sensation, coordination, movement, and bladder and bowel control.