Thaddius Archive

Tecfidera

Tecfidera is the trade name for dimethyl fumarate. This drug was formally called BG-12 and is an oral preparation used in treating relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis in adults. Its immunomodulatory and immunosuppression properties make it an ideal choice for patients with Multiple Sclerosis. When used ...Read More

Avonex

Avonex is the trade name of interferon beta-1a and is used treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. The beta-interferon cytokine in the drug is made from mammalian cells by means of recombinant DNA techniques. In a normal human body Beta-interferon is usually produced in response to ...Read More

MS and Back Pain

Back pain is MS occurring in up to 60% of people with MS. This pain distresses the patient and may interfere with their day-today activities. Though varying in intensity, in most cases it is constant and persistent. Back pain in MS could be of ...Read More

MS and Exercise

Inactivity results in numerous risk factors and complications in people with MS. These complications can be associated with breathing deficits, coronary diseases, and weakness of muscles, diminished bone density which elevates the risk of fracture. Proper exercise will help these people become fitter. It ...Read More

End Stage Multiple Sclerosis

This is an advanced stage in multiple sclerosis. At this stage, the illness is usually terribly complex and emotional. Patients with end stage MS usually have an Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) score equal to or greater than 8. The mobility of these patients ...Read More

MS and Depression

Multiple Sclerosis and Depression Since one tends to aggravate the other, the relationship between Multiple Sclerosis and depression is quite complicated. Additionally, depression has several of the same symptoms that MS has, which makes it difficult to determine which disorder is to blame. For ...Read More

Physical Therapy for MS

Physical Therapy and MS Physical therapy plays a vital role in the conservation and rehabilitation of the functional abilities of an individual with Multiple Sclerosis. Since every individual is affected by MS differently, and the condition progresses over time, a physical therapist must tailor ...Read More

Leg Weakness with MS

There are several symptoms that come with Multiple Sclerosis and some are much more disabling than the others. One of the most disabling and disturbing symptoms is weakness of the leg muscles. For the most part, the muscle weakness with MS will come and ...Read More

Is MS Hereditary?

Multiple Sclerosis: Is It Hereditary? Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects an individual’s nervous system. MS causes degeneration and demyelination of the nervous system. Demyelination is when the protection sheath that surrounds and protects the axons of the central nervous system is lost, ...Read More