Health Tips: How to prevent multiple sclerosis?


World Multiple Sclerosis: The body has a complete setup to protect itself from diseases, which is called the immunity system. The more or less a person falls ill, it can be estimated how good his immunity system is. But along with protecting from diseases, the immunity system sometimes attacks the body itself and pushes it into the mouth of diseases. Such diseases are called autoimmune diseases. Multiple sclerosis is one such disease, but it is many times more dangerous than autoimmune diseases like asthma, type 1 diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. Therefore, to make people aware of this disease, May 30  is celebrated as World Multiple Sclerosis Day.


Senior Neurologist and Director of Metro Group of Hospitals, Dr. Sonia Lal Gupta explains that multiple sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune and neurological disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. In this disease, the body attacks the layer of myelin that protects its nerves. The worrying thing is that this disease permanently damages the nerves over time. To understand this disease better, you need to read this article till the end. 

At what age do the symptoms of multiple sclerosis appear

Experts say that the symptoms of multiple sclerosis usually start appearing between the ages of 20 and 40. So if you are in this age group and are experiencing fatigue, difficulty walking, numbness or tingling in the limbs, muscle weakness, double or blurred vision, dizziness, and problems with balance and coordination, then do not ignore it. Because all these can be early symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Keep in mind that mental health problems such as memory loss, and difficulty concentrating can vary greatly from one person to another.

Treating Multiple Sclerosis 

Multiple sclerosis is serious not only because it affects the most important parts of the body, which control the small and big problems of our entire life. Rather, the reason for this disease being dangerous is that it is incurable. According to media reports, continuous research has been done on the treatment of this disease since 1970, but researchers have not yet succeeded in making any solid medicine or vaccine.

How to prevent multiple sclerosis?

Since the cause of multiple sclerosis (MS) is not yet known, there is no concrete way to prevent MS. However, with some precautions, its risk can be reduced. This includes following a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise, a balanced diet, and quitting smoking. Apart from this, taking adequate amounts of vitamin D proves to be very beneficial.