Multiple Sclerosis Discussion

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Multiple sclerosis is a condition that affects the central nervous system. In this assignment, you will explore this condition in more detail using the scenario below.

A friend of yours discloses that he was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Being the caring friend you are, you wish to know more about the condition and how you can best support your friend. You decide to research this disease further.

To complete this assignment, do the following:

  1. Research this disease using a minimum of 2 sources. You can use your textbook for one of the sources. Choose the remaining source(s) from the GALE Virtual Reference Library provided on the Structure and Function of the Human Body library guide page.
  2. In a minimum of 2 pages (not counting the references page), address the following:
    • Explain how multiple sclerosis affects the nervous system.
    • Describe the treatment options that are available for your friend.
    • State whether it was possible for your friend to have prevented this condition.
  3. Include a references page at the end of your document, formatted using the APA guidelines, that lists your research sources.

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School: University of Virginia

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Multiple Sclerosis
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How multiple sclerosis affects the nervous system
Multiple sclerosis is a disease caused by the destruction of the myelin sheath which acts
as an insulating cover for the nerves of the mind and spinal cord (Goodman, 2004). Scientists
believe that it is as a result of the immune system wrongly attacking normal cells in the body.
Essentially, the immune system is built to fight foreign cells in the body. However, in the case of
multiple sclerosis, the antibodies fight and destroy myelin or myelin-producing cells hence
interfering with communication between the brain and the rest of the human body. The nerve
impulses are slowed down or even blocked, and the nerve is eventually damaged permanently.
Multiple sclerosis is characterized by t...

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