Rasmussen College Multiple Sclerosis scenario

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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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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis also called disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyletis disseminata is
a disease that affects the central nervous system. According to Hauser (2015), MS begins
between the ages of 20-50 and women are twice as vulnerable to it as men. The causes of the
disease are unknown but it manifests itself in symptoms of muscle weakness, trouble with
coordination and sensation, blindness in one eye and having double vision. Experts believe that
the disease can also be triggered by environmental factors and genetics after having a viral
infection like the human herpes virus or Epstein-Barr virus (Hauser, 2015). Because of the cause
remaining unknown, treatments only attempt to improve the patient’s condition after an attack.
The disease has the prognosis of reducing a patient’s lifespan by 5-10 years and caused 1890...

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