Los Angeles Multiple Sclerosis specialist, Dr. Anju Mathur works to reduce the effects of Multiple Sclerosis in her patients with her back to wellness program. Patients will receive a customized treatment plan that allows them to pursue different levels of healing in multiple different phases. Dr. Anju Mathur will do a comprehensive evaluation for patients suffering from the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, and she will evaluate the body’s different systems in order to derive the most effective treatment plan. Dr. Mathur is skilled in determining which systems are out of balance and how to help the body regain balance, and she specializes in using her Back to Wellness Program to treat autoimmune disorders and chronic diseases. Dr. Mathur’s Back to Wellness Program stands apart from other treatments that patients may have tried because it infuses Dr. Mathur’s expertise with holistic and functional medical healing modalities in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). The term Multiple Sclerosis (MS) comes from the Latin multus plus plica meaning “fold”, and the Greek sklerosis meaning “hardening”. In essence, the nerve tissue that brings nerve signals to and from different parts of the body is covered in fatty layers called myelin sheaths. This fatty covering of the nerve tissue becomes inflamed and starts to breakdown and harden. This leads to the various symptoms of MS affecting the area of the body the affected nerves are communicating with. Like all autoimmune disorders where the person’s immune system starts to attack healthy tissues, there are a variety of triggers that can set the disease in motion and continue to contribute to it. These include but are not limited to:
- Food Allergies
- Dietary Abuse
- Environmental Toxins
- Hidden Microbes
- Emotional & Physical Stress
In Multiple Sclerosis, the symptoms depend on which area of the body is most affected, and it can widely vary depending on the affected nerve fibers. Myelin sheaths can be compared to the coating on electrical wires, and signals can become impaired or slowed down without this coating. Some people have a benign form of MS, and it does not progress into more serious forms of MS after an initial attack. Some of the general symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis may include:
- Numbness & Pain in the Limbs
- Slurred Speech
- Optic Neuritis
- Electric Shock Sensations With Head Movements
- Double Vision
- Tingling & Pain in Limbs
- Partial or Total Vision Loss
- Blurring of Vision
There are certain risk factors that can raise the chances for developing MS. Usually women are twice as likely as men to develop the disease, and people aged 20 to 40 develop Multiple Sclerosis. If there is a family history of the disease, patients have a one to three percent chance of developing it, and Caucasian people with European descent are at a higher risk for the disease. Infections such as Epstein Barr may also raise the risk for coming down with Multiple Sclerosis.
Dr. Mathur’s holistic functional approach is specifically designed to find and treat the symptoms of the disease using her advanced Back to Wellness Program. As a San Fernando Valley Multiple Sclerosis doctor, she specializes in assisting patients with dietary changes and therapies that are essential to any degree of recovery from MS, and the correct nutritional supplements for the condition. In her Back to Wellness Program, she uses the appropriate IV Therapies to help patients improve more fully. She also promotes overall life style changes, uses specialized food allergy testing, and environmental toxicity testing, such as heavy metals and mold. Phospholipid Exchange Therapy can detoxify the body at a cellular level, and it may cleanse the cells of systemic toxins to improve overall organ function. Chelation Therapy can also help to detoxify the body, which may improve immune system function and organ health. Dr. Anju Mathur’s Back to Wellness Program will incorporate these therapies and others if necessary to help patients regain optimal levels of health.