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 becomes inflamed and starts to break down and harden. This leads to the various symptoms of MS, which impacts the area of the body the affected nerves are communicating with.
What causes multiple sclerosis?
Like all autoimmune disorders where the person’s immune system starts to attack healthy tissues, there are a variety of triggers that can set multiple sclerosis in motion and continue to contribute to it.
These include but are not limited to:
- Food allergies
- Dietary abuse
- Environmental toxins
- Hidden microbes
- Emotional and physical stress
In multiple sclerosis, the symptoms depend on which area of the body is most affected. It can vary widely 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 the disease after an initial attack.
Some of the general symptoms of multiple sclerosis may include:
- Numbness and pain in the limbs
- Slurred speech
- Optic neuritis
- Electric shock sensations with head movements
- Double vision
- Tingling and pain in the limbs
- Partial or total vision loss
- Blurring of vision
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Risk factors for multiple sclerosis
There are certain risk factors that can raise the chances of developing MS. Multiple sclerosis tends to emerge among people aged 20 to 40. In addition, women are twice as likely as men to develop the condition.
If there is a family history of the disease, patients have a 1-3% chance of developing it, and Caucasian people of European descent are at a higher risk for the disease. Infections such as Epstein Barr may also raise the risk of a multiple sclerosis diagnosis.
Our holistic approach to multiple sclerosis treatment
Dr. Anju Mathur’s holistic functional approach to multiple sclerosis treatment is specifically designed to find and treat the symptoms of the disease using her advanced “Back to Wellness Program.” As a Los Angeles multiple sclerosis doctor, she specializes in assisting patients with dietary changes and therapies that are essential to any degree of recovery from MS. She also makes recommendations regarding the correct nutritional supplements for the condition.
With her “Back to Wellness Program,” Dr. Mathur uses the appropriate IV therapies to help patients relieve their symptoms. She also promotes overall lifestyle changes, performs specialized food allergy testing, and recommends environmental toxicity testing for heavy metals and mold.
For MS patients, she often performs phospholipid exchange therapy, which may detoxify the body at a cellular level and cleanse the cells of systemic toxins to improve overall organ function. From there, chelation therapy can help to detoxify the body, which may improve immune system function and organ health.
Dr. Anju Mathur’s “Back to Wellness Program” incorporates these therapies and others if necessary to help patients regain optimal levels of health. Dr. Mathur stays on the cutting edge of her field and constantly keeps a hawkeye on the horizon for new and natural technology which helps a patient to heal their bodies.
Meet Dr. Anju Mathur
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 phases.
To begin, Dr. Mathur will complete 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 identifying which systems are dysregulated and determining how to help the body regain balance. She specializes in using her “Back to Wellness Program” to treat the full range of autoimmune disorders and chronic diseases – including multiple sclerosis.
Dr. Mathur’s “Back to Wellness Program” stands apart from other treatments that patients may have tried because it infuses her expertise with holistic and functional medical healing modalities in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. To learn more about how to slow the progression of MS or reduce your symptoms, please call multiple sclerosis specialist, Dr. Anju Mathur’s office, at 818-294-7123 today.
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