Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a cell-mediated autoimmune condition characterised by repeated episodes of inflammation of the nervous tissue in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of the insulating myelin sheath.
The causes of MS are not completely understood but the autoimmune process appears to be caused both by genetic and environmental factors – eg, viral infections in early life. Minor viral infections frequently precipitate relapses.
MS may present with:
- Vision problems
- Numbness and tingling
- Stiffness, weakness, muscle spasms and mobility problems
- Bowel and bladder control problems
- Sexual dysfunction
- Anxiety and depression
- Problems with thinking, learning and planning
- Slurred speech and difficulties swallowing.
How HBOT can help it?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is one of the complementary therapies highly recommended by an increasing number of doctors. HBOT is often used in conjunction with conventional medical therapies.