Multiple sclerosis is different for everyone. You can get symptoms in many parts of your body.
In MS, the coating around nerve fibres (called myelin) is damaged, causing a range of symptoms.
More than 100,000 people in the UK have MS. Symptoms usually start in your 20s and 30s and it affects almost three times as many women as men.
MS is a lifelong condition. It is rarely fatal and most people with MS live about as long as everyone else. It is not infectious or contagious so it can’t be passed on to other people.
There is a wide range of possible symptoms but most people experience only a small number around the time of diagnosis and won’t go on to experience them all. The symptoms vary from one person to another and from day to day. This makes MS rather unpredictable.
Some of the most common symptoms around the time of diagnosis are fatigue (a kind of exhaustion which is out of all proportion to the task undertaken), stumbling more than before, unusual feelings in the skin (such as pins and needles or numbness), slowed thinking or problems with eyesight. All these symptoms can be symptoms of other conditions so it is important to see a health professional to get the correct diagnosis.
At the moment, there is no cure for MS but there is a wide range of possible treatments.
- Start taking vitamin D.
- Stop using the microwave.
- Eat organic foods and stay away from GMOs.
- Eat organic, wild sockeye salmon.
- Get tested for food sensitivities.
Controversial Cannabis Oil — Treat Stress, Pain & Even Cancer
Cannabis is a naturally growing herb that has been used for thousands of years to treat health conditions. It’s also used in perfumes, soaps, candles and some foods. Cannabis is a very powerful oil, and only small amounts are needed for it to have a powerful effect on the body and mind.
The term cannabis (popularly known as marijuana) is used to describe a product of the cannabis sativa plant that is bred for its potent, sticky glands that are known as trichomes. These trichomes contain high amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (called THC), which is the cannabinoid most known for its psychoactive properties.
Hemp oil — obtained by pressing benefit-rich hemp seeds — is slightly different than cannabis oil, although they both come from the same genus, cannabis, and the same species, cannabis sativa. The term hemp is used to describe a cannabis sativa plant that contains only trace amounts of THC. Hemp is a high-growing plant that’s commonly grown for industrial uses, such as oils and topical ointments, as well as fiber for clothing, construction, paper and more.
Concern about the dangers of marijuana abuse led to the banning of cannabinoids for medicinal use in the United States and many other countries in the 1930s and 1940s. It took decades until they came to be considered again as compounds of therapeutic value, and even now their uses are highly restricted.
Cannabis originated in Central Asia, but today it’s grown worldwide. In the United States, it’s a controlled substance and is classified as a Schedule I agent, which means that it’s a drug with increased potential for abuse. The cannabis plant produces a resin-containing psychoactive compounds called cannabinoids.
According to a 2007 scientific review published in Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, scientists concur that despite the mild addiction to cannabis and the possible enhancement of addiction to other substances of abuse, when combined with cannabis, the therapeutic value of cannabinoids is too high to be put aside.
Numerous diseases — such as anorexia, emesis, pain, inflammation, multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative disorders, epilepsy, glaucoma, osteoporosis, schizophrenia, cardiovascular disorders, cancer, obesity and metabolic syndrome-related disorders — are being treated or have the potential to be treated by cannabis oils and other cannabinoid compounds. Although studies are limited due to strict government guidelines, a growing number of pediatric patients are also seeking symptom relief with cannabis or cannabinoid treatment.