There are many things afflicting humans these days, everything from heart disease to high blood pressure, arthritis, and many gastrointestinal disorders, as we’ve evolved so have the ailments that are attacking our bodies on an almost daily basis. (nih) One example is Multiple Sclerosis, a nervous system disorder in which your nervous system eats away at the protective covering of your nerves, the myelin, it’s a terrible condition in which your brain and body literally start turning against you. (mayoclinic) There is no cure as of yet, but there are treatments that can slow the progression of the disease, manage the symptoms, and calm attacks, one such treatment is the use of medical marijuana. (huffingtonpost) Many people suffer with MS on a daily basis, one of the early warning signs is vision problems but it could also include clumsiness, loss of balance, trouble thinking, tingling, and weakness in an arm or leg, it’s important to keep yourself aware of these as it could be a big sign of trouble down the road. (webmd) It’s a dangerous, and potentially deadly, but almost always damaging disorder it also doesn’t discriminate against any socioeconomic lines, it could effect anyone from the everyday blue collar Joe, all the way up to the rich and famous. (mult-sclerosis)
One potential result of Multiple Sclerosis is paralysis, there’s no way to reverse the effects or to completely stop them just yet, although that could be changing in the near future. (mssociety) One of the most recent trends in the medical field has been through the field of stem cell research, using cells that are capable of being used to grow into almost anything missing from a human, they seem to be the next great step in treating what ails mankind. (mayoclinic) Research has been moving forward through the use of lab mice, which are shockingly closer to our genetic match than what one would expect. (sfgate) Scientists tested a new treatment for MS in these mice by using human stem cells to treat mice who had been unable to walk as a result of a Multiple Sclerosis type disorder. (iflscience) These mice gained back their abilities rather quickly, regaining the ability to walk within just a matter of two weeks as a result of this treatment. (foxnews) The hope is that this treatment option works as well on humans, as it would be an amazing step in attempting to find a true cure to a terrible disorder. Although our disorders seem to be getting stronger over time, the more we research the better we’re able treat this terrible ailments, hopefully we will see the day when MS is wiped out during our lifetime.