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Multiple Sclerosis

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS) is an inflammatory, demyelinating, autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, with permanent lesion formation leading to disability in the young and old, and in men as well as women. This disease is notorious for making a patient totally bedbound, not only resulting in bed sores but also inviting all kinds of infections to the disabled, depressed patient. Although intensive therapy has a key role in managing this complex disease, even in this era of advancement, the slowing accumulation of neurological damage in MS has remained mostly irreversible. Along with therapies that improve blood circulation, mito—chondrial energy production, and antiinflamma—tory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant factors, there is increased optimism among scientists about slowing and perhaps reversing the disease with a comprehensive program ...

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