Multiple Sclerosis treatment a challenge in India?

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Multiple Sclerosis treatment a challenge in India?

Postby MSUK » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:32 am


One in a lakh Indians is thought to suffer from multiple sclerosis, a life-long disorder of the nervous system. Support groups are lobbying to bring the disease under the Disability Act, and are fighting for insurance cover.

It was 18 years ago that Mariam Nisreen was struck by multiple sclerosis. She just woke up one day, feeling pain in her eyes, tingling in her feet and parts of her body, as well as numbness in her cheeks. She lost coordination as well, often dropping things she was holding.

She's been on medication ever since.

Mariam Nisreen, a patient, says, "Once even if I stop the medicines for one or two days, I get severe symptoms. So I can't stop the injections or the tablets, I have to be very regular in that."...Read More - ... ageid/2325
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