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Blood indicators of clinical status and plasma exchange prog

Blood plasma thermal behavior and protein oxidation as indicators of multiple sclerosis clinical status and plasma exchange therapy progression

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... via%3Dihub

Highlights

•Blood plasma heat capacity profiles correlate with multiple sclerosis clinical status
•Severe multiple sclerosis cases are accompanied by large deviations of plasma thermograms from the norm
•Sequential plasma exchange procedures shift plasma thermograms towards the norm

Abstract

Multiple sclerosis (MS), a leading cause of physical disability ...


Vitamin K probably should be taken with higher doses of D3

Vitamin K, among other things, is thought to balance calcium in your arteries. Since those on high doses of vitamin D3 are warned to limit calcium in the diet to avoid calcium related issues which can be exasperated when taking high doses of vitamin D, a vitamin K supplement should be seriously considered.

I have been taking vitamin K for years and I was unaware of all of vitamin K 's health benefits were until ...


Does my husband REALLY have MS?

Good morning. I am writing because my husband is wondering if he actually has MS. He has been formally diagnosed by two neurologists, both of whom are MS specialists. He had one O-band in his spinal fluid along with high protein, and his MRI also revealed "Dawson's Fingers." His first symptom was bladder issues (and he went to a urologist about a year ago to confirm that he was not emptying his bladder all the ...
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New member with questions

Hi, I’ve just joined due to my daughter’s recent MS diagnosis. She mainly experiences eye issues at this time and has had different eye symptoms (double vision, feels like she’s seeing things through a kaleidoscope, etc.)off and on for years. After seeing 3 ophthalmologists and 2 neurologists she finally has a diagnosis that is not pertaining to anxiety.

I am not diagnosed with MS but would like to know other member’s experiences. (I have read ...
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Protein

High protein diets (90 g/day) help people 60 and over retain muscle mass preserving independence.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/20 ... eally-need


Improved Function With Enhanced Protein Intake per Meal:
A Pilot Study of Weight Reduction in Frail, Obese Older Adults

The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, Volume 71, Issue 10, 1 October 2016, Pages 1369–1375.

https://academic.oup.com/biomedgerontol ... 69/2198068

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Constellation of symptoms

Hi,

I'd appreciate if anyone can take the time and provide advice base on their experiences on how I should go about in investigating what is causing the symptoms I have been experiencing. It's a long read so please bear with me.

I don't have any diagnosis yet but for the past 8 mos. I have been dealing with several neurological/constellation of symptoms.

I am 36 yo. male and prior to Mar 2018, my diet ...
Read more : Constellation of symptoms | Views : 554 | Replies : 29 | Forum : Undiagnosed


Walk Downhill

Want to maintain, or recover, physical function? According to the following paper, walking downhill helps to improve physical function.

Myelin status is associated with change in functional mobility following slope walking in people with multiple sclerosis.
Mult Scler J Exp Transl Clin. 2018 Apr 27;4(2):2055217318773540.

    Background: The level of myelin disruption in multiple sclerosis patients may impact the capacity for training-induced neuroplasticity and the magnitude of therapeutic response to rehabilitation interventions. Downslope walking has been ...
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Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) FDA issues risk of stroke warning

Hi,

Yet another FDA warning on a common treatment. Some may look at the incidence as very low, but, imagine how hard it would be to get any event recognised as due to the treatment. Many other cases have probably gone unreported and there's no way to track them.

https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm624247.htm

"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that rare but serious cases of stroke and tears in ...


2018 study: athletes need more zinc (stop the presses!)

whew, lucky they've been making active multis all this time huh

Lower Serum Zinc Concentration Despite Higher Dietary Zinc Intake in Athletes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (2018)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29164533

CONCLUSIONS:
Despite higher total dietary zinc intake, athletes generally have lower serum zinc concentration, which suggests that athletes have higher requirement of zinc than those who are physically inactive. Further investigations of zinc metabolism during exercise and dietary zinc requirement ...


Anyone thought to have MS should be tested for biotinidase d

ALL INDIVIDUALS THOUGHT TO HAVE MULIPLE SCLEROSIS SHOULD BE TESTED FOR BIOTINIDASE DEFICIENCY
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 4818305236

Highlights

• Adults with biotinidase deficiency often exhibit myelopathy, paresis with or without optic neuropathy/vision loss.
• Individuals thought to have multiple sclerosis often exhibit similar clinical findings.
• Biotinidase deficiency is readily treatable with biotin.
• Therefore, biotinidase deficiency should be considered in individuals thought to have multiple sclerosis or related disorder.


 

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