Neurological disorders, as the name implies, affect the entire nervous system i.e. the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system and the autonomic nervous system. The causes of such problems include genetic abnormalities, problems in the immune system, and injury to the brain or nervous system. A complete cure is not possible in most cases. More often than not, people afflicted with such neurological problems have to live a disabled life.
These problems should not be taken lightly as it affects the brain and the spinal cord, which controls all the physical activities of the human being. The more severe diseases are Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, neuropathy and so on. Of these, Multiple Sclerosis or MS is quite common nowadays. As per statistics, 2.5 million people worldwide suffer from it and the age of onset is mostly between 20 to 50 years. The primary cause of MS still remains a mystery. However, most doctors consider it an autoimmune disease i.e. disease caused by one’s own immune system. In such a scenario, the immune system mistakenly destroys the myelin sheath which not only acts as a protective covering for the nerves but also facilitates rapid transmission of signals along the nerves. Thus when with the absence of the myelin sheath, there is inevitable damage to the nerves.
Effects of Multiple Sclerosis
The nerve cell problem affects the sensory or motor functions causing
a) Loss of vision
f) Muscle spasms
g) Memory loss
h) Difficulty in speaking, swallowing and moving
i) Sexual dysfunction
l) Bladder and bowel dysfunction
Ways to beat the symptoms of this disease
It is important to note that people suffering from this condition would have occasional or frequent relapses that may occur without warning. However there are several ways to beat the symptoms of nerve cell problems and the top 5 ways are given below.
a) Consulting your doctor regularly before going on a therapy or before taking any medication is recommended.
b) Including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish, cod liver oil, and essential fats in your diet, could definitely help in defending yourself from the symptoms of this disorder.
c) Maintaining a mentally active lifestyle would also be a great idea, so its time to indulge in mentally engaging activities such as reading since an active mind can prevent mental decline.
d) Natural vitamin supplements can help revitalize your nervous system.
e) Joining counseling and support groups will help cope with the disease even better.
Even if there is no cure for nerve cell disorder, the above mentioned ways can definitely help deal with the symptoms of this disorder effectively.