Learn more about MS

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What is MS?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation, or balance.

It's a lifelong condition that can sometimes cause serious disability, although it can occasionally be mild.

 

MS is an autoimmune condition. The immune system attacks the layer that surrounds and protects the nerves called the myelin sheath. This damages and scars the sheath, and potentially the underlying nerves, meaning that messages traveling along the nerves become slowed or disrupted.

 

Exactly what causes the immune system to act in this way is unclear, but most experts think a combination of genetic and environmental factors is involved.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of MS vary widely from person to person and can affect any part of the body.

The main symptoms include:

  • fatigue

  • difficulty walking

  • vision problems, such as blurred vision

  • problems controlling the bladder

  • numbness or tingling in different parts of the body

  • muscle stiffness and spasms

  • problems with balance and co-ordination

  • problems with thinking, learning, and planning

 

Depending on the type of MS you have, your symptoms may come and go in phases or get steadily worse over time (progress).

How does BodyScience treat MS?

Introducing BodyScience’s new Mito E program and our next generation MyoRepair program.  The BodyScience Mito E programs combine targeted therapies designed to restore Mitochondrial Efficiency (Mito E) by addressing underlying mitochondrial-energy-scavengers like viruses, mold, heavy metals, and chemicals while simultaneously building and restoring muscle with MyoRepair.  

 

Our mission is to incorporate new technologies that have been shown clinically to work in people with neurodegenerative disorders and pair them in a way to get the best synergistic effect.  Treatments are individualized using our unique patient classification system which connects your unique symptom onset and progression with your specific exposures to determine the combination of treatments best suited for you.  We have been seeing a whole new level of improvement in the pALS who have come for three weeks or more.     

MyoRepair

MyoRepair is a technology that we developed for pALS and others with muscle atrophy disorders including Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and some forms of Muscular Dystrophy (MD).  The amino acid formulation commonly referred to as GAC is customized for each patient in that the type and percent of each amino acid, as well as the pH, are individualized to ensure the best outcomes.

 

Lingual Lift

Lingual Lift is a targeted treatment developed at BodyScience to restore strength and function in the tongue and adjacent muscles for improved speaking, swallowing and chewing.

BodyScience Mito E  (i.e. Mitochondrial Efficiency)

BodyScience Mito E programs are designed to work synergistically with MyoRepair.  Building muscle and addressing the root cause of neurodegenerative diseases at the cellular level are fundamental for addressing these disorders.  Unlocking the mitochondria is the key pathway in these conditions. When these two programs are combined the results are significantly more effective and longer lasting. Due to the intense nature of these treatments, both the Myorepair and Mito E programs are administered separately, each for a week at a time.  Rescue injections can however be added to the Mito E programs.  The recommended minimum treatment time for optimal and long lasting results is 3-4 weeks.

The are 4 different Mito E programs: each designed to meet your specific needs.

1 - BodyScience Mito E General Program – for people with neuromuscular degenerative disease. This cellular level treatment is targeted toward mitochondrial efficiency and restoring intra-cellular health.  It is comprised of a Regulatory T-cell support, targeted neuroprotection therapy, mitochondrial optimizers and neuro-antioxidants. 

2 - BodyScience Mito E for Mold, Lyme, Viruses and other infectious agents – if you have ever been diagnosed with or exposed to mold, yeast (ie Candida), lyme disease, viruses such as EMB, CMV, HSV, or Parvo this program starts with a comprehensive consultation individualized to address your specific infectious burden and devise a treatment plan which would best work for you. 

 

3- BodyScience Mito-E for Heavy Metals – This is the program for individuals who have tested positive for or have been exposed to heavy metals. This protocol is also for the those who have worked in the metal or mining industry, lived close to coal mining burning facilities, used coal fireplaces extensively, or consumed foods high in metals such as fish.

4- BodyScience Mito-E for Chemical and/or Environmental Exposures – This is the program for individuals who have tested positive for or have been exposed to toxic chemicals such as organophosphates, glyphosphates, fungicides, herbicides or pesticides. It is the protocol for those who have worked in agriculture, lived in industrial zones or areas known to have high levels of contamination such as coastal regions.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disorder that can produce deleterious effects on your brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord. This is a progressive illness and an immune-mediated disorder that mistakenly attack its own parts, it malfunctions in order to keep it healthy as a result it damages the protective myelin sheets, which surrounds the nerves cell, the protective covering besides providing protection, also fasten the signals to the respective organs, and in MS, the functionality is lost. This causes hindrance in performing the daily tasks and leads to the malfunctioning of the brain and spinal cord. In Multiple Sclerosis disease, the body generates an abnormal response of the body’s defense system against the CNS. At the onset of Multiple Sclerosis, the immune system starts their damaging effects and cause inflammation to damage myelin sheet and all the cells that are specialized in making myelin sheets. With the beginning of Multiple Sclerosis, the following events take place:

  1. Exchange of the messages gets impaired or stopped completely within the CNS.

  2. The damaged areas in the CNS show different neurological symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis that vary from person to person.

  3. The damaged areas within the CNS, develop scar on multiple places, which give it a name as “Multiple Sclerosis”.

  4. There are several causes of the onset of Multiple Sclerosis ranging from environmental factors and diet, to infections, many factors combine to give rise to the ailment.

  5. MS treatment can improve it to deal with the disease.

 

Initially, the symptoms of MS are mild but as the disease progresses, symptoms may get life-threatening and result in severe disability of the muscles. However, the symptoms of Multiple sclerosis are treatable in most cases. While in 20% of the cases, the life expectancy of the patients reduces. However, the disease can be diagnosed in the early 20s or 30s.

 

There are multiple causes of Multiple Sclerosis and is triggered by the combination of immunological, infectious agents, and environmental factors. There are two important immunological cells involved to fight when foreign particles enter the body –T cells and B cells but for some reason when they start to malfunction, they damage the cells of the body. While several environmental factors including age, ethnic background, genders, and infectious agents may cause inflammation of the cells, which leads to scar production. Some studies also suggest that people who were born in the areas of high-risk Multiple Sclerosis migrated to the areas of lower risk and affect the individuals there. Low intake of Vitamin D, excessive drinking and smoking, and obesity also lead to Multiple sclerosis disease. Several bacterial and viral infections including measles, herpes, and pneumonia when get worse may cause MS. Multiple Sclerosis is not a hereditary disease but one of the identical twins among 1000 cases may develop the disorder.

 

Today In the United States of America, there are over 1 million cases of Multiple Sclerosis. Where 74% of them are females and the rest are males due to the high obesity levels in females and more hormonal imbalance. Young individuals are mostly at great risk. The prevalence is higher in the individuals living in the farthest areas from the equator. There are four types of multiple sclerosis First is Relapsing-Remitting MS (RRMS), in which the most common type of Multiple Sclerosis. About 80% of the individual after the onset of the symptoms of MS are diagnosed with RRMS, patients experience temporary relapse. The second is, “Secondary progressive MS (SPSM)”, in which the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis gets worse over time steadily. 50% of the patients when previously diagnosed with RRMS can progress into SPSM, it approximately takes more than 7 years for progression. Third type of the MS is “Primary progressive MS (PPMS)”, this is a rare type and has only 10% of occurrence in the cases. The fourth type is “Progressive-Relapsing MS (PRMS)”, this is also rare and only has 5% of the occurrence in the cases, and it is characterized when the disease gets worst with all the symptoms of MS.

 

What are the Symptoms of the Multiple Sclerosis?

 

Multiple Sclerosis is a deleterious disease it affects CNS mainly but symptoms appear on different parts of the body. Common symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis include:

  1. Muscles weakening due to nerve damage

  2. Difficulty in balancing the body while walking.

  3. Numbness in the muscles of legs

  4. Muscles Spasticity over time.

  5. Muscles Tingling.

  6. Frequent Fatigue.

  7. Chronic pain in the muscles of the entire body.

  8. Muscles stiffness and pain

  9. Tremor

  10. Issues with cognitive skills, word-finding difficulty, and concentration.

  11. MS leads to speech disorders

  12. Difficulty with vision or causes optic neuritis, (blurry Visions, difficulty to differentiate between colors, and pain when moving eyes)

  13. Stress and anxiety over small things.

 

Usually, the early symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis start appearing between the age of 20 and 40 and may last for 24hrs initially. With the progression, patients may face episodes of neural symptoms frequently. Patients have lesions in their brain and the area where inflammation led to the sclerosis of the myelin sheet of the nerve cells. Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis from BodyScience helps you recover.