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Flashcards in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Deck (7)
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1

True or False? MS is a chronic, progressive degenerative disease of the nervous system

True

2

What part of the nervous system is affected?

The problem is with demyelinization of the white matter if the brain and spinal cord

3

Is there a cure for MS?

No

4

What are the signs of MS?

Muscle spasm, weakness, bowel bladder dysfunction numbness in the extremities and visual disturbances

5

What medication will be given for spasms?

Baclofen (Lioresal)

6

What medication will be given to reduce the amount of time a client experiences exacerbated symptoms?

Corticosteriods

7

If you were at a MS conference, what would you teach?

Star regular bladder bowel program
Avoid Stressful situations
Eat a well- balanced diet
Initiate speech/ physical therapy
Remove safety hazards in home

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