Your Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis may be a debilitating disease, but you can effectively manage it while having a stellar quality of life. At Oceanside Center of Neurology, Dr. Glenn Balfour, MD and his staff of experienced medical professionals are ready to help you with the treatment and management of your Multiple Sclerosis.
Understanding Multiple Sclerosis
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society defines Multiple Sclerosis as, “…an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.” The site further adds, “In multiple sclerosis (MS), damage to the myelin coating around the nerve fibers in the central nervous system (CNS) and damage to the nerve fibers themselves interferes with the transmission of nerve signals between the brain, spinal cord, and the rest of the body. Disrupted nerve signals cause the symptoms of MS, which vary from one person to another and over time for any given individual, depending on where and when the damage occurs.”
According to data reported from the Multiple Sclerosis News Today site, “Multiple sclerosis affects about 400,000 people in the United States and about 2 1/2 million worldwide. In the United States, the prevalence of the condition — that is, the number of people who have it compared with the general population — is nearly 90 cases per 100,000 people.” They further add that MS can appear within in an individual as early as the age of 20. “MS usually shows up when a person is between 20 and 40 years of age, with 32 the mean age. It can occur in young children, however.”
Multiple Sclerosis & You
Multiple Sclerosis is also more prevalent in women than men. Numbness or weakness in the limbs, partial or advanced blindness or difficulty seeing, fatigue, slurred speech, dizziness, uncontrollable bladder function, and tremors are just some of the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis and an indication that you should seek medical treatment if you have not already.
Although there is no specific and documented cause of multiple sclerosis, it is very treatable and manageable.
Choosing Oceanside Center of Neurology For Your Multiple Sclerosis
Being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis can be very depressing, angering, and confusing. You may ask yourself such questions as, “What did I do to bring MS about in my life?” “Why do I have this disease?” “Was there something that I did or did not to, to bring about the onset of Multiple Sclerosis?” While you may find that having answers to such questions brings understanding, Dr. Glenn Balfour, MD and his staff of experienced medical experts at Oceanside Center of Neurology, have the understanding, skill set, and empathy to help you navigate through your Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.
With Dr. Balfour, MD’s Multiple Sclerosis experience and knowledge base, you can be assured of a comprehensive efficient treatment plan for your Multiple Sclerosis and the ailments it brings.
Oceanside Center of Neurology, Your Multiple Sclerosis Specialists
If you’ve been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and are seeking a caring, compassionate, experienced, and proficient doctor, then look no further than Dr. Glenn Balfour, MD and his team of medical professionals at Oceanside Center of Neurology. They’re ready to help you live your best life; contact Oceanside Center of Neurology today!