Cure for Multiple Sclerosis

Unfortunately, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis. As with most autoimmune type diseases, no cure can completely eradicate the problem. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease, which, once diagnosed, continues throughout the patient's life. However, there are many sub-types of the disease with different natural histories and disease courses. While any given patient may experience periods of remission during which they have no new symptoms, the disease will typically rear its ugly head again at some point in the future.

However, although there is no absolute cure, there are a number of treatment options for MS which help to control or modify the symptoms in some patients. They may slow the progression of the disease and improve the quality of life in many patients. In general, multiple sclerosis treatment consists of various forms of immune suppression, drug treatments which suppress the activity of the immune system and thus lessen its attack on the myelin sheath in the central nervous system.

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Important Note: This site is not intended to offer medical advice. Every patient is different, and only your personal physician can help to counsel you about what is best for your situation. What we offer is general reference information about various disorders and treatments for your education.

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