Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as encephalomyelitis disseminata, is the most common demyelinating disease in which the insulating sheaths of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to transmit signals, resulting in a range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental and sometimes psychiatric problems. Specific symptoms may include double vision, blindness in one eye, muscle weakness and problems with sensation or coordination. MS takes different forms, with new symptoms occurring in isolated attacks (relapsing forms) or building up over time (progressive forms). Between attacks, symptoms may disappear completely, although persistent neurological problems often exist, especially as the disease progresses.
Although the cause is unclear, the underlying mechanism is believed to be either destruction by the immune system or failure of myelin-producing cells. Proposed causes include genetics and environmental factors, such as viral infections. MS is usually diagnosed based on the signs and symptoms present and the results of supporting medical tests.
BeterKliniek is the clinic for Integrative Medicine that bridges regular and non-regular medicine.
An van Veen (physician) and Michael van Gils (therapist) look for the cause of a condition or disease. That is where the treatment starts otherwise, as people often say, it is 'carrying water to the sea'. We call this cause medicine. Sometimes it is also desirable to treat the symptoms (at the same time). We call this symptom medicine.
Chronic disorders often have their cause in epi- genetics. You can schedule a free informative telephone consultation (phone number 040-7117337 until 1 p.m.) at BeterKliniek to discuss your symptoms so that we can provide you with further advice.