Her current age is 18
The definition of MS is a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system, (brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves).
Age of diagnosis was in the 7th grade which would result in her being 13 at the time.
She started losing eye sight in her left eye and frequently saw dots.
History surrounding the onset of disease; people of European descent are more likely to develop MS, compared with other people. However, people of all ancestries can get it. My friend is actually adopted from Russia. She was adopted at the age of 7 and moved to North America to live with her adoptive parents.
Tools used to diagnose MRI
Corticosteroids are the most common drug to reduce the inflammation and flares when having MS. She uses Gylnia
When having MS you have multiple options on therapy. Physical therapy - aims to provide people with the skills to maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability. Occupational therapy - The therapeutic use of work, self-care, and play activities to increase development and prevent disability.
Long term prognosis could lead to being paralyzed and blind. You're immune system suppresses after long time of treatment.