How is multiple sclerosis easy target for corona virus
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared coronavirus a global pandemic. The coronavirus is increasing day by day and its vaccination is not discovered yet. Health officials have repeatedly addressed to the public for proper precautions. Especially to those who are immunocompromised. People with multiple sclerosis (MS) fall into that category.
The National MS Society is celebrating MS Awareness Week from 8 to 14 March. They are using the hashtag #ThisIsMS. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society recently issued guidelines for MS patients about coronavirus.
World MS Day is officially marked on 30 May each year.
What is MS?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord. It is also known as a potentially disabling and autoimmune disease. It causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. MS is a chronic illness in which immune system attacks myelin, which is the protective layer around nerve fibers. This causes inflammation which can make it hard for your brain to send signals to the rest of your body. Eventually, the disease can cause permanent damage to the nerves. Some people with severe MS may lose the ability to walk. The cause of MS is still unknown. There is no cure for multiple sclerosis. However, treatments can help from attacks.
Multiple sclerosis symptoms may differ from person to person.
The main symptoms include fatigue, difficulty walking, vision problems, such as blurred vision, problems controlling the bladder, numbness or tingling in different parts of the body, muscle stiffness and spasms, problems with balance and coordination, problems with thinking, learning and planning. Scientists believe that a combination of environmental and genetic factors contribute to the risk of developing MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50. MS is 1 of the most common causes of disability in younger adults. This disease affects women more than men.
If you have been diagnosed with MS, it’s important to take care of your general health because with MS it’s really difficult to maintain your work life with this health condition.
Anything you do with this condition is not easy! Like, if you are an actor, it can affect your career very much. You give your all personal time to your profession. This can affect your physical and mental condition both. We will never understand the actual struggle behind these pretty faces, what a person is actually going through and this is the actual meaning of acting.
Recently actress and famous model Iman Ali took this post to her Instagram. She is trying to spread awareness against MS. 4 weeks ago on 7 Feb 2020 in a new video, she shares her toughest journey of life and how she is dealing with MS. It’s been 14 years since she is diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis.
In her recent video, she said, “My body started to get numb during the shoots. I thought it was regular fatigue. But the reality was something else. In 2006, I was at the peak of my career. I had my pictures on the cover of every magazine.
Shoib Mansoor offered me a role in his film. Everything was perfect. But then multiple sclerosis happened. And it became the biggest challenge of my life. Nobody knows anything about this condition. People don’t know what multiple sclerosis is. What the symptoms are, how it feels. What the triggers are. It’s very difficult to live with multiple sclerosis. Sometimes all of a sudden while reading the script everything gets blurred.
— ARY News (@ARYNEWSOFFICIAL) February 13, 2020
Even after sleeping for eight hours, fatigue does not go away. There is a constant fear, how the day would go. The saddest thing is that no one has ever acknowledged that even in this condition, I never gave up, kept doing my job, and got married too. Take care of yourself, if you ever feel any symptom of MS, do not ignore, and go to a neurologist at your earliest. Always remember that early diagnosis and consultation with a neurologist can save you from lifelong disability. From today, be your own strength. And do no wait to beat MS”
She uses these hashtags to spread awareness, #IntezaarNaKaro #LetsBeatMS #LivingWithMS
The previous year, on world MS day, Iman Ali post her blurfie on Instagram with the caption of,
“Maybe some of you know already know that I am living with multiple sclerosis. It’s a part of my life now and my lifestyle has completely changed. My speech, movements, everything is impacted. But I am fighting on, like all the other patients who are living with this disease. “MS affects the nerves in the brain, and the most common symptom is blurred vision. When there is a relapse, the blurred vision is also accompanied by dizziness.
So in honour of World MS Day, 30th May – I am uploading a #Blurfie and urge you all to show support. Change your profile pictures to a Blurfie”
Nobody is perfect. Everyone has its own imperfections and nobody wants to show it to others especially when you are the star of the nation. Hats off to Iman Ali for sharing her long struggle with this autoimmune disease and for creating awareness among people. Because commonly nobody knows about this disease. It’s not a common one but it is getting.
So the people who are less immune and suffering from MS are instructed to have more precautions to protect themselves from Corona.