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The 1st variation of different drugs and a number of Sclerosis fast grew to become the one resource for exact and independent info on a variety of complementary and substitute medication (CAM) methods that could reduction either within the administration of a number of sclerosis signs and in selling normal health and wellbeing and well being. the second one variation of this authoritative e-book keeps to supply trustworthy details on the Read more...

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S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved immune therapy for MS, the number of MS attacks was determined for people taking Betaseron and for another group taking placebo. The placebo-treated group had a 28 percent decrease in the rate of MS attacks. Similarly, the placebo group showed decreased attack rates of 33 percent in trials using intramuscular interferon beta-1a (Avonex), 13 percent in trials with subcutaneous interferon beta-1a (Rebif), and 43 percent in trials with glatiramer acetate (Copaxone).

5 Allergies A long history of speculation exists concerning the association of multi- ple sclerosis (MS) with allergies. This idea was especially popular in the 1940s and 1950s. Many different allergic substances have been proposed over the years. Various food allergies have been implicated in MS. Some studies have found that MS is more common in areas with high intakes of dairy products or gluten-containing grains, such as wheat, rye, oats, and barley. As a result, the consumption of dairy products or gluten has been implicated in MS.

Unconventional medicine in the United States. N Engl J Med 1993;328:246–252. Schwartz C, Laitin E, Brotman S, et al. Utilization of unconventional treatments by persons with MS: is it alternative or complementary? Neurology 1999;52:626–629. Shinto L, Yadav V, Morris C, et al. Demographic and health-related factors associated with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler 2006;12:94–100. Tindle HA, Davis RB, Phillips RS, et al. Trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine by US adults: 1997–2002.

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