Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) may begin with intermittent tingling sensation or numbness in the legs and arms. As the symptoms may appear and vanish periodically, the patient may make a delay in seeking treatment.
Early diagnosis and treatment can mitigate the symptoms of MS and slow the disease process. Promising treatments are now available in compounding pharmacy to address the symptoms of MS.
About 2.3 million people around the world suffer from multiple sclerosis, out which more than 400,000 live in the US. With appropriate treatment, many patients can achieve significant relief from MS symptoms. American Integrative Pharmacy, led by the judicious and stellar Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides compounding solutions for MS to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay, Orange County, Southern California areas, and from one coast all the way across to the other.
Factors Associated with MS
Certain factors are associated with patients of MS, which include:
- Two to four more women have MS compared to men.
- Caucasians are more commonly affected.
- The second highest group diagnosed comprises African American women.
- People raised in colder climes compared to those in warm climes are at a higher risk.
Role of Female Hormones
The high incidence of MS in women compared to men is a strong indicator that female hormones may have a key role to play in this disease. This observation was demonstrated in a study that monitored women diagnosed with MS during pregnancy as well as premenopausal or menopausal women with the disease.
In case of pregnant women, particularly in the last trimester, relief from the symptoms was experienced due to the surge of female hormones. On the other hand, women entering menopause experienced an aggravation of symptoms due to reduction of hormone levels.
Studies suggest that integrative pharmacy treatments such as Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), involving estriol and progesterone, can be very successful in providing relief from the symptoms of MS. An experienced compounding pharmacist can provide advanced solutions in consultation with the MS specialist.
The severity and progression of MS varies from one patient to another and can be unpredictable. Active symptoms may follow a period of remission in many cases. Diagnosis of MS can be successfully done with the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This imaging test will scan for lesions in the brain or damage to the spinal cord. Even if the symptoms of MS are absent, the disease can be diagnosed.
Once the diagnosis is accurately established for MS, the patient may consider advanced and result oriented treatments available in integrative pharmacy. Particularly in case of women, major hormonal influences are indicated as a key contributing factor to the disease.
The doctor may prescribe estriol and progesterone hormone therapy in conjunction with antiviral and antibiotic treatments. This treatment modality has been able to produce significant relief from the symptoms of MS in many women patients. Bioidentical hormone therapy may be more effective because it mimics the natural hormones very closely.
AIP provides both traditional and modern compounding solutions, including online prescription refills, to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay, Orange County, all over SoCal, and nationwide.
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Lomita, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.