If the word “sclerosis” is said, most of us will imagine forgetting things, data, or memories. But sclerosis is not as simple as it may seem at first glance, and can take many forms, from disturbed cells in the brain, after arteriosclerosis to multiple sclerosis.
Sclerosis suffers from many people around the world, with the exception of not-known personalities. One of the major leaders who suffer from one type of sclerosis is Stephen Hawking. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which attacks the entire body, leads to gradual paralysis of the limbs. This scientific genius has no memory problems, yet it is sclerosis.
From a static point of view, only six out of a hundred thousand people suffer from this type of sclerosis. It can not be cured, and the current medications only delay the onset of the full extent of the disease when the body is paralyzed. Sclerosis takes care of destroying the cells in the spinal cord and gradually weakens skeletal muscles. Over time, the subject is unable to move. However, the brain activity remains completely untouched. Mortality is also very high and occurs between three and five years.2
Other sclerosis, which focuses on the locomotive apparatus, is multiple sclerosis. Even with memory, the memory is in perfect order. Multiple sclerosis focuses on the immune system, more precisely the human immune system begins to attack its own cells in the spinal cord or brain and consequently loses control of the nerves.
The more the disease becomes stronger, the more disturbing the normal functioning of sensory organs and the coordination of movement. The first symptoms start randomly and can occur anywhere. It starts with tingling in limbs, worsening eyesight, dizziness, etc. The most common victims of multiple sclerosis are people aged 20 to 40 years. This is more common in women than in men. Despite all this, there is no cure, but today there are various medications on the market that can significantly slow down the process and extend the normal life of the victim of this terrible illness.