MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS is a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of nerve cells. It occurs when the axons (the long projections of a nerve cell that transmit action potentials to other cells) are lost or damaged, causing lack of brain activity. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS can be difficult to diagnose because it shares some symptoms with other neurological disorders and diseases like Alzheimer’s dementia and ALS.
How to prevent MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
1. Don’t smoke
The study have shown that the risk of MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS increases by about 30% for each cigarette smoked. You can keep your MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS at bay by NOT smoking cigarettes and you can also help to prevent COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) by not smoking.
2. Stay at a healthy weight
The current number one risk factor for MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS is obesity, so you should be aware that as you lose weight it will decrease your risk of developing this disease. If possible, try to eat less fat, cholesterol and salt and you should also limit your alcohol intake.
3. Be physically active
Physical activity is the best way to maintain a healthy weight and to prevent many diseases. As mentioned above, there is strong evidence that physical activity can reduce the risk of MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. You should also try to increase your physical activity as you lose weight. This will help you to achieve and maintain your weight loss goals and will decrease your risk of MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.
4. Eat a good diet
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is protective for MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. In fact the number one risk factor for MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS is obesity, so you should be aware that as you lose weight it will decrease your risk of developing this disease. If possible, try to eat less fat and cholesterol and you should also limit your alcohol intake.
5. Eat a balanced diet
In addition to the above I recommend that you eat a balanced diet. This means include a combination of balanced protein, low glycemic foods and healthy fats or oils in every meal.