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Maureen Mealy: Moving Treatment of NMO Forward
While the work being done to find a treatment for neuromyelitis optica is encouraging those in the field know they have not yet found a cure for the condition and that the agents being investigated will not help reverse the damage already done, which can be discouraging at times.
There are rare diseases and then there are ultra rare diseases. Neuromyelitis optica falls into the latter category but with a considerable amount of research behind it and a defined target to look at there has been success seen in finding treatments with more work being done every day.
While there are no approved treatments currently for neuromyelitis optica there is a considerable amount of work being done to help patients with this rare condition in the future.
At first glance, having patients with multiple sclerosis do yoga may seem unsafe and dangerous to their health. However, under the watch of a properly trained teacher and with careful monitoring this form of exercise has proven beneficial in even some of the most severe cases.
Vitamin D supplements may reduce the annualized relapse rate in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
A recent study describes the first treatment that completely halts all detectable inflammatory activity in the central nervous system (CNS) in patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) for a prolonged period and without the use of disease modifying drugs.
A treatment for multiple sclerosis may benefit patients with Parkinson's a study found.
Obstructive sleep apnea and sleep disturbances are linked to diminished cognitive ability in patients with multiple sclerosis.

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