Demyelinating diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, disrupt the protective coating around your nerve fibers, hindering their ability to transmit signals to your brain. This can result in symptoms such as muscle weakness, fatigue, and problems with coordination and balance.Our neurology clinic in Beverly Hills offers at-home and telehealth services to help diagnose and treat these conditions, giving you the support you need to manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Don't let demyelinating diseases hold you back any longer – book an appointment with us today to take the first step towards a healthier future.
Demyelinating Diseases are a group of disease where myelin, which is the insulator of nerves, gets damaged, causing loss of neurologic function. Apart from the diseases described above, several other autoimmune diseases can cause demyelination, such as Sarcoidosis, Lupus or Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, as well as medications, electrolyte imbalances, or infections.
Symptoms depend on the location of the lesions. Frequent symptoms include:
Loss of vision in one eye, Pain behind one eye, Pain when moving eye
Tingling, numbness, burning sensation, pins and needles
Double vision, Diplopia
Urinary urgency, incontinence
Imbalance, Walking Difficulty
Muscle Spasticity, Stiffness
Confusion, drowsiness, and even coma
The diagnosis of a Demyelinating Disease gets established based on the time-course of symptoms and the appearance and location of Brain MRI lesions. Sometimes a spinal tap indicates the possibility of a demyelinating disease.
Because demyelination can be caused by many different diseases, an accurate diagnosis is necessary to determine the best treatment. Some available treatments include: Immunomodulatory medications, Steroids or Plasmapheresis