The team from the Institute of physical and chemical research in Osaka University recently said that they had developed a blood test method which can diagnose general multiple sclerosis treatments as if it is effective for patients.
Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system, the immune cells of patients mistakenly attacks myelin nerve cells causing symptoms such as visual obstacles, muscle weakness in patients.
Multiple sclerosis patients are usually appointed to have interferon injection before conducting multiple sclerosis treatments, in which it has to solve 2 main symptoms among others in ms patients:
More than half of people with multiple sclerosis suffer from inflammation of the optic nerve, causing blurred vision, color blindness, eye pain, maybe even blind. Multiple sclerosis treatments may need to use medication along the side. Other visual problems related to multiple sclerosis may include difficulty concentrating, abnormal eye movements, dizziness. In some cases, this condition disappears after resting.
Muscle spasms: the phenomenon of uncontrolled spasms in the muscles is very common in people with multiple sclerosis. The person may suddenly feel a sense of painful muscle spasms. Spasms can occur in the shoulders, neck, back, or any other region, but most commonly in the calf muscles. The stretching exercises and muscle relaxation can help in this case.
Researchers had conducted a test with 60 patients, they found out that the old multiple sclerosis treatments were not effective for 1/3 of the patients.
With blood tests conducted on these people, researchers found a high level of a protein named semaphorin4 A which covers on the surface of cells and sucks immune cells around. However, in some way it had moved these cells to go into the blood.
Patients who have a high level of this protein in their blood will have a more serious multiple sclerosis symptoms after medical treatment.
In the Journal of Immunology, the researchers said last year also had a new multiple sclerosis treatments. It only takes half a day to conduct a blood test in a simple way, which helps patients to choose an appropriate method and medication sooner.