Multiple sclerosis or MS is defined as a progressive neurological disease that may affect the several areas of the central nervous system. It’s believed to be an autoimmune disease. In layman’s terms MS is a brain illness that advances with time and slowly destroys the covering of the nerves, (the myelin). MS attacks the myelin leaving holes in the covering of the nerves. This causes the nerves to misinterpret information from the brain, kind of like a toy that’s been wired wrong. You want to move one way but your body just doesn’t get the signal right. It’s this misinformation that causes coordination and walking problems, an overwhelming feeling of tiredness, lack of bladder and sometimes bowel control, (incontinence), and blurred vision.
While today MS is incurable there is promising research being conducted with wonderful results.
I will continue to explore MS and in future blogs including my discoveries on the research and its results.
For More information on MS and its causes, research and support contact the MS Society at www. mssociety.org
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The reasons for incontinence are many and varied. Sometimes women may develop temporary urinary incontinence due to changes in the strength of the muscles supporting the bladder due to pregnancy and child birth. In cases like this simple exercises are all that are needed to correct the problem. Sometimes Overactive Bladder Syndrome is the culprit. In men the infections of the prostate and enlarged prostate glands can cause leakage or even complete incontinence. Often these are temporary and correctable, but while the issue is occurring it is stressful and can be embarrassing. It is good to know that there are different kinds of protection available from pantie and boxer liners (and adult “pull ups”), to full on bedding and furniture covers that prevent damage to valuable possessions. Any time you or a loved one experiences more than an occasional “accident” it’s time to seek professional help. Starting with your family Internist, progressing to Urology and, if appropriate, to your Geriatrician. Early detection may keep little problems from becoming big ones. We are advocates of screenings and annual physicals!
Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s & Dementia are all degenerative diseases that ultimately result in complete incontinence. We will be examining signs and symptoms of each of these in coming issues as well as places to go to get more information.
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“INCONTINENCE”… yes, I said incontinence, it means the bladder or some other important body part that used to hold urine in doesn’t work so well any more. Millions of Americans suffer from one form of incontinence or another today. Not very long ago Whoopi Goldberg had commercials on TV discussing a form of incontinence. Incontinence is not going away; in fact, as the population ages it is going to become more and more of an issue that every household faces. How we face it becomes the question.
There are many solutions; some are as easy as a visit to a specialist (urologist) and a trip to the pharmacy. Others are more difficult and may result in a family member housed in a nursing home. In the next weeks we will explore some of the causes of incontinence and what, if anything can be done about it.
I have been using coconut oil for a while now, I actually add it to my morning coffee. I find it quit enjoyable.
I was doing research on coconut oil for my own benefits, I came across this article regarding the benefits of Coconut oil and Alzheimer’s. I found this excellent article on the benefits of Coconut oil and Alzheimer’s.
For more information:
Here is a direct link to the video from CBN.com that talks about a study on Coconut oil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls6VE3ZagUI
Alzheimer’s and Coconut oil
Two Exciting Alzheimer’s Advances: A Novel Early Detection Test Using Peanut Butter, and a Study Evaluating Coconut Oil
Benefits of Coconut Oil Make Headlines Again
In related news, Florida researchers are also looking into whether coconut oil might be of benefit against Alzheimer’s. Three years ago, I published Dr. Mary Newport’s theory that ketone bodies, an alternative fuel for your brain that your body makes when digesting coconut oil, might offer profound benefits in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
At the time I said that, should her theory turn out to be accurate, it could be one of the greatest natural health discoveries in a long time. Now, Dr. Newport’s research is being used to launch one of the first clinical trials of its kind to test her theory. The research is being done at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute.
Sixty-five patients diagnosed with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s have been enrolled to evaluate the effects of coconut oil on the disease, compared to a placebo. Dr. Newport hopes to have the results within a year.
This issue strikes close to home for Dr. Newport, whose husband has been battling the disease for years. As reported by CTV News:4
“While there is currently no clinical data showing the benefits of coconut oil on the prevention and treatment of dementia, Newport — whose husband Steve was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at age 51 — said she began to see improvements after starting him on four teaspoons of coconut oil per day.
‘Before the coconut oil, he could not tie his shoes. His weird slow gait… That improved. He walked normally and he was able to start running again.
He was able to start reading again, his conversation improved dramatically and then over several months we saw improvements in his memory,’ Newport said. Prior to starting him on coconut oil, Newport said none of the existing medications were working.”
LIQUAGUARD Solutions recently participated at the Medtrade Confrence in Atlanta, GA. Medtrade is the largest home medical equipment exposition in the United States that allows attendees and exhibitors to share innovations, new products, and industry insights.
With many networking opportunities, this allows LIQUAGUARD Solutions to source and share cutting-edge materials and ideas that allow us to provide quality products and ease-of-use.
Below is a gallery from our time at Medtrade.
I received a testimonial today that I would like to share.
Dear LIQUAGUARD Solutions:
I am so pleased with the covers I received. Cindy was so helpful, my husband has Huntington’s Disease and I needed covers for his recliner and the car. Until now I was using various pads and towels, the covers make all the difference. Cindy, thanks for creating these products! Karen
It is comforting to know that we make a difference in someone’s lives. Being a caregiver is difficult, we are proud to have the products to make it easier for those who are caring for someone that is incontinent. Our mission is to provide dignity and improve the quality of life of incontinence patients, their families, and caregivers worldwide through the use of our innovative solutions