When Extreme Stress Reveals Multiple Sclerosis: A Case Report

Document Type: Case report

Author

Professor and Fulbright Scholar, World Wide Nursing Service Network, LLP 508 Twin Oaks Place, El Paso, TX 79912 in USA

Abstract

A prior history of healthy lifestyle may be misleading when we consider associated risk factors for developing a serious and debilitating condition such as multiple sclerosis under extreme stress. The author reports a case of a woman who lived a healthy life and yet experienced an unexpected event leading to the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. The patient’s condition was predominantly provoked by a major motor vehicle accident resulting in temporary paralysis. Significant family disbelief ensued for the way medical professionals addressed the patient’s concerns and questions. The author then reviews the literature on the onset of MS and highlights the importance of competent care, promoting hope for healing and dietary approach to manage multiple sclerosis.

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