Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic and neurodegenerative disease that occurs mainly in young adults. It consists of the degeneration of myelin of the nervous system, a substance that protects neurons and other nerve cells and increases the speed of transmission of nerve impulses.
Multiple Sclerosis is one of the most frequent and disabling neurological diseases in young adults, especially in women. Women are about 3 times more likely to suffer from this disease compared to men and this is related to family history and social and urban environments.
In recent years, the incidence of this disease has increased. Without knowing exactly why, it is thought that it is due to its growth or the technological advances that allow its early diagnosis.
This condition has consequences in our society, not only for the use of health services but also for the low labor, early retirements and the possible dependence of a family member or caregiver.
In the Clinic of Neurorehabilitation we attend people affected by this neurodegenerative disease. The treatment sessions focus on recovering some necessary skills such as balance and gait and maintain patient skills related to mobility, sensitivity, manual dexterity, coordination and speed of movements, among others. Improving these aspects, the patients are autonomous for longer time being able to continue working or taking care of the house.
While we directly assist our patients with physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and psychology sessions, we also like to collaborate so that scientific research continues to find a cure or better treatments for people with Multiple Sclerosis. This year we helped spread the “Get wet for Multiple Sclerosis!” On July 9, 2017, the entries in the municipal swimming pools of Catalonia revert in favor of the Association of Multiple Sclerosis, you can consult more information at: http://mojateporlaem.org/
Now let’s wait for a sunny day to wear our swimsuit and take a dip in favor of all people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis