Dr. Oz has TV personality Meredith Vieira on the show today to talk about how she dealt with the diagnosis of her husband having Multiple Sclerosis. Meredith had a successful career on TV with the Today Show and she made the decision to put her family first and walked away from a lucrative contract. Many regular people make this decision to forgo their career to care for a loved one every day. Oz gets up close an personal with Meredith and her husband to talk about their struggles and their triumphs.
Multiple Sclerosis is an extremely complicated disease. It happens when the fatty myelin sheaths that protect the pathways for the brain to communicate with the spinal cord and the rest of the body are broken down. This is usually from a person’s own defensive mechanisms attacking this important membrane. A person may have days where they are perfectly fine and then suddenly lose all the ability to move one side of their body.
There is no known treatment or cure for MS. It just progresses at its own rate and continues for a lifetime. This presents many challenges for those trying to care for MS patients. all you can do is be there and help when needed. Meredith decided to put away her career to care for her husband. Today we will see exactly what it is like living with a loved one that has MS.
Hopefully oz will have some suggestions and new treatment ideas for people with MS to try. Maybe he will suggest some Holistic approaches that have shown promise. If you know or live with a person that has Multiple Sclerosis, you need to watch today’s show.
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