Multiple Sclerosis Treatment (MS)

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune neurological disease affecting the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). 'Sclerosis' means scarring or hardening of tiny patches of tissue. 'Multiple' is added because this happens at more than one place in the brain and/or spinal cord.


The symptoms of MS vary widely from person to person and can affect any part of the body. The main symptoms include fatigue, difficulty walking, vision problems, such as blurred vision, problems controlling the bladder, numbness or tingling in different parts of the body, muscle stiffness and spasms, problems with balance and coordination, problems with thinking, learning and planning.


Depending on the type of MS and the stage of the disease, symptoms may come and go in phases, or get steadily worse over time.

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1 Consultation
Initial consultation with a psychologist or psychotherapist.
2 Assessment
Appointment with a psychologist or psychotherapist for personal or computerized, detailed assessments of cognitive neuropsychiatric issues associated with mental health.
3 Follow-up
During the 2nd consultation with the psychologist or psychotherapist, a clinical diagnosis & follow-up strategy are discussed, explained and agreed upon.


Dementech uses some of the most advanced technological and clinical methods for the diagnosis and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. The diagnosis is based on clinical presentation, magnetic resonance imaging, lumbar puncture, blood tests and evoked potentials. The diagnosis is made by a consultant neurologist, specialised in MS.

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It’s not clear what exactly causes multiple sclerosis. There has been reported that a genetic predisposition based on parental DNA can have an effect in your chances of suffering from MS.


Possible causes of MS include:


  • Genetics: People who are related to someone with MS are more likely to have the disease
  • Lack of sunlight & vitamin D deficiency: MS is more common in countries that have less sunlight with lower vitamin D levels
  • Viral infections: infections such as glandular fever might trigger MS
  • Smoking – Smokers are almost twice as likely to develop MS in comparison to non-smokers
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Treatment for MS depends on the specific symptoms and difficulties the person has. It may include the treatment of relapses of MS symptoms (with steroid medication), treatment of specific MS symptoms, or for example treatment to reduce the number of relapses (disease-modifying therapies).


In the cases of increasing neurological disability, it is essential to sufficiently support the patients in their rehabilitation and disability management needs. In every case, the patient is supported by a team of many healthcare professionals working together.

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Can MS be treated?
There are many treatments that can minimise the effects of MS and help delay its development. However, there is no definitive cure for MS as of yet.

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Dr Lucio D’Anna – Consultant Neurologist in London
Lead Neurologist

Dr Lucio D’Anna is a Consultant Neurologist at the Department of Stroke & Neurosciences at Imperial College London NHS Trust. He is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London.

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Dr Soumit Singhai – Parkinson’s Specialist in London
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Dr Singhai has been a Consultant Physician/Geriatrician since 2009, initially at the Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust in London and then from 2016 he has been at the Lister Hospital in Hertfordshire.

Dr David Choluj is a Consultant Neurologist with a further extensive experience in Stroke Medicine and Neurological Rehabilitation, based in London.
Dr David Choluj – Consultant Neurologist
Lead Neurologist for MS

Dr David Choluj is a Consultant Neurologist with a further extensive experience in Stroke Medicine and Neurological Rehabilitation, based in London.

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Prof. K. Ray Chaudhuri – Parkinson’s Specialist in London
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