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Cut down on your salt intake to cut your risk of Multiple Sclerosis ahead of World MS Day!

by , 28 May 2013

Wednesday, 29 May is World MS Day. In an attempt to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis or MS, this year's theme is 'Kiss Goodbye to Multiple Sclerosis', with people around the world asked to wear red lipstick or a red tie. But you can take further action to reduce your risk of autoimmune diseases like Multiple Sclerosis simply cutting down on your salt intake…

 
Multiple Sclerosis or MS is an autoimmune disease that affects mostly young women, says Yahoo News.
 
It’s a degenerative illness where your health deteriorates over a period of time due to nerve damage through the body, affecting your quality of life as well as your mental and physical wellbeing, says ITINews.
 
Revealed: The true symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis or MS
 
Most people with Multiple Sclerosis first notice a problem controlling their muscles and balance.
 
But that’s not the only symptom to watch for.
 
As Multiple Sclerosis affects the central nervous system (CNS), which controls much of the body's functioning, Multiple Sclerosis comes with a wide range of symptoms that can affect your vision as well as other senses, as well as your sense of balance, motor co-ordination, bowel, bladder and sexual functioning, explains Mult-Sclerosis.com.
 
And as there’s no known cause or cure for Multiple Sclerosis, funding for more research is crucial.
 
But MS sufferers, desperate to get back to normal functioning, will try anything – even bee venom therapy, which uses the stings of live bees to relieve pain, loss of coordination, and muscle weakness, explains FSPHealth.
 
But this is a dangerous form of therapy as there’s high chance you’ll have a severe allergic reaction that could prove deadly.
 
That’s why safer forms of treatment are your best bet.
 
For example, new research has found that salt could be the trigger for autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis.
 
Here’s why it’s a good idea to limit your salt intake, whether you’ve already been diagnosed with MS or not!
 
That’s because nine out of 10 people actually consume too much salt.
 
And high-salt diets have been found to increase levels of a type of immune cell linked with autoimmune disease like multiple sclerosis and Type I diabetes, says FSPHealth.
 
That’s why the Dietary Guidelines recommend that you take in no more that a teaspoon of table salt per day, says WebMD.
 
So if you already have MS, it’s a good idea to cut salt out of your diet completely.
 



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