Selma Blair an actress who has multiple sclerosis has quit Dancing With the Stars after four weeks, as her doctors told her to. Blair said on the show that she was told she had MS in 2018 and talked about her journey with the disease.
She said, “I was sick for so many years.” “I kept looking for ways to help myself, so getting a diagnosis of MS in 2018 was a huge relief. It was the start of getting better as a person.”
On Monday’s episode, the actress, who is known for her roles in Legally Blonde and the Hellboy movies, told everyone the news. She said, “I can’t go in with the other people.” “I did everything I could. When you have a long-term illness, there are some things you need to think about, and your body is definitely taking a hit. It’s way too much for my bones’ safety.”
What Is Multiple Sclerosis Or MS?
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society says that MS is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that often makes people unable to work. The National Institutes of Health says that in MS, the body’s immune system attacks nerve endings in the central nervous system. This makes it hard for information to move through the brain and between the brain and the rest of the body.
Symptoms can be different, but they could be:
- Numbness or tingling
- Trouble walking
- Feelings of stiffness
- Vision issues
- Bowel problems
- Emotional changes
What Causes It?
It’s not clear what causes MS, but the Mayo Clinic says it could be a mix of genetics and other risk factors like s*x, race, age, smoking, and certain infections.
What Is The Treatment?
MS has no treatment. When MS symptoms get worse, doctors may give you steroids to reduce inflammation or tell you to do physical therapy. Protein injections may be used as a preventive measure.
Treatment plans may involve a number of specialists, such as speech doctors, neurologists, and physiologists.
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