According to a recent study founded by the National MS Society, more than one million adults in the United States have multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a chronic, typically progressive disease in which the immune system damages the protective covering of nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms can include numbness, impaired speech, weakened muscular coordination, blurred vision and severe fatigue.
While there is no known cure for MS, there are several treatment options that can, in some cases, slow the progression of the disease.
What is infusion therapy?
Infusion therapy is an ideal way for people to effectively manage the symptoms of MS. Infusion therapy, or IV infusion, is used to deliver disease-modifying fluid medications intravenously or subcutaneously through a needle or catheter. Disease modifiers can change how MS behaves, slow its progression and reduce flare-ups. This method is a fast and effective way to deliver medications to the body because it bypasses the digestive system.
Can infusion therapy reduce MS relapses?
There are many DMTs approved by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for both the relapse-remitting and primary-progressive forms of MS. In fact, clinical trials have shown this medication helps reduce relapse rates and slows the worsening of disability in both forms of the disease.
Infusion treatments work well for many people with MS because the medications suppress the immune system and therefore its reaction to MS attacks. If you or a loved one is struggling with the crippling side effects of MS, call Astera Infusion Therapy for skilled and compassionate infusion services in central Jersey. We provide the infusion therapy you need with the caring, comfortable experience you deserve. Call 732-390-7750.