Multiple Sclerosis Argumentative Essay

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Is Multiple Sclerosis Hereditary or Pathogenic? When you have a parent that has a disease that has no cure yet it can be a helpless experience. When you don’t know what is happening to you mother or father you want to learn all that there is to learn about the disease, and about the possibilities of a cure ever being discovered. Your head is always filled with questions that you don’t have the answers to. You also want to know how your mom or dad got the disease in the first place. Was it something that they caught or were they genetically predisposed to having it? Was there something they could have done or was there was nothing that they could have done to stop it? Is it something that can be passed down to you? My mother has one of these…show more content…
There is a lot less known about the origin of multiple sclerosis, and that is the stuff that I really want to know about. From information that I gathered on the Utah Valley University database, which I will cover later, there are two theories. MS can either be pathogenic or hereditary. Both theories have a lot of data to support them making each believable and worth looking at. With the knowledge of how it originates it can better be combated and maybe in the future it could even be cured. But the question still remains, is MS hereditary or is it…show more content…
and was entitled “Radical Changes in Multiple Sclerosis Pathogenesis”. Here, they provided a comprehensive overview on the “(sub)cellular origin of ROS during neuro-inflammation as well as the detrimental effects of ROS in processing underlying MS lesion development and persistence” (141). In addition, they discussed clinical and experimental studies highlighting the therapeutic potential of antioxidant protection in the pathogenesis of MS. They told about how despite the promising results that were observed in the animal studies, the data was still limited (143). This article was one that I really found interesting. Its focus was mainly on the origins and effects of the lesions that accompany MS for many patients. But that was not the most exciting part for me. The last section that talked about the therapeutic potential of antioxidant protection gave me new interest on how discovering the origins of a symptom of MS lead to a way that the MS could potentially be

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