Infusion Services for Multiple Sclerosis

October 29, 2012 · No Comments

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex and chronic disease affecting as many as 350,000 people in the United States. Approximately 200 new cases are diagnosed every week. A few short decades ago, the outlook for patients with MS was poor and there were no treatments to help reduce disease progression. Many patients were told, “You have MS and there is nothing we can do for you. Go home and live your life.” Treatment for MS has evolved since then.

Beaufort SC infusion servicesToday there are self-injecting medications that help reduce disease activity and slow down the progression of disability. In recent years, research in the field of MS has expanded and we have learned that combining these self-injecting medications with intravenous (IV) medications can enhance efficacy, resulting in significant improvement. Combination IV therapies are ever increasing in the treatment of multiple sclerosis and with continuing research may represent a suitable therapy choice for many patients.

Infusion therapy involves the administration of intravenous medications directly into the bloodstream through a vein, usually in the arm. In the case of MS, these medications go from the bloodstream into the central nervous system where they help reduce inflammation and prevent further damage. This can result in fewer relapses, reduction in MRI lesions and less disability.

Infusion therapy drugs used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis include immunosuppresants, chemotherapy-immunosuppressants, immunomodulators, and monoclonal antibodies.

If you are seeking a local Beaufort SC infusion services provider, consider us at Palmetto Infusion. We offer Beaufort SC infusion services in our clinic here as well as in other clinics throughout the Carolinas.

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