Why Is There More Confusion About Multiple Sclerosis After Selma Blair Danced With the Stars?

INTERVIEW ON THE PRICE OF BUSINESS SHOW, MEDIA PARTNER OF THIS SITE.

Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed Wendy Bjork.

The Wendy Bjork Commentaries

When I saw Selma Blair competing on Dancing with the Stars,,  I was really happy for her, what an amazing opportunity!

But on the flip side, when I saw her do a  cartwheel and the splits, I knew the world would be really confused.  Confused about her condition.  How is she able to do these fantastic gymnastic moves?

 

First of all, Most people have no idea of what Multiple Sclerosis or MS is.

 

Secondly, for those who may have an awareness, they may be under the misconception that this life altering chronic illness is curable since Selma just danced across our screens so gracefully.

 

 Unfortunately, I am well aware of what real life with it looks like, since I have been living with MS and navigating it for over 30 years.

What is multiple sclerosis, or MS?

MS is an often disabling autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. With MS, the body’s immune system attacks nerve endings in the central nervous system. This disrupts the flow of information in the brain, as well as between the brain and body.

 

Symptoms can vary, but may include:

Fatigue

Numbness or tingling

Trouble walking

Weakness

Feelings of stiffness

Blurred or double Vision issues

Dizziness

Pain

Emotional changes

Depression

Cognitive problems with forgetfulness or concentration.

And my favorites, bladder and bowel problems.

 

MS  affects almost a million adults in the United States and  It usually begins between the ages of 20 and 40.  It is more common in women than in men.

 

There is not a cure, and Western medicine treatment options are limited as well as exorbitantly expensive.

Wendy Bjork, The Empress of MS, founder of heartsofwellness.com/you.

An extreme pioneer in advocacy and mentorship, Wendy is leading a global revolution to change the face of Multiple Sclerosis. 

In living with MS for over 30 years, she wishes to bridge the many gaps in care.

She empowers women by sharing the keys to begin their healing journey as well as igniting their most dynamic self.

Wendy has authored two books and co-authored a third, “Fired Up!” which is a #1 International bestseller. She contributes to the National MS Society’s Momentum Magazine.  She is regularly invited on discussions, podcasts, interviews to share her story and is a regular contributor on the Price of Business.com platforms.

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Photo credit: ABC/CHRISTOPHER WILLARD

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