Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a rare, but damaging disease. While symptoms can range in severity, an MS diagnosis can be scary and heartbreaking. Sadly, there is no cure for MS. Treatment can only target symptoms to help slow the progression of the disease.
What is MS?
MS occurs when your immune system attacks and destroys the natural, protective covering of your nerves. As the protective layer (known as myelin) is depleted, the signals sent from your brain to other parts of your body through your nervous system are no longer properly relayed. As a result of the nerve damage, individuals with MS may have trouble walking, suffer from extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, spasms, vision issues, and other issues.
MS does not affect everyone in the same way. Some individuals may have few symptoms, which can go untreated for quite a while. Others may suffer severely debilitating, chronic symptoms.
OCREVUS – FDA Approved For You
OCREVUS is an FDA-approved prescription medication for adults that must be administered via infusion by a healthcare professional. It is used to help manage symptoms associated with relapsing MS or primary progressive forms of MS (PPMS).
Clinical studies have been conducted on the effectivity of OCREVUS on MS symptoms. In a two-year study, OCREVUS was able to decrease MS relapses by almost 50%. Additionally, more than 80% of those taking OCREVUS have reported no relapses at all.
Those who take OCREVUS are 40% less likely to suffer from a debilitating progression of MS. In fact, 33% of those who participated in the two-year study saw over all improvements with their MS.
OCREVUS has been known to help suppress T1 Gd+ lesions as well. (Roughly 95% of all patients demonstrated a reduction in these lesions.) Similarly, OCREVUS helped to reduce T2 lesions as well in approximately 80% of all patients.
Your Local Texas Treatment Center
At ReinHealth, we know how MS can be unpredictable and often debilitating. Our knowledgeable, caring staff are here to help.
To better support our Texas community, ReinHealth has five convenient infusion locations. We offer MS treatment at all locations, including Dallas, Denton, Lewisville, Plano and Rowlett facilities. Each facility is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can call our intake department to schedule an appointment today, at 972-661-CARE (2273).
If you would like to learn more about how OCREVUS can help alleviate your MS symptoms, please contact ReinHealth today.
Source: Clinical trial data from Genentech Ocrevus