Medical Minute: Jack Osbourne diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis

Jack Osbourne, the 26-year-old son of rock musician Ozzy Osbourne and music manager Sharon Osbourne, has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

Other celebrities afflicted with the nerve disorder include actress Lola Falana, the late comic Richard Pryor, and R&B singer Tamia.

MS is a disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own nerve cells by eating away at the sheath that protects the nerves similar to the insulation coating covering electrical wires in your home.

Once the protective coating on the nerve is damaged, the flow of electricity from the brain to the body is interrupted.

People with severe cases of multiple sclerosis may lose the ability to walk or speak, according to the Mayo Clinic.

There is no cure for multiple sclerosis. But with medication and therapy the debilitating symptoms of MS may be alleviated, delayed or controlled (for a long period time). 40% of people with MS reach the 70th year of life. The main cause of death of people with MS is suicide.

*SIGNS and SYMPTOMS

Signs and symptoms of MS depends upon the location of the nerve damage. Signs/Symptoms of MS include:

  • Numbness or weakness in hands or feet which eventually spreads to arms and feet
  • Burning pain in leg or arm muscles after mild exertion (example: walking up 1 flight of stairs)
  • Feeling tired all the time (easily fatigued)
  • Depression, feeling of hopelessness
  • Dizziness, vertigo (room feels like it’s spinning)
  • Loss of balance, stumbling, difficulty walking
  • Bumping into walls, doors or furniture
  • Lack of coordination
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tremors in hands
  • Visual problems (double vision, uncontrollable eye movements)
  • Hearing loss, Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Facial pain
  • Tingling sensations, pain in hands and/or feet
  • Constipation or difficulty urinating
  • Decreased attention span, memory loss
  • Erectile dysfunction in men
  • (See full list of symptoms)

    *If you experience these symptoms it doesn’t mean you have MS. You should consult your physician or healthcare provider for an evaluation.

    DIAGNOSIS

    There are no specific diagnostic tests to detect multiple sclerosis. The disease is diagnosed by ruling out other medical problems that may be the cause of your symptoms.

    Tests include neurological exam, eye exam, blood tests, MRI scan, nerve function studies (to test the electrical impulses from your brain), or a spinal tap procedure performed under local anesthetic in which a long needle is inserted into your spine to collect fluid for testing.

    TREATMENT

    Treatment includes steroid drugs such as cortisone and Prednisone to relieve the inflammation. Your doctor might prescribe oral prednisone tablets or intravenous methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol) once a month. (A nurse can come to your home to administer the IV Solu-Medrol.)

    Doctors might also prescribe antidepressants, anti-anxiety meds, muscle relaxers for the painful spasms, drugs for your bladder to help you urinate, and laxatives for constipation, among other drugs.

    A physical or occupational therapist can teach you stretching and strengthening exercises, and show you how to use devices that can make it easier to perform daily tasks.

    This has been your Medical Minute.

    More info on the web

    Multiple sclerosis – Mayo Clinic

    Multiple sclerosis – PubMed Health

    Multiple sclerosis – National MS Society

    Multiple sclerosis – Wikipedia

    DISCLAIMER

    Any medical information published on this blog is for your general information only and is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice. You should not take any action before consulting with your personal physician or a health care provider. Sandrarose.com and its affiliates cannot be held liable for any damages incurred by following advice found on this blog.


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    56 Responses to “Medical Minute: Jack Osbourne diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis”

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      Sad I hope he didn’t pass it onto his daughter…

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      mrsloveleigh says:

      hate to hear this. THis family is crazy but lovable and I wish them the best

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      Gigi26 says:

      Man that’s sad, he lost a lot of weight too, life was on the up…I pray he handles it well.

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      :sad:

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      !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

      :sad: WOW! HOPE THIS DOES NOT GET WORSE FOR HIM

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      Flawless says:

      that’s horrible, and he’s so young :no:

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      hell_on_heels says:

      Oh WOW!!! Well with their resources I’m sure he’ll have top notch treatment (not trying to be mean or funny)…..hopefully as medical technology advances the mass public can have such access…..when it comes to one’s life, it shouldn’t always be about money….

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      WUT-IZ-SWAGU says:

      The good news (I guess) is that they found it early so the treatment can help reduce the symptoms and prolong his life…

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      Bibi says:

      That’s horrible….

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      I Go There says:

      Damn.. MS is a tough one

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      NaijaGal says:

      I wonder if drugs has anything to do with it in some cases…Richard Pryor and Jack were into cocaine and I’m sure a bunch of other ish…can’t speak for Lola, Tamia or even Montell Williams :thinking:

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      Usual Suspect says:

      :sad:

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      WUT-IZ-SWAGU says:

      :pray: Lord help me… I am going veggie for the next two weeks to um… cleanse? I always feel healthier after I lay off meat for a while… :shrug:

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      Tami Hoodrat Roman Noodles says:

      Thanks Sandra!

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      WUT-IZ-SWAGU says:

      :offtopic:

      Has anyone tried the social groups on Meetup.com? What were your experiences?

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      lovezoe says:

      Naja- I went to high school with someone with MS. He was a football player, next thing you know he had MS. I am not sure of the origin.

      WUT- I have. Mostly good experiences. I have walked away with a couple good friendships.

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      Eazy says:

      so no gossip from the weekend :waiting:

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      CookieMonsterZ says:

      So sad. TY for the info Sandra.

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      WUT-IZ-SWAGU says:

      lovezoe says:

      Naja- I went to high school with someone with MS. He was a football player, next thing you know he had MS. I am not sure of the origin.

      WUT- I have. Mostly good experiences. I have walked away with a couple good friendships.
      ——————–
      Cool I found a couple I am interested in joining. Thanks

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      prynsexxx says:

      Damn.

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      Usual Suspect says:

      on meetup – I know a couple of people that use that for their business. Haven’t heard anything bad…..

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      MZ_CARAM3L74 says:

      Auntie I always wondered what ailment Tamia had…since she basically stopped dropping new music?

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      CookieMonsterZ says:

      so no gossip from the weekend
      ______________________________________

      Blind item came out that says a pretty popular R&B singer will reveal his true sexuality in his next album.

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      KyCakes says:

      This gave me the sads….He worked so hard to loose that weight, change his lifestyle and to really be health conscience…

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      candibfly says:

      i believe tamia has new music out now (and an upcoming album?) :yes:

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      WUT-IZ-SWAGU says:

      Usual Suspect says:

      on meetup – I know a couple of people that use that for their business. Haven’t heard anything bad…..
      ————————
      I know some friends that use it for networking. But I saw a few geared towards us that I was considering.

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      hell_on_heels says:

      says:

      so no gossip from the weekend
      ______________________________________

      Blind item came out that says a pretty popular R&B singer will reveal his true sexuality in his next album.

      __________________________________________________________________________

      Ummm, is it Miss. Trey Songz…???!!!

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      Eazy says:

      so no gossip from the weekend
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Chris Bosh baby mama Allison Matthis lost her secretary job and applied for food stamps
      :mad:
      waiting for Sandra to post something new on it…Like did she Qualify for em :lol:
      :thinking: <—- me waiting

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      Eazy says:

      i believe tamia has new music out now (and an upcoming album?)
      ___________________________________
      her sexuality gone be revealed?

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      NaijaGal says:

      WUT WUT in da BUTT
      I joined a ‘black’ one here in Dallas and it’s pretty cool…always something to do…go for it

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      Eazy says:

      Chris Bosh baby mama Allison Matthis lost her secretary job and applied for food stamps
      _______________________________
      :hahaha: Noooooo is that bish crazy or something?

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      candibfly says:

      i was sayin tamia has a new album out bc someone said that she just stopped doing music

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      YSoSrs says:

      *waits for a new post*

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      JMO says:

      NaijaGal says:

      WUT WUT in da BUTT
      I joined a ‘black’ one here in Dallas and it’s pretty cool…always something to do…go for it
      ______________________________________

      My friend joined one in Dallas :think:

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      WUT-IZ-SWAGU says:

      NaijaGal says:

      WUT WUT in da BUTT
      I joined a ‘black’ one here in Dallas and it’s pretty cool…always something to do…go for it
      ———————–
      Cool! I am!

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      kimberly1969 says:

      There a many people that have MS and it goes diagnosed. I had troubles with my eyes and went to a retinal specialist who after running a battery of test came in to tell me he believed I had MS.

      I had no idea what MS was and what caused it. I just know that after beginning treatment, I began to resent it. Luckily had/have a very good support system in place. It is difficult to come to grips with but once you do, depending on the type of MS you have, it is easy to forget you have it and life goes on. It is made worse by people that want to over compensate.

      Hopefully Jack Osbourne has a great team around him and lives to a nice old ripe age. That is what I am shooting with myself.

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      KyCakes says:

      Eazy says:

      Chris Bosh baby mama Allison Matthis lost her secretary job and applied for food stamps
      _______________________________
      Noooooo is that bish crazy or something?
      ———————————————————————
      So wait… :thinking:

      What am I missing? If Bosh-iraptor isn’t paying sufficient child support, why is everyone coming down on her?

      *Disclaimer*
      I dont’ know the whole story, this is why I ask…Please fill me in like Craig David…

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      WUT-IZ-SWAGU says:

      Gone to eat.. my faux food… veggie based food products made to look like real meat…

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      Bibi says:

      @Ky

      I heard she gets 2700 a month from him but that can’t cover her mortgage….

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      boistop says:

      MS is debilitating
      Praying that he doesn’t have quick progression of symptoms

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      I dont know the full Story.Im waiting to read it.
      From my understanding he pays $2600 a month :shrug:

      some folks are saying she’s bitter and is trying to disgrace him.
      I do know that anytime he wants any extra time with the Little girl he has to take Allison to court ,Idk.Im just trying to get the scoop #nosey :grin:

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      NaijaGal says:

      KyCakes supposedly he only pays $2600 a month in support…she had a job as a secretary that she lost (don’t know if she was fired or laid of), house is facing foreclosure…basically her only source of income is the $2600

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      I hope he identifies a new strength with this tribulation.

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      missmiami says:

      :( wow. I used to enjoy their reality show. Ozzie wAs so :snort: out

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      I Go There says:

      NaijaGal says:

      KyCakes supposedly he only pays $2600 a month in support…she had a job as a secretary that she lost (don’t know if she was fired or laid of), house is facing foreclosure…basically her only source of income is the $2600
      ___________________________________________________

      Oh damn.. child support huh?

      :coffee:

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      Eazy says:

      Well she needs to come back to reality if she cant get by off $2600 a month. :coffee:

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      uumh i agree Eazy. :shrug:
      again I just want to know if she Qualified for em

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      Eazy says:

      Well she needs to come back to reality if she cant get by off $2600 a month.
      ********************

      Exactly or find a new job!!!

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      NaijaGal says:

      IGo yup…groupie rule 101 somehow backfired on her…their child support must’ve been determined in Texas :lol:

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      I Go There says:

      Eazy says:

      Well she needs to come back to reality if she cant get by off $2600 a month.
      _________________________________________________

      I think that if thats her only means of support then she should have the kid taken away from her an put with the father…

      :coffee:

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      I Go There says:

      NaijaGal says:

      IGo yup…groupie rule 101 somehow backfired on her…their child support must’ve been determined in Texas
      _________________________________________

      Oh okay… thats what it is.

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      Eazy says:

      I think that if thats her only means of support then she should have the kid taken away from her an put with the father…
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      $2600 should be able to take care of her and the child if she prob got off her high horse.

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      missmiami says:

      She better page shaunie to cast on BBW Miami :thinking:

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      Audacious2 says:

      I’m confused about Mimi saying she’s been dating Stevie J for 15yrs. This was reported in 2008 “…Whoopi Goldberg’s daughter, Alexandrea Martin, 35, is engaged to music producer Stevie J. Martin and Stevie J have dated for the past 6 years, and became engaged this past year.”

      So how old is Mimi & Stevie’s daughter? or is that really his daughter? :think:

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