According to a recent study, transdermal magnesium therapy for Motor Neurone Disease proved to be very effective for patients. Scientists claim such a therapy soothes muscular symptoms of those who suffer from this disease. A group of researchers from Cardiff University pointed out supplementing magnesium transdermally is a very effective therapy for those with Motor Neurone Disease.
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is known as group of neurodegenerative diseases which affect brain’s motor neurons as well as the spinal cord. Motor neurons are nerve cells located in the spinal cord. Their fiber projects outside the spinal cord. This way, they control the muscles and glands. If these cells deteriorate, a person’s body gets weak and they lose muscle function. Also, it increases mobility loss and stiffness.
A patient with MND will get legs cramps, speech difficulties as well as chewing, swallowing and breathing problems. Some of the patients even change their behavior, developing a rare form of dementia. In the United Kingdom, six people per day are diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.
Every 100,000 individuals in the UK are affected each year. There are almost 5,000 people living with MND in the UK at any one time. At the moment there is no cure for this disease. However, there are some sort of treatments which aim to help people with this condition. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence insisted on managing the symptoms so that people with MND can have a better life.
Magnesium is a vital mineral involved in over 300 different biochemical reactions in our bodies. Most importantly, it relieves muscle tension and cramping. Lots of patients with MND are given magnesium supplements to ease their symptoms. The traditional method of introducing magnesium in one’s body is by swallowing magnesium supplements or eating magnesium-rich foods on a regular basis.
However, according to scientists, transdermal magnesium therapy is easier and faster than the traditional method. When applied directly on the skin, magnesium is absorbed into the skin tissue. This is a very effective and easy technique especially for patients with swallowing problems. Many MND individuals have troubles swallowing and they cannot take magnesium tablets.
Moreover, when swallowed, magnesium supplements are not properly absorbed. Nevertheless, using transdermal magnesium therapy increases magnesium levels in one’s body. The fact that Magnesium therapy for Motor Neurone Disease proved to be so effective may visibly help those who struggle with such a disease. Not only patients with MND will benefit from this type of therapy, but also their families and friends as they will be able to ease individuals’ pain.
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