Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a neurological condition characterized by a brief but intense attack of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord that damages myelin, the protective covering of nerve fibers. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis usually occurs following a viral infection but may appear following vaccination, bacterial or parasitic infection, or even appear spontaneously. As it involves autoimmune demyelination, it is similar to multiple sclerosis.
Our mission at Ben’s Friends is to ensure that patients living with rare diseases or chronic illnesses, as well as their caregivers, family, and friends, have a safe and supportive place to connect with others like them.
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General Discussion about ADEM
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Welcome to Complementary Therapies! This is the place to discuss the array of complementary healing modalities that many of us rely on to help us live healthier lives. Whether you're looking to do more to promote your own health while undergoing medical treatment, or are waiting to get medical treatment and are looking to do what you can to feel better in the meantime, this is the place to post your questions and information. We will discuss everything from acupuncture and chiropractic to nourishing our bodies, minds, and spirits. This is the place to discuss healing modalities that can complement medical treatment
A place to request prayers and healing energy for yourself or others, from our community of caring, supportive friends, for any issue(s) we deal with.
News From Bens Friends
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Discussion about this site, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.
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