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Common Drug Used to Treat Asthma May Treat Multiple Sclerosis

Posted on February 14, 2016 by Disability Help Group

New research suggests that a common drug used to treat asthma may also help treat multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating condition that can completely change the quality of an individual’s life, which may lead them to seek Social Security disability benefits.

Multiple sclerosis is a condition that attacks the spinal column and brain. It affects all of the body’s muscles which can lead to problems with walking, speaking or even breathing.

Albuterol is commonly prescribed to help treat asthma sufferers. An early study suggests that when albuterol is combined with Copaxone (glatiramer acetate), a drug used for many patients who have multiple sclerosis, the benefits are increased.

What prompted researchers to even consider albuterol is that it is known to decrease a substance in the body that is connected to the onset of multiple sclerosis.

With the positive results of this small study, researchers will now expand into a larger study that can help determine if albuterol should become a normal part of treatment for patients with multiple sclerosis.

If you have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis or any other debilitating condition, you should contact a Social Security disability representative. They can help determine if you qualify to receive Social Security disability benefits.

Get a FREE Social Security disability guide and avoid the common mistakes many claimants make during their application or appeal. If you or your loved is suffering from a severe physical or mental disability, contact the Disability Help Group at 1-(800)-800-3332