Dr. Stoll in the News
“But those that have Covid or are still in that post Covid syndrome with loss of smell, it’s going to be extra hard for them because not only are they not with family but they also can’t access those memories by making those foods that their grandmother or mother made for them” Stoll said.
Early signs of MS progression include:
Difficulty walking, frequent falls on near falls, missing steps, stumbling, worsening memory. Other early signs may include difficulty with fine motor skills, such as buttoning a shirt or time shoelaces.
“ One of the ways we know that multiple sclerosis is an auto immune disease unlike Alzheimer’s, where it’s more of a neurodegenerative disease with a weak or genetic link”, adds Sharon Stoll, D.O., A neurologist specializing in multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology at Yale School of Medicine.
My Greatest Accomplishment: Creating the first ITBP clinic specifically designed for people living with severe spasticity from multiple sclerosis and other neuro-immunological disorders, such as neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. What makes this clinic so unique is that ITBP therapy is usually reserved for people that are wheelchair-bound, typically from a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, or stroke.
In MS, damage to the myelin sheath interrupts signals traveling to and from the brain. This can result in physical, sensory, and cognitive symptoms. The symptoms may flare and recede and may be chronic or short term.