Do you have MS symptoms? MS is a slow progressive disease of the nervous system that progressively damages the myelin in the brain and causes loss of mobility. It strikes without warning and without any apparent cause. Symptoms include severe pain and fatigue, blurred vision, inability to focus and co-ordination difficulties, speech problems, partial deafness and in some cases complete paralysis of the limbs.
The first step in getting MS diagnosed is to see a specialist such as a neurologist or orthopaedic surgeon. These professionals will conduct a variety of tests to identify if there is indeed a case of central nervous system myelin loss. These include MRI scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and X-ray tests. When a suspected case of MS is made, they will refer the patient to a rheumatologist for a more thorough examination and to discuss treatment options. At this point the patient may well be still suffering from symptoms to treatment may still be waiting. This is why it is very important that anyone who feels they may have MS symptoms is seen by a healthcare provider as soon as possible, in order to make a diagnosis as quickly as possible.
MS is classified as multiple sclerosis based on its central nervous system involvement. It is thought that the disease occurs when the myelin sheath breaks down. The breakdown of the myelin sheath can occur due to any number of reasons, some of which are more common than others. They include injury to the spinal cord, damage to the spine itself or abnormalities in the nervous system, including the brain, the spinal cord and the extremities. Any of these conditions can lead to MS symptoms.
If a doctor is unsure whether MS is present or not, he or she will refer the patient for a diagnosis. In the meantime, there are a variety of treatments available for MS depending upon the symptoms a patient has. Some of these include symptom suppressing medications, exercise and dietary management, and management of the disease through injections and other medications.
Spasticity and/or weakness affect roughly 50% of people with MS. Spasticity refers to any abnormal growth that isn't part of the normal condition of growing up. These include muscles, bones and ligaments that become soft or become swollen. MS symptoms often accompany spasticity but they can appear on their own.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disorder of the central nervous system. It is thought that multiple sclerosis (MS) is a result of the myelin sheath breaking down, but it isn't clear why. The condition affects the body's neurological system, affecting myelin and its transportation throughout the body. MS typically attacks the nerves and the brain, causing symptoms such as numbness, paralysis, decreased vision and short-term memory loss, along with a greater risk for stroke and heart attack.
Spasticity and weakness are two main MS symptoms that occur in roughly equal percentages in people with MS. In addition, the two symptoms are both considered treatable if they are not associated with other health issues or other neurological problems. However, when one is associated with MS, it's known as secondary symptoms. Secondary symptoms include any problems that aren't directly related to MS, such as: chest pain, breathing problems, difficulty breathing, dizziness, or lightheadedness.
People with multiple sclerosis are prone to developing autoimmunity. Autoimmunity is the process by which the immune system turns itself into a defense mechanism against normal tissue. Some autoimmunity occurs in response to exposure to pathogens. Examples of pathogens include bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. However, despite the common symptoms of MS, one must still confirm that they truly have multiple sclerosis before they can accurately determine which treatment options will work best for them. Doctors and researchers continue to study MS and all treatments to find the most effective way to slow down the progression of the disease, stop the symptoms from coming on, and allow patients to live a more normal life.
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