MS symptoms, while not all inclusive, can help determine if you are at risk for developing the disease. The main MS symptoms that may be present in you or someone you know are:
The most common MS symptom is persistent joint and muscle weakness. This is due to the fact that demyelination, a muscle weakness resulting from inflammation and increased pressure, can lead to a variety of MS symptoms. If you notice that your joints feel stiff and sore, even when relaxing, this is usually a sign of secondary symptoms of MS. You may also feel constantly fatigued and experience fatigue in other areas of your body that aren't related to your legs.
Another common MS symptom that many people do not associate with this disease is fatigue. A fatigue that occurs solely due to MS and not because of a physical trauma or illness is called spasticity. Spasticity is caused by the breakdown of bone and muscle tissue that occurs as a result of the inflammation and swelling of the central nervous system. This type of fatigue is also common among those who have a secondary MS diagnosis and is often attributed to problems with motor functions, such as weak bladder control, or difficulty concentrating.
MS symptoms may also be confused with symptoms from other conditions, including: stress, infection, withdrawal, insomnia, and depression. However, these other conditions are not caused by MS. MS attacks the central nervous system, damaging nerves and axons. While these issues can occur on their own, MS often occurs as part of a cluster of symptoms. Some of the most common include:
These are the most common symptoms that MS patients can experience, although there are others that MS patients may not immediately recognize. If left untreated, they may appear in a later phase of the disease and only become more acute. Some of these may appear in an initial attack, while others may occur on a continuous basis.
MS can affect any area of the body, but it is most commonly found in the central nervous system, specifically in the brain and spinal cord. The central nervous system controls all of the functions of the body, including the eyes, ears, muscles, and internal organs. Some of the most common MS symptoms include: depression, speech problems, weakness in the muscles, short-term memory loss, coordination difficulties, abnormal sensations in the joints, flu-like symptoms, auras, pain, and altered perceptions. MS is often coupled with or accompanied by one or more secondary symptoms such as Parkinsonism, hyperthyroidism, rigidity, ataxia, or impulsivity.
Myelin is a substance that is produced by the body in response to the myelin sheath that is present in the body. When the myelin sheath is impaired, the brain does not respond appropriately. MS can affect individuals regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, and whether they are Caucasian or Asian. While the symptoms are most often found in people who are white, they can also affect African American, Hispanic, and Pacific Islander ethnicities. One of the first steps to treating MS symptoms is to find out the specific cause of the condition and to find the proper medical treatment.
The most common symptoms of MS include: loss of balance and coordination, difficulty walking, bladder control, problems with hearing, slowed movement, and slower processing of information. In some cases MS symptoms may appear more than once or even become more severe. These cases may require specialized medical attention. MS is a chronic, progressive disease that can affect anyone regardless of their race or gender. For this reason, it is imperative that individuals do whatever they can to prevent the development of MS symptoms or to treat them when they arise.
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