Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as Myasthenia gravis, is an inflammatory disease of the nervous system that can affect not only the spinal cord and brain, but also the optic nerve. MS symptoms are unpredictable and diverse, depending upon which area of the nervous system is affected, and at what level. Some MS symptoms may be initially located in the visual system; for example, when a person is experiencing blurred vision. However, blurred vision often develops over time, and blindness sometimes occurs.
MS is considered a progressive disease, meaning that the symptoms tend to become worse and more disabling over time. In addition, MS often affects people at various stages of their lives teenagers have to deal with the challenges of teenage depression as much as adults do. MS symptoms and signs can also vary greatly between individuals, while they may share some common signs and symptoms. Some MS sufferers may have no identifiable early warning signs, while others may experience these symptoms much more severely. MS symptoms can include difficulty with concentrating, memory loss, and even personality changes. However, there is no way to determine whether or not someone actually has MS until the disease has progressed to a more severe stage.
There are a variety of different types of MS that affect the nervous system. MS can have both initial and secondary symptoms. The primary MS symptoms usually manifest in the form of widespread pain, numbness and other sensory symptoms most often in the hands and feet. Some people may even experience tingling in the arms or numbness in the legs. Some MS sufferers may have difficulty with speech, unable to speak properly due to loss of muscle control. In more severe cases, people may experience loss of balance, poor concentration, slurred speech, and even severe cases of coordination problems.
MS can affect any area of the body, but it typically begins in one area of the body and then spreads slowly throughout the body. MS typically affects the following areas of the body: the joints, bones, muscles, and other tissues. In most cases, the initial MS symptoms do not appear until a person has entered their thirties, which is why it is important to visit your doctor regularly. When MS first develops, the symptoms often do not become noticeable for anyone other than the person who was experiencing them.
MS symptoms may begin to occur for many reasons, including genetics, trauma, an infection, allergies, iron deficiency, vitamin deficiency, fatigue, or overexertion. Many people who have MS experience attacks of pain and numbness, which can be attributed to inflammation of the nerve. When the nerve is irritated, signals may become damaged or misaligned, causing the signal to be interrupted or misdirected. This may cause the signals to go through the brain and trigger another condition such as multiple sclerosis. MS sufferers may experience symptoms all of the time or only when certain triggers are present. Some people with MS symptoms may experience the disease only when an allergy to something such as dust or pollen is present.
If you suspect that you are experiencing MS symptoms, it is important that you go to an MS specialist, your GP, or a neurologist as soon as possible. It is important to get an accurate diagnosis at the very onset so that treatment can begin. Your GP or MS nurse can check your motor skills and cognitive functions, but cannot test you for MS until your doctor has diagnosed you with the disease. A neurologist can test your reflexes, balance, movement, vision, and hearing. They can perform a variety of eye exams to detect infections, eye swelling, or fluid build-up. A specialist will be able to tell your GP or MS nurse what kind of MS symptoms you are experiencing and determine the best course of action.
MS symptoms, if not properly treated, can become worse over time. This can result in difficulty walking, loss of bladder control, speech problems, slow healing, muscle weakness, fatigue, lack of concentration, depression, irritability, loss of balance, bladder and bowel control, and difficulty learning and concentrating. MS affects the body's neurological system, causing damage to the nerves in the brain and other areas. Treating the main problem, which is inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, is the most effective way to treat MS symptoms.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, "A variety of symptoms may be experienced by people with multiple sclerosis: headache, poor concentration, depression, decreased mobility, leg pain, loss of balance, weakness in the legs, frequent infections, poor eyesight, loss of mental function and irritability." These symptoms can have a devastating effect on quality of life, leading to lack of happiness and frustration in the general population. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments available, including medications, therapy, biofeedback, exercise and other techniques that can be used to improve symptoms, control symptoms and prevent worsening of depression, fatigue and other associated symptoms.
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