MS is a disease that affects millions of people around the world. In this section, you will learn about what causes MS symptoms, how to cope with them, and what therapies are available. MS symptoms can vary greatly from person to person, and they can also vary from outbreak to outbreak. Some of the more common MS symptoms include:
* Numbness or tingling sensations (sometimes just a little bit like pins and needles), sometimes fatigue. * Pain, particularly in the joints. * Fatigue. * Eye problems, such as blurred vision Multiple sclerosis can affect men and women equally and can begin in one form or another. It typically begins with a warning symptom that leads to loss of vision. However, it can also develop into a more serious disease.
Medication side effects can complicate multiple sclerosis symptoms. Often, depressed mood can worsen symptoms and vice versa. The sad fact is that the majority of medications available for MS treat only the symptoms. However, there are new and exciting treatments coming out all the time that actually treat the root cause of MS through a combination of medication and psychological therapy. Because of these medications, ms fatigue can be a thing of the past for some patients.
* Numbing of mouth pain, such as clumsiness and pain when eating food. * Feeling constantly tired. A sense that you may be losing control, even though you may be very aware that everything's okay. * MS symptoms may increase over time or decrease depending on your individual reactions to things. Some people have no symptoms at all, while others experience relapses with relapses.
There are several different ways, multiple sclerosis affects your body. You can experience relapses with the onset of your first episode. In this case, you might notice an increase in temperature, or shortness of breath. Another example is a change in bowel or urination habits, or loss of muscle control. When you notice these types of symptoms, you should seek an appointment with your doctor to discuss your multiple sclerosis symptoms, as relapses can occur at any time without warning.
MS progression is another reason why MS relapses. If you experience a relapse, there is a chance that you will experience further relapses within a short amount of time, or sometimes even longer. As MS progresses, there is a gradual decrease in your ability to recognize or move around various objects. Because MS progression tends to be progressive, relapses can happen anywhere along the way. However, by seeing your doctor regularly, you can identify any potential signs of deterioration so that you can manage your MS symptoms more effectively.
Multiple sclerosis usually begins in the central part of the brain called the brain stem. The nerve that controls your eyesight, vision, speech and muscle control is called the optic nerve. The nerves from the eye to the area that controls motor functions, including walking and talking are called motor nerves. A neurological disease commonly referred to as "MS" is believed to be caused by damage to these nerve areas.
Damage to the myelin sheath can also be a cause of MS. When myelin sheath begins to deteriorate, it can interfere with nerve signals, causing the myelin to be damaged or not work correctly. This can result in a number of symptoms, including poor night vision, extreme sensitivity to light and decreased muscle function. Your doctor will be able to determine which type of MS you have used certain tests, so get regular MS testing.
Another common sign of MS involves vision problems. Many people experience an initial flare up of MS symptoms, such as loss of vision, blurred vision or double vision. Other symptoms of MS include severe pain and fatigue, a loss of balance and difficulty concentrating. If you find that these symptoms occur on a consistent basis, see your GP, because this may be a sign of an underlying condition and should be treated accordingly.
Another sign of MS includes involuntary movements of the body. These can include uncontrollable shaking of the hands or feet, or the legs. Other symptoms often experienced are bowel movements that are difficult to control, or involuntary contractions of the muscles in the back, stomach and intestines. These may be caused by muscle spasms in the back or related conditions, such as MS, Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis. Your GP can test you for these conditions and provide a treatment plan.
Finally, another common sign of MS is a loss of balance and difficulty with coordinated movements, which can result in falls. This can be painful for the patient and even debilitating sometimes. It is important to consult with your GP on the onset of any unusual pains in the body, so that you can arrange for regular treatments to reduce or eliminate the symptoms. It may even be worthwhile for you to consider physical therapy as a means of treating your MS, as some treatments have been found to be effective in reducing pain and stiffness.
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