MS symptoms are often variable and unpredictable. One person may experience just one or few of the possible signs while another person may experience more. Occurs in up to 80% of those with MS, which can severely interfere with a person's ability to function normally at work and home, and can be the most pronounced symptom in someone who otherwise has very limited mobility. MS is not contagious and there is no cure for it.
A few common MS symptoms include: difficulty starting or finishing a word, frequent or long pauses while speaking, poor eye contact, muscular weakness and limited ability to perform routine tasks such as getting dressed or feeding oneself. In addition, one common sign of multiple sclerosis is a lack of muscle strength or limp. Another is a flare-up in the face or a rash that appears on the skin. MS triggers can be seasonal or come unexpectedly. The MS flare-ups can cause fatigue, difficulty concentrating or remembering things, decreased mental capacity and difficulty focusing or concentrating.
MS may also cause or worsen fatigue, which can be one of the many MS symptoms. Fatigue can affect all parts of the body and not just one area. Fatigue can occur without warning or be present and then disappear for weeks or months at a time. MS can also cause or worsen muscle spasticity, which can be one of the MS symptoms. Muscle spasticity can cause difficulty moving or performing simple tasks, which can also disrupt a person's lifestyle.
If you have MS, you will most likely be prescribed one or more anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve your symptoms. These medications can alleviate some of the pain caused by multiple sclerosis but do not treat or eliminate the cause of your MS. If you do not get an accurate diagnosis of MS from your healthcare provider, you may experience some of the following symptoms.
There are several types of MS treatments available to try to alleviate your MS symptoms. Your healthcare provider may suggest one of these treatments or a combination of treatments to help alleviate your MS symptoms. MS treatments may include: Alleviating the Quality of Life With Multiple Sclerosis Treatment (ASRT) Treatments can help improve quality of life in individuals with MS who experience fatigue and/or poor concentration, stiffness of muscles and joints, or shortness of breath. However, these treatments can only relieve your symptoms and cannot cure or reverse MS.
Corticosteroids/MS Regulators Corticosteroids are used to treat symptoms such as muscle spasms, inflammation and pain in the joints, skin and eyes. Side effects may include joint pain, increased sensitivity to light, water retention, swelling of legs or extremities and mouth sores. MS Regulators may also cause weight gain and hair loss. MS Treatments that include steroids can also damage other parts of the body and increase the risk of infection and cancer.
Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs MS drugs or DMARDs are usually given to patients who have signs of exacerbation and cannot get back to a normal state of health. MS drugs are designed to control and slow the progression of MS. Commonly prescribed medications include: Corticosteroids, which slow the damage done by MS; Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drug (DMARD), which can also slow or stop MS symptoms and disease progression; Medroxychloroquine (Aclonin) which is a strong anti-inflammatory agent; Baclofenib (Baclitazone) which is a medication used for bladder disease; and Methotrexate (Metoconazole) which is used to treat fluid retention, muscle spasms, cramps and itching/pain in the joints and muscles.
Physical Disability MS sufferers experience many different kinds of physical disabilities, which may include severe limitation of movements, difficulty of walking, altered gait, altered sensation of touch and taste. MS can cause permanent damage to the nerves of the spinal cord resulting in severe disability among people with MS. This kind of disability is known as "paralysis of movement". It may also result in permanent paralysis of muscles of the arms and legs, or of both the legs and arms. Other physical disabilities include numbness, tingling, loss of sense of taste, impaired smelling, swallowing and speaking ability, urinary and bowel problems, hearing impairment, shortness of breath and muscle cramps.
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