A central nervous system disorder (MSD) is a serious condition in which the central nervous system is irreparably damaged. This can occur because of an accident or through the natural process of aging. Multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms are varied and may include motor problems, loss of balance and coordination, speech difficulties, and problems with eye movements. These symptoms can make daily tasks like driving and walking difficult. MS affects almost half of all Americans over age 20.
The two main groups of MS symptoms are predominantly inherited - meaning that they are passed on from parents to children - and inflammatory. Inflammatory MS typically results from another disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis or Lupus. If the central nervous system disorder is first present at birth, it is called primary MS. If it develops later in life, it is called secondary MS.
MS symptoms affect the body's large muscle groups more than the small joints. Because MS causes myelin to break down, people who have MS experience weakness, fatigue, and decreased muscle and joint function. MS treatments often used for muscle fatigue focus on improving gait speed, strength, and range of motion. Exercise can improve fatigue but has not been shown to relieve the symptoms alone. MS patients should avoid sudden strenuous exercise, such as brisk walking, and should always rest when tired.
MS treatments that treat only part of multiple sclerosis symptoms often give bad results, leaving the patient with a more severe disability. MS sufferers who use medications to ease their multiple sclerosis symptoms often experience lessened multiple sclerosis symptoms. However, many MS sufferers take anti-inflammatory drugs to control their painful symptoms and find that these drugs have increased fatigue and loss of sleep. Corticosteroids, which are used to treat swelling, can cause side effects including fatigue, low blood pressure, constipation, thinning of the skin, hair loss, and nausea.
Corticosteroid drugs may help prevent MS symptoms from recurring after MS has been treated. These drugs may also help slow or stop the progression of MS. Corticosteroids may help alleviate some of the pain associated with MS because they reduce inflammation. MS doctors have found that some patients with MS may benefit from low dosages of steroids.
MS treatments come in many forms. MS patients who have already taken medications to relieve their MS symptoms may need additional medications to control the disease. MS treatments may need to be adjusted to meet an individual's needs. Medications for MS vary in the concentration and how long it takes before it starts to work. It may take several years before MS is controlled completely with medication treatments, although this goal can be achieved.
It is important for someone who has multiple sclerosis to recognize the signs of the disease regularly. By knowing the symptoms and what to look for, a person will be better equipped to know when there is a problem and to seek medical attention as soon as possible. MS patients who are aware of their multiple sclerosis symptoms can take proper care of themselves and avoid attacks. MS patients can also avoid multiple sclerosis attacks by identifying triggers and avoiding situations that may trigger an attack.
MS sufferers should not wait for MS symptoms to appear before starting MS medication. Once MS has been diagnosed, multiple sclerosis medications should always be taken according to the doctor's orders. MS medications should always be taken at least one hour before or after any meal or snack. Medications should also be taken as recommended by the doctor in order to avoid any possible adverse reactions. It is also a good idea to discuss medications with your doctor and ask any questions that you may have regarding MS medications.
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