There is a wide range of MS symptoms that are present when the disease affects the central nervous system. The symptoms can be classified as mild, moderate and severe. MS affects the body's muscles, joints, and also the tissues and organs. If left untreated, the disease can progress to affect the brain.
MS is a chronic and degenerative disease. It affects people of all ages with varying severity. The symptoms of MS generally start on one particular part of the body and then move on to another area of the body. This disease tends to have more relapses than other diseases. Relapses are characterized by the return of MS symptoms back into the point where they were absent before. Relapses happen when an acute attack of MS takes control again and this time the attack is more intense and lasts for longer periods of time.
A variety of MS symptoms exist and are categorized into three groups - sensory loss, muscular loss and speech and language. MS can cause extreme and permanent sensory loss, which includes permanent vision loss. In some cases, double vision may occur in patients. MS can lead to a loss of muscle coordination or even complete paralysis of certain parts of the body. MS symptoms that involve speech and language include fluency problems, stammering, slurring, or difficulty in swallowing.
MS symptoms may also include profound fatigue and poor quality of life. MS relapses and attacks can have a devastating effect on a person's family life and social life. Relapses can occur at any time, even during sleep. MS symptoms may include stiffness of muscles, painful urination, decreased sweating, muscle spasms and twitching, inability to balance, headaches, dry skin and mouth, frequent urinary tract infections, unexplained fever, urinary disorders and incontinence. Many times, MS symptoms do not display any repetitive physical activity until the disease is significantly advanced.
The majority of people with MS symptoms often experience worsening over time. People with MS experience an exacerbation of their condition at one time or another. For some people, worsening of MS symptoms are constant, while others' MS worsen depending on the factors surrounding them such as the weather and stress.
There is no known cure for MS. However, there are ways for people with MS to live with their condition and learn to cope with the frustrating and unpredictable behaviors associated with it. Many people with MS have found that with the right assistance, medication and support, living with MS can be much more manageable and frustrating than having to live with it on your own.
MS affects the central nervous system, which is the largest and most complex part of the body. Some of the central nervous system symptoms include: poor posture, difficulty thinking and concentrating, difficulty moving from one part of the body to another, lack of balance, lack of concentration, muscle spasms, loss of bladder or bowel control, speech problems, extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, bladder or bowel control problems, short-term memory loss, decreased sex drive, numbness and tingling sensations in the hands and feet, dry mouth, incontinence and urinary frequency, mood disturbances, and more. While these are all primary symptoms of MS, there are other symptoms that are seen only when MS is present in addition. Some MS patients also experience depression, anxiety, irritability, depression and stress. It's important to know if you experience any of these symptoms, since they may indicate that something else is going on in your body without MS. Another sign that may indicate that you don't have MS is if you experience loss of muscle mass, such as in those who drop weight very quickly for a variety of reasons.
When looking at possible MS symptoms, the eyes should be checked first by someone experienced with MS so that tests can be done to see if there is any evidence of a problem with your vision. Another test that may indicate a problem is experiencing a decreased sense of smell, where you may have a loss of smell sensation that is not associated with any other disease. Other symptoms include muscle spasms in the face and extremities, tremor, difficulty with movement of the arms or legs, blurry vision and hearing difficulties, headaches, flu-like symptoms, and numbness, tingling or muscle weakness in the extremities or face.
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