MS symptoms can be variable and sometimes unpredictable. No two patients have the same symptoms, and every patient s symptoms may vary over time. One patient may experience just a few of the possible signs while another patient experiences several more. Therefore, it can be difficult for doctors to determine whether the symptoms are related to MS or some other condition.
MS is considered a progressive disease. This means that over time, the symptoms can become more disabling, making it more difficult for the patient to function in normal ways. Because there is no cure for MS, the best that healthcare professionals can do is provide the right type of care for each patient. With that in mind, it is extremely important that MS symptoms are detected early on in the course of the disease so that neurologists and other healthcare professionals can make a quick and accurate diagnosis and get the care that the patient needs.
There are four main categories of MS symptoms. The first is referred to as Primary MS Symptoms, such as pain, fatigue, decreased concentration and balance, and limited range of motion. These primary symptoms typically come on gradually and become more severe. The second category of MS symptoms is referred to as Secondary MS Symptoms. These include:
-Nerve Demyelination - a neuromuscular disorder that affects the muscles and nerves. A neurologist or your GP, MS nurse or physiologist can determine if you have nerve demyelination by doing a thorough exam. In a nerve demyelination diagnostic study, the nerve conduction study (using MRI or MRIs), axial blood flow study (using Catheterization or BCFA), or tomography studies will be used to determine nerve demyelination. These studies will also look for white-matter lesions, such as axon fragments, in the cerebral spinal fluid, the cerebrospinal fluid, the urinary bladder, the liver, or the lymph nodes.
-MS Fatigue is another name for depression. MS fatigue can cause a person to experience significant depression. MS fatigue may also lead to sleep problems, poor concentration, lack of energy, muscle weakness, and depression. This condition can be disabling and may also affect your ability to do the things you need to do. MS fatigue can also cause difficulty concentrating, memory loss, inability to focus, and feelings of worthlessness, helplessness, sadness, and hopelessness.
-MS Visual Problems - MS symptoms can include visual problems, including loss of vision, glare, double vision, eye movements, and eye pain. MS patients who experience auras can have double vision, flickers, glare, blind spots, floaters, and lighted areas in the field of vision. Some MS patients will experience decreased depth perception, tunnel vision, or increased sensitivity to light. MS nurses and neurologists can diagnose the visual problems with a series of tests, including diagnostic eye movements and eye x-rays. Neurological diagnosis will confirm the visual problems.
-MS Muscle Weakness is another name for fatigue. MS patients who have MS fatigue may be unable to lift themselves, or they can be unable to perform the physical tasks that most people take for granted. This can be a symptom of MS because muscle weakness is one of the ways that MS attacks the body. MS symptoms that include muscle weakness can include fatigue, a loss of strength, or muscle weakness that is severe enough to interfere with day-to-day activities.
MS symptoms can be difficult to distinguish from those of other diseases or disorders because they can mimic the symptoms of other health issues, such as: hypertension, influenza, diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and many others. Because MS affects the nervous system, it is important to ensure that you visit a doctor regularly for a complete workup. MS symptoms can lead to a complete brain injury, if left untreated, which could result in permanent disability and death.
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