MS symptoms are unpredictable and variable. One individual may experience just one or two of its possible discomforts, while another individual may experience several more. Occurs in approximately 80% of individuals, may significantly disrupt a person's ability to function normally at work and at home, and is the most common symptom in an individual who otherwise has few mobility limitations. MS affects the central nervous system, which controls the functioning of all the body's organs and glands. MS is believed to be triggered by chronic inflammation, which is typically caused by one or more changes in the cells that are normally held within the brain, or by the abnormal clumping of cells that are normally found within the spinal cord. Regardless of the precise mechanism that triggers MS, it is imperative that a diagnosis is reached as soon as possible in order to commence treatment.
The common MS symptoms include persistent headache, fatigue, depression, poor concentration, decreased ability to learn new things, and difficulty making eye contact. The list of MS symptoms does not appear to leave any margin for error, and often these become progressively worse over time. However, there are effective treatments to manage MS. Medications can reduce the number of relapses that occur. Also, a variety of lifestyle and dietary changes can make a positive difference in the management of MS. These MS remedies can alleviate the painful symptoms associated with MS, and help to slow the progress of the disease.
Acute weakness: Spasticity is defined as abnormal muscle rigidity or swelling, usually of an inflamed nature. MS often results in an acute exacerbation of spasticity, which can result in severe multiple sclerosis symptoms such as pain and fatigue. MS can also lead to the development of spasticity which is resistant to medication and in turn can produce MS related fatigue.
Spasticity can be treated in several ways. Treatments include medications to reduce inflammation, and in more severe cases, surgery. The most common treatments are steroidal and non-steroidal. Sulfasalazine, Mesalamine, Leupeptine and Pamelor can be used to treat acute MS symptoms, and relapses can be treated using secondary progressive MS treatments such as Napsave, Laminomatosis, Ramelteon and Minocin.
MS affects people of all ages. It can be diagnosed in children as young as two years of age, although it is much less common in this age group. The condition is most commonly diagnosed in the later years of life, although it is not uncommon for it to be diagnosed in early childhood. Multiple sclerosis can be diagnosed on a routine basis, and it has been found that about 90% of those who have been diagnosed with MS have had it prior to being diagnosed. One reason that MS is so difficult to detect initially, is that it only becomes apparent when the patient presents with additional or new symptoms.
MS symptoms include various types of motor problems, including difficulty walking, bladder control, loss of balance, talking about problems, and even partial paralysis. Other common symptoms include bowel/digestion problems, such as constipation and diarrhea. Other symptoms include numbness, tingling or muscle weakness. The nervous system is affected by MS, and different symptoms manifest in different parts of the nervous system or body. Some of these symptoms include abnormal stiff muscles, weakness in the legs or toes, hearing and speaking problems, dizziness and depression.
MS typically develops after a person experiences a life-threatening or severe injury to the head or neck. Some symptoms do not directly relate to a physical injury, but MS often begins to show up after a person suffers from one or more other types of trauma. Some of these traumas include car accidents, falls, blunt force trauma, and certain diseases/illnesses. These traumas can result in loss of muscle strength, coordination, balance, reflexes, reflexive movement, and spasticity in various areas of the body. Spasticity can also cause muscle cramps, numbness in the hands and feet, difficulty walking, bladder control, and involuntary movements.
When a patient has multiple sclerosis, he or she may also experience fatigue, lack of appetite, lack of sleep, irritability, depression, anxiety, stiffness and swelling in the joints, shortness of breath, anxiety, and depression. MS patients who have not been treated adequately can lose muscle strength and agility, develop bone pain, joint stiffness, and muscle spasms. As you can see, MS symptoms can vary greatly from one patient to another. Although the majority of MS sufferers are aware of this disease, most people who have never had MS are unaware of this disease.
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