When your doctor makes the diagnosis for MS, he/she will consider many things. The MS symptoms can be categorized as relapsing-remitting or mixed. Relapsing-remitting MS is a disease in which the patient has bursts of activity followed by periods of depression. The MS symptoms of this disease are very similar to the relapsing-remitting MS. Relapsing-remitting MS has been found to have a number of relapses.
Relapsing-remitting MS can affect people of any age and gender. It can begin in any part of the body, but it generally begins in the vision area. Research has shown that people with MS typically have ophthalmic pain and vision problems such as blurred vision, halos, blind spots, and floaters. MS symptoms usually occur prior to or at the onset of optic neuritis. Eye inflammation is often found in the lining of the inner eye (intra ocular).
Another reason why MS symptoms may vary is because they can vary from one person to another, and even from one locale to another. In addition, myelin can become thinner with age. As a result, some individuals experience numbness or tingling in their hands or feet, while others do not. Research has shown that the severity of the MS numbness or tingling usually increases along with age.
There are many different treatments available for MS symptoms. Some of the most common treatments include physical therapy, acupuncture, hypnosis, massage, vitamin supplements, gels, ointments, programs, and radiofrequency radiation therapy. MS patients are encouraged to try non-pharmaceutical treatments first. However, if these treatments do not alleviate the MS symptoms, other pharmacological treatment options are considered. If non-pharmaceutical treatments do not work well, then the patient may wish to discuss other types of MS treatment such as drug regimens, immuno-augmentation therapy, lifestyle changes, or surgically treating the disease.
Exercise can be beneficial to MS sufferers. A good regimen of exercise, whether it is low intensity aerobic, or sports-based can help control muscle spasticity and improve motor function. MS sufferers should speak with their doctor about the possible benefits of exercise as part of an overall treatment plan. This may help to alleviate the symptoms of myelination, which may help to control MS symptoms.
MS relapses are possible. Relapses are defined as a return of MS symptoms or an occurrence of new symptoms. MS relapses are unpredictable but can occur several times within a week. MS relapses can be triggered by exposure to allergens related to multiple sclerosis. In addition, relapses may be related to any neurological conditions, including strokes, head injuries, or car accidents.
MS often affects daytime sleep. Some individuals may experience only occasional loss of appetite, fatigue, loss of energy, and/or depression. Others may experience more severe multiple sclerosis symptoms like double vision, severe pain in the scalp, a tremor or weakness in the limbs or extremities, lack of balance, difficulty walking, poor concentration, speech problems, urinary retention, depression, and increased frequency of urination. MS can also lead to fatigue, poor concentration, mental fatigue, sleep disturbance, urinary retention, and sexual dysfunction.
MS sufferers need to ensure that they have a proper diet, regular exercise, and adequate rest. The goal of MS therapy is to try to rebuild the immune system through various types of therapy to try to get the body back into balance. Multiple sclerosis patients often have to adjust to daily life after an initial attack of MS. This is often difficult for people because they need to remember what it was like before the disease. It helps to have a support group like family and friends who understand the effects that MS can have on your life.
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