MS symptoms are often confused with the normal symptoms of other diseases and illnesses. Some of the common signs of multiple sclerosis include: difficulty concentrating, difficulty remembering things or names, blurred vision, weakness or numbness, and tingling or itching sensations. MS symptoms may come and go unexpectedly, or vary over time. They may be mild, moderate, or much more severe. MS is also known as "amyotrophic lateral sclerosis." This is a fairly common type of multiple sclerosis.
MS has no known cure, but there are some ways to treat the various MS symptoms that affect the motor nervous system, such as myelination, muscle strength, co-ordination, and balance. MS causes damage to the myelin sheath, which is found in the brain, spinal cord, and cerebellum. Without the myelin sheath, the brain and other organs can not function properly. MS experts have found that MS does not directly damage the spinal cord or the brain, but rather affects the myelin sheath, which is why some of the symptoms of MS are similar to those of other illnesses. MS affects about 2.5 million Americans and is the most commonly diagnosed illness in the United States.
MS symptoms differ from person to person and can occur suddenly or slowly over time, or even continuously. The symptoms of MS typically include chronic fatigue, muscle weakness or spasms, loss of balance and coordination, and a reduction in sensory functions, such as impaired taste and smell, loss of balance, and difficulty concentrating. People with multiple sclerosis can also experience loss of sex or the ability to have a baby. In rare cases, MS can lead to organ failure. Some of these conditions can be attributed to some other medical conditions that affect the nervous system, such as diabetes or nutritional deficiencies.
To make a conclusive diagnosis of MS, doctors use a variety of methods to determine the presence of MS symptoms. A physical examination is usually one of the first steps in getting a positive diagnosis and reveals reflexes that may suggest someone has Multiple Sclerosis. However, sometimes symptoms do not match up with known causes, which leads to the possibility that a patient may actually have another health problem. If this happens, multiple sclerosis symptoms cannot be blamed on the disease.
MS patients frequently report having problems with their legs. MS sufferers usually have problems with their legs because the disease often makes it difficult for them to walk and can cause damage to the nerves that control legs. Patients who have Multiple Sclerosis may have bladder problems as well. MS causes damage to the nerves that control bladder muscle spasms, so people with MS may be unable to control bladder muscle spasms. Bladder problems are also associated with many other health problems, so if a person has multiple sclerosis symptoms that do not seem to be related to any other issues, they should see a doctor.
Another common symptom of Multiple Sclerosis is cognitive impairment. Most people with MS have problems with their cognitive skills due to the inflammation that occurs in the central nervous system. The symptoms may include memory loss, poor concentration, and problems with focus and memory. When these cognitive difficulties become severe, the individual's ability to live and work properly is affected. MS relapse does not happen overnight, but once it does, it can have a very serious effect on quality of life.
MS relapses do not always mean that a patient has MS. People with Multiple Sclerosis often have relapses that result in them needing more intensive healthcare and can even lead to the condition becoming worse. There are times when people with MS relapse simply because they had bad weather, too much stress at work, or because they did not take enough vitamins or did not eat a balanced diet.
In many cases, individuals who have Secondary Progressive MS are still able to live at least part of their lives. This is especially true for those whose relapses are not triggered by MS symptoms. Those with primary progressive MS need ongoing medical care. Often, they are diagnosed with MS first, which leads to a long string of relapses before the possibility of treatment is considered. This type of MS is not curable, but there are ways to control the symptoms and allow the person to live a relatively normal life. Careful monitoring and changes in lifestyle are some of the ways that MS patients are treating their condition.
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