Common MS Symptoms Not everybody with MS has the same symptoms to look out for. Different symptoms may manifest during different attacks or relapses. And the common symptoms listed on the following slides are also associated with other conditions:
Tremor: MS sufferers often complain of muscular weakness and tremors. This is usually triggered by stress and the anticipation of a pain-ful event (like squeezing a hand near the ear). If you suspect that your family has a history of MS, then it's a good idea to discuss this with your neurologist. The neurologist will test your muscles for stiffness and then he/she may prescribe medications to relieve your MS symptoms.
Hearing Loss: MS sufferers also complain of hearing loss or of having problems when they try to hear things on a radio or when they try to talk on the telephone. It is possible that the loss is as a result of neurological or vascular factors. If your neurologist does suspect that you have hearing loss, then he/she may recommend surgery for you to restore your hearing. You may also be prescribed medications to control your MS symptoms if the hearing loss is indeed due to such factors. In addition to medication, your doctor may also refer you to a speech pathologist to help you improve your swallowing and speaking skills.
Depression: MS sufferers are at risk of depression especially during periods when they are experiencing exacerbations of their MS symptoms. However, depression is not solely caused by these periods because depression can strike even before the periods of exacerbation are in full swing. MS fatigue is yet another prominent sign of depression in MS sufferers. MS fatigue results from the depletion of the body's resources due to the constant attack of inflammation and the damaged nerves.
Optic Neuritis: Another MS symptom is called optic neuritis. This is an inflammation of the eye nerves, usually brought about by rheumatoid arthritis. The main problem with optic neuritis is that it causes a decreased field of vision, blurred vision, headache, and eyestrain. If this problem is left untreated, it could worsen the already compromised state of your vision and lead to permanent damage.
Nerve Demyelination: Another common MS symptom is referred nerve demyelination (also known as Neuromuscular Disease). This is the gradual loss of myelin in the peripheral nervous system. The symptoms of demyelination are usually detected through raised levels of non-specific brain pain, fatigue and altered thinking.
Other MS symptoms include progressive weakness (weakness worse than usual) which is worse in the morning or at night, depression, and poor concentration. These MS symptoms may also be caused by other underlying conditions such as diabetes, nutritional deficiencies, infections, stress, muscle cramps, and many others. To understand how you can keep yourself from getting depressed or weakened, it's important to know how depression and other related illnesses can affect your health.
Depression can weaken the immune system, making you more susceptible to infections and illnesses. It can also lead to reduced nutrient absorption, weight gain, loss of libido, and fatigue. Managing these symptoms of depression can prevent the progression of MS and minimize the risks of long-term disability. It is highly recommended that you discuss these symptoms of MS with your doctor to determine the best course of action to take for your specific case of MS.
Multiple sclerosis is a slow-growing progressive neurological disease, which affects almost every part of your body. The main symptoms of MS include loss of memory, stiffness of muscles, slow movement, severe pain, blurred vision, headaches, nausea, urinary problems, bladder problems, and cognitive impairment. MS symptoms can be broadly classified into four: dry macular degeneration, steroid tremors, sensorineural dysphasia, and dyslexia.
The main problem with MS is the fact that it has no cure. However, there are several ways to manage the symptoms of MS and keep them from getting worse. By managing the inflammation, pain, and other symptoms, you can greatly reduce the chances of developing an MS disease. By identifying the early symptoms, you can take preventive measures to avoid these diseases. In addition, you can improve the overall health of your nervous system and your whole body by paying attention to the quality of your diet and regular exercise.
MS symptoms may vary depending on the type of MS. For example, people with MS have more difficulty sleeping and having an appetite. The most common complaints include pain, muscle and joint stiffness, fatigue, loss of libido, urinary problems, and loss of balance. People with MS also have less control over their emotions, depression, and anxiety. If you are experiencing fatigue and other problems, visit your doctor for an evaluation of your health.
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