Multiple Sclerosis symptoms can be hard to diagnose, especially because the disease is so unpredictable. In fact, most patients with MS experience symptoms that are similar to those of other illnesses or diseases - sometimes with some minor differences. However, if you are experiencing multiple sclerosis symptoms and aren't sure what they mean, then it's important to get an accurate diagnosis.
Depression among people with MS is common. In fact, nine out of 10 people with MS experience depression at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, depression among people with MS often interferes with their efforts to control the disease. This is because depression causes your body to experience problems that are typical in depression: a reduction in energy, a sense of hopelessness, and loss of concentration and motivation to do normal activities.
Another MS symptom that frequently interferes with your efforts to control the disease is decreased sexual function. The majority of MS sufferers report having either poor sexual function or abnormal sexual responses. For instance, you may find yourself having weak erections, experiencing decreased libido, or experiencing painful ejaculation upon arousal.
Another MS symptom that interferes with your efforts to control the disease is inflammation of the nerves. One of the most common MS symptoms is the presence of inflammation of the nerve. Inflamed nerves are more difficult to treat. Thus, having to deal with inflamed nerves on a regular basis can interfere with your life. When there is inflammation of the nerves, the muscles that surround the damaged nerves become stiff or rigid, limiting your range of motion and causing severe pain. Inflammation can also cause the nerves to become sensitive to touch or light.
Muscle weakness is another one of the MS symptoms that can interfere with your efforts to control the disease. MS often causes a reduction in strength and muscle tone, which makes it difficult to get up out of bed in the morning or even to take a few steps out of the house. This stiffness can affect your balance, making walking a struggle. Muscle weakness, in turn, can make going outside or trying to get back into a car a challenge, limiting your daily activities and causing further limitations to your life.
Dizziness can be another of the MS symptoms that can limit your ability to function. This symptom can also make it difficult to perform simple tasks such as picking up objects and getting dressed. If you have difficulty keeping your balance when you have MS, you may also find that you have difficulty walking or maintaining your own head position. This can lead to falls that can result in serious injury. You should always check with your physician to confirm whether you are experiencing dizziness and if so, to determine whether this condition is affecting your MS.
Finally, MS can often lead to other health complications such as fatigue. MS sufferers can experience fatigue similar to those who have the flu or other types of flu. MS can produce or exaggerate symptoms of fatigue. However, people who have MS can also experience severe exhaustion that can interfere with their work, social life, and relationships. In some cases, fatigue can be so severe that it becomes debilitating. You should check with your doctor if you are experiencing unexplained fatigue and if these symptoms are making your life more challenging than it has to be.
MS affects people in various ways, causing different symptoms in different individuals. Because there is no way to diagnose or know for sure whether or not you have MS, it is important that you seek a doctor's advice as soon as possible. In some cases, the early warning signs of MS may help to guide your doctor in determining whether treatment is an option for you or not. MS symptoms can affect people in many ways, making it impossible to make a blanket statement about the disease.
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