MS symptoms are not easy to spot on your own without any special knowledge. However, there are ways that you can help detect the problem early before it gets too bad. There is a difference between normal fatigue and depression. Normal fatigue that is associated with aging cannot be attributed to depression. The key to knowing whether or not you have depression is to pay careful attention to several indicators of depression and fatigue.
MS symptoms in the central nervous system are quite different from the normal fatigue and depression, you may experience as you age. A person with MS will usually experience pain and discomfort in the neck, shoulders, back, arms, legs, and sometimes, numbness and tingling in the fingers, toes, ears, and mouth. MS infections symptoms in the spinal cord and brain stem cause many of these problems and the central nervous system is affected as well.
MS attacks can occur in one or multiple places. They can affect the respiratory system, the digestive system, the skin, the eyes, the lungs, or any part of the body. The most common MS symptoms in the central nervous system include uncontrollable crying spells, lack of concentration, depression, loss of energy, weakness, frequent urination, bladder and bowel problems, and personality changes. When these symptoms are combined, the patient can become severely depressed and this is the time when MS treatments should be administered.
MS is a disease of the central nervous system and is also known as myasthenia gravis, which simply means abnormal weakness of the muscles or joints. The muscles and joints are controlled by messages sent to the nerves from the brain. If these nerves are damaged by an accident or a trauma, the result is MS symptoms such as weakness, numbness, and pain in the muscles and joints.
MS symptoms often mimic those of other diseases or syndromes that may help you determine if you need MS treatment. A spasticity test can help your doctor determine whether your symptoms are due to MS. A spasticity test shows if fluid moves around the joint in response to stress or friction. The severity of the spasticity will determine if the test is positive for MS. MS patients may also show signs of atrophy where the nerve has lost its sensitivity to pain. This can help the doctor diagnose MS.
Another test that your doctor may want to perform is an MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging. This test will show whether there is a change in the flow of blood to the brain when a person has MS symptoms or not. Your doctor will be able to tell your doctors whether your primary symptoms are MS related or something else that should have no bearing on your health.
Secondary MS symptoms are typically things that occur later on in life due to other factors such as aging. The most common of these secondary symptoms is poor muscle tone, and decreased ability to move. As the saying goes, "A thing may begin to seem like a teddy bear, but it is not a teddy bear." Similarly, having decreased sensory reception and range of motion can be considered a secondary symptom of MS.
Dealing with MS symptoms can be difficult for both you and your doctor. It is important that you fully understand what MS symptoms are so that you can determine if you need MS treatment. You will also have to understand how these symptoms affect your ability to function on a day to day basis and how they may affect your long term health. Your ms healthcare team will work with you to develop a treatment plan for your particular case. Understanding your diagnosis is the first step towards getting the treatment you need.
Oren Zarif - Psychokinesis