MS symptoms include muscular weakness, decreased senses of smell and touch, speech difficulties, dry skin, muscle twitching, increased sensitivity to light, and at times even hearing loss. Although these symptoms are common amongst many people who have MS, some suffer so badly that it becomes a life or death situation. Myelin is the protective sheath around the nerve ends that is made from chondroitin and other substances. When there is an attack on the myelin, it is not enough just to hope that the symptoms will go away because if they don't then you have a real problem on your hands.
The most obvious MS symptoms is double vision. It is very difficult for a person with MS to sit still long enough to use a computer, watch television, read, write, or even drive. This problem is magnified when a person is faced with bright lights such as those found in car headlights or a fluorescent light or spotlight in a hall or work place. This can cause double vision for a lot of people with MS. It can also make walking a challenge. Since MS sufferers have a hard time focusing on objects close to their eyesight, these double vision problems are magnified even more.
Another MS symptom is pain. There are several ways to describe pain; it could be shooting, stabbing, intense, dull, or severe. These ms symptoms are caused by damage to the nerves in the spine, legs, arms, and hips that give sensations back and forth between the spine and extremities. When this occurs, the nerves do not receive the messages they are supposed to from the brain telling them where to go or what to do.
Another form of MS symptoms is motor problems. This includes things like cramping, twitching, and spasms. Another name for these symptoms is "myelination." This means the myelin sheath has been damaged, allowing the nerves not to function properly. MS sufferers often confuse these sensations as meaning that something is wrong with their spinal cord, which is why they visit their GP, a nurse or neurologist.
The fatigue and numbness are two of the most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis. However, there are other factors that contribute to the fatigue or numbness. If someone is working too much, it can contribute to fatigue. If someone has poor sleeping habits, then it can also contribute to this MS symptom.
The first signs of this disease can be very difficult to recognize, but once the disease has been diagnosed, there are several treatments available. These include a type of anti-inflammatory medication known as sulfasalazine. Sulfasalazine can help lessen the number of relapses that occur each year after first MS symptoms appear. Corticosteroids can also be used to control some of the other MS symptoms such as tingling, muscle weakness and loss of night vision. It is important that people with MS realize that these first signs do not mean that someone has MS.
There are other potential side effects from these medications that should be discussed with a medical professional. For example, there is a possibility that the pain felt from MS is caused by a condition known as mononeuropathy. This is when the nerve damage results in the body being unable to feel pain because it does not receive the proper signals from the brain. This can be accompanied by severe headaches, muscle spasms, diarrhea, and fluid retention.
Other treatments can be used to ease the discomfort associated with MS. Medications that can be taken to control muscle inflammation and soothe bowel functions can also be helpful. MS sufferers should not be discouraged if they find that they experience bowel weakness and loss of appetite as one of the symptoms of MS. While it may help relieve these symptoms, the loss of appetite is usually temporary and will soon be replaced by increased consumption of food. A good diet is always a good idea for anyone who is experiencing MS symptoms.
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