MS symptoms are highly variable and sometimes unpredictable. No two individuals have the same symptoms, and therefore every individual of symptoms may vary over time. One individual may experience just a few of the potential symptoms while another individual experiences dozens. Because the actual cause of MS is still not known, there is no way to predict with any level of certainty what symptoms you may encounter. However, there are some common characteristics of symptoms that affect a significant number of people.
MS first signs generally begin to show in early childhood or adolescence. The first symptoms of MS typically manifest themselves in the form of painful and irritating redness, sometimes referred to as tender points, around the affected area of the body. This is typically accompanied by swelling, pain, tingling and loss of sensation in the affected area. Typically, a person with MS will also experience difficulties with vision as well. As the first signs of MS progress, the severity of the condition first appears, and this can range from mildly annoying to profoundly debilitating.
MS first signs can vary widely between individuals. In fact, for some people they only experience a few mild MS symptoms, while for others there are multiple sclerosis symptoms that can severely affect their quality of life. The symptoms of MS can include pain in the muscles and joints, fatigue, blurred vision and even difficulty walking or standing. Many times the first ms symptoms people experience are relatively harmless, such as persistent muscle pain or numbness in the fingers. However, in more severe cases, this can lead to fatigue, difficulty walking, slurred speech and loss of balance. MS often causes difficulty sleeping as well.
Often, a person with MS has very low levels of self-esteem, because they frequently feel that they do not have control over their own body. Low levels of energy can also be a problem for many people, along with depression, irritability, and memory problems. These symptoms can be quite disabling for an individual who is suffering from MS, as they can limit their ability to perform simple tasks. Frequent fatigue can also occur, which can lead to a feeling of frustration and hopelessness.
MS spasticity occurs when there is a significant amount of nerve damage in a person's brain or nervous system. In MS, the brain is repeatedly and irreversibly damaged, due to the inflammation that occurs due to MS. This can result in a wide variety of symptoms, including low levels of self-esteem, fatigue, depression, poor concentration and impulse control, slurred speech and inability to concentrate. Some MS symptoms, such as extreme fatigue, are fairly common among healthy individuals.
There are four main categories of MS symptoms: inflammatory, degenerative, myoclonic and idiopathic. Acute MS pain may be due to inflammation, stiffness or tremor and is often mistaken as being due to muscle spasms. Spasticity has been seen as the primary cause of nerve damage in multiple sclerosis patients. In MS cases where the condition is not severe, it has been seen that people have higher than normal levels of stiffness and tremor.
MS symptoms such as fatigue can make a person feel disabled. However, there are other causes of fatigue and weakness in MS sufferers. These include dieting, exposure to shock and infection. In addition, MS patients can experience more intense and acute fatigue after exertion, due to the lack of oxygen that they receive during this period. This can also be accompanied by increased feelings of stress, anxiety and depression.
MS treatment options are aimed at dealing with the various MS symptoms that occur. These include: reducing symptoms through medication; improving motor function and balance through exercise; slowing the progression of the disease through disease modifying treatments; and coping with depression and stress. MS disease has no current cure, but there are ongoing MS research and MS treatment clinical trials. There are also several support services available for patients who are living with MS.
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