MS symptoms do not all occur in everyone with the disease. Some of these symptoms of MS include: difficulty with eye movements, muscle weakness or pain, numbness, tingling or a lack of sensation, speech problems, bladder control and slow movements. MS symptoms may come and go in a person's life, and vary greatly over time. They can also be relatively minor or much more serious. Some people develop symptoms gradually and never experience any for several years.
Another common MS symptom is motor problems. MS sufferers may have problems walking or having movement in their arms or legs. Multiple sclerosis may affect any part of the body or motor nerves affected by the disease, causing conditions like arm flulike muscular weakness or numbness in the arms, legs or even the face. MS symptoms caused by damage to the brain may be much more serious and worrisome.
There are several MS symptoms that people may experience who have had strokes or heart attacks, but do not immediately consider a heart attack as a cause of their trouble. MS patients can also suffer from sudden bouts of weakness or dizziness. This can happen while walking or while taking short steps. Another type of MS symptom is muscle stiffness or pain. While it is not a true disease, MS muscle stiffness can make activities such as getting dressed, climbing stairs, sitting down to talk on the telephone or moving comfortably in the classroom much more difficult.
MS affects the body's delicate organs and tissues, causing a variety of different symptoms. These include muscle spasms that affect the lungs and heart as well as cramps in the abdomen, ankles or other joints. When the patient has first signs of MS symptoms, they should seek medical attention immediately. By seeing a physician, the person will be seen and diagnosed so treatment can begin.
Tremor, or a jerky movement of one or both arms or legs, is another common MS symptom. A sufferer may also experience difficulty with coordination or balance. Another common sign of tremor is fidgeting in the affected muscles. This can then progress to rigidity and later into a complete tremor.
If you start to feel that you might have multiple sclerosis, you should make an appointment with a doctor to determine if you really have it. Tests for this disease are done through lab tests and MRI scans. You will get a physical examination, which will include a neck and spine scan. You might also be asked about your medical history, since having MS could have been caused by another disease. If there is reason to suspect you have MS, a neurological test called a MS MRI may be done to confirm it.
In recent years, it has been shown that MS can be caused by abnormalities in the brain and the central nervous system. These disorders affect how the brain receives messages from the rest of the body. Damage to these nerves can result in muscle weakness, tremor, loss of balance, and other symptoms. Treatments for multiple sclerosis involve using medications that target the central nervous system and trying to rebuild motor skills lost due to MS.
Another symptom of MS that often manifests as very distinct but familiar complaints such as fatigue, numbness, and pain often accompanies the initial onset of MS. Some MS patients report a flaccid feeling when their muscles are first attacked by the disease. However, other patients do not report any such numbness or flaccid feeling. This is believed to be due to a difference in the way the nervous system in the two cases.
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