MS symptoms are unpredictable and variable. One individual may experience just one or few of these possible symptoms while another individual encounters many more. Common symptoms that manifest in over 80% of those who have MS occurs in almost equal number in those with disease, and can severely hinder a person's ability to function normally at work and home. A person with MS typically exhibits various muscle and joint pain, stiffness, loss of balance and coordination, and difficulty with vision as well as swallowing and speaking. The following are several treatment options for MS:
Anti-inflammatory drugs are one of the more commonly prescribed treatments for MS. These medications help reduce the inflammation of myelin in the body. Typically, anti-inflammatory medications help alleviate muscle spasms and pain associated with myelin loss. Some common anti-inflammatory medications used for MS include ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin, Celebrex, diclofenac, ketoprofen, diflunisal, and indomethacin. Additionally, NSAIDs can also help alleviate muscle pain associated with muscle spasms, cramps, and bowel problems. Medications such as Motrin, Advil, and Aleve are often prescribed for cramping. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used to treat MS symptoms include Indocin, Aspirin, Naproxen, and Indocin-3.
Anti-psychotic medications are also commonly prescribed for MS secondary symptoms. This type of treatment is most commonly used for individuals who have severe and multiple sclerosis. MS sufferers who experience exacerbations of their symptoms with anti-psychotic drugs experience significant improvements when taking these prescriptions. The most common medications used to treat MS symptoms with anti-psychotic drugs include Risperdal, Dalmane, Anafranil, Buspar, Estazolam, and Klonopin.
Medications that control symptoms of MS and improve fatigue are also often prescribed to help treat secondary MS symptoms. Some of these include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids, leukotriene inhibitors (LTA), and steroids. These types of medications can be used for the treatment of acute or chronic pain associated with MS, fatigue, or the symptoms of sleep apnea. Some of these drugs, such as naproxen, ibuprofen, and aspirin, can also reduce the side effects of steroid use.
In many cases, MS relapses after a period of remission. For this reason, it is important to continue treatment even after your relapses. Your doctor may recommend vitamin and mineral supplements to assist in the maintenance of an adequate vitamin and mineral ratio and to help promote energy, strength, and stamina. Additionally, some patients find that massage therapy and biofeedback or Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) can help to relieve some of their MS symptoms and increase their overall health.
MS often affects the nervous system myelin, which is the protective covering of nerve fibers. Damage to the myelin sheath can cause inflammation, loss of muscle function, and damage to the nerves. MS causes can be due to genetic factors, age, or heredity. When myelin is damaged, it can cause stiffness and decreased movement. A lack of myelin can result in a number of disabilities including ineffective processing of visual cues, decreased reaction time, poor speech accuracy, and difficulty learning basic tasks. A lack of myelin is a leading cause of disability in MS.
MS often develops slowly over time, and the signs and symptoms can become difficult to recognize. If you are experiencing multiple MS symptoms and cannot pinpoint which symptoms you are experiencing, you should visit an experienced professional for proper diagnosis. While it is common for patients to experience a combination of symptoms, you should have a medical professional to perform an MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan to determine the root cause of your symptoms. A doctor will typically ask you about your family history, but sometimes they may ask to see you medical history during a regular office visit. The purpose of an MRI scan is to detect abnormalities in your brain's blood flow as well as in your nerves, which can indicate the existence of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), stroke, or other diseases.
MRI scans can also detect and destroy brain stem cells that are not healthy in any other areas of your body. These brain stem cells produce a chemical called acetylcholine, which is responsible for coordinating brain functions and transmitting messages from the brain to the rest of the body. Abnormalities in the production and/or distribution of this chemical can cause serious neurological problems. This allows a healthcare provider to make the determination that a patient may have Multiple Sclerosis or another type of brain disorder.
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