If you have recently been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis or MS, then there are a few common symptoms you should be aware of. These MS symptoms will help your doctor know if you are in danger of developing MS or not. They can also help you to know the best ways to cope with your MS condition. MS is a progressive disease that affects the central nervous system and can cause many other problems as well. MS symptoms include:
Fatigue is one of the most common MS symptoms that can occur suddenly. MS sufferers can suddenly feel tired and weak, especially after long periods of activity. The fatigue can be mild, moderate or severe, or the person may just get really tired. Some MS sufferers experience muscle weakness, too, and this can be a sign of more serious issues with the nerves or the muscles.
Another one of the common MS symptoms is relapsing ms. This means that the patient has a problem that goes back into remission for a while, but then relapses again. Relapsing MS means that the disease has come back on and off repeatedly, with no reason behind it. People with multiple sclerosis have a less than ideal immune system, so when they come in contact with an illness, such as another person's disease, bacteria or virus, they may become sick, sometimes for weeks or months at a time. Sometimes, people with MS can sense when the disease is relapsing, and they may try to avoid or suppress it by limiting their activities, not eating certain foods, sleeping excessively, exercising too little or too much, and even having major life stressors, like losing a job or a spouse.
Another thing that MS sufferers can experience is the inability to recognize their own early symptoms. In theory, anyone can tell when they have seen a dermatologist for a skin rash, or if they've had a cold. However, if someone has never experienced these things, they may not be able to recognize when they're getting older or are feeling sick. The same is true of people who have never heard of MS or don't know much about the disease, and may mistake their own symptoms for something else. If a friend or loved one tells you that they feel unwell, you should ask them to elaborate on what they're feeling and whether they are showing any of the classic MS symptoms of fatigue, loss of appetite, decreased energy, blurred vision, and the ability to move slowly or easily.
Other MS symptoms may include a feeling of constantly being tired, or of not being able to sleep. They may also feel weak and tired, and not have any energy. They may experience memory lapses or find themselves getting things mixed up. Another MS symptom that may include relapses is the ability to speak fluently or correctly, or even correctly for the first time. If they start to feel as though someone is out to get them, or they start to see a change in their personality, this may be a sign that they are relapsing or experiencing a relapse of MS.
MS relapses are often used to describe sudden stoppages of all MS symptoms by the patient, usually within 24 hours or so. This can happen because the body's natural defenses start to 'overreact' and send signals to the brain saying there's a problem. This reaction can take the form of pain or discomfort, loss of appetite, lack of concentration, bladder dysfunction, difficulty walking, blurred vision or difficulty making eye contact. Relapses can also be due to infections or other reasons such as carbon monoxide poisoning, medication side effects, or a change in weather.
MS spasms and MS stiffness can be mild or severe, and affect either one or both legs. MS stiffness can often result in a loss of balance or coordination, and may make it difficult to stand. MS spasms, on the other hand, can cause a feeling of extreme weakness in joints, a tremor of movement or a tingling sensation. Sometimes these spasms can be confused with urinary retention. MS spasms can occur at any time, although MS symptoms tend to become more frequent in people who are experiencing fatigue, depression or a lack of sleep.
MS refers to the myelin sheath, which is located in the brain and protects nerves from damage. The myelin in the brain is damaged in multiple sclerosis sufferers, making the nerves more permeable to damage caused by stress and injury. When myelin is damaged, messages from the nervous system are interrupted, and signals between the nerves and the rest of the body are affected. This can affect the strength and integrity of the immune system, which can lead to various forms of cancer. MS numbness, fatigue, poor balance and muscle weakness are some of the common MS symptoms experienced by those who are diagnosed with the disease.
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