Do you have any symptoms of MS? If you do then you should seek medical advice immediately. MS is a progressive disease that affects the central nervous system. Symptoms typically include: Motor coordination impairment, difficulty with walking, co-ordination problems, difficulty with transferring from one location to another, fatigue and swelling in the legs/thighs, inability to sit still for long, speech problems, sensory disturbances, muscle pains, bladder and bowel problems, short-term memory problems, and abnormal sensations such as tingling or numbness. There are many other less common MS symptoms that may occur or be apparent.
Common MS Symptoms can include: Cognitive Deficiencies. Many individuals with MS have difficulties with their attention, memory, concentration and focus, trouble processing information, difficulty planning and prioritizing tasks, difficulty walking, difficulty planning and organizing, and poor verbal fluency. Other less common MS symptoms of higher intensity include: falls (including both fall and injury), fractures, and joint problems. MS affects the body's ability to properly use its extremities such as the legs, hands, and feet; the brain's function; and the integrity of the spinal cord, which is the source of messages from the brain to the rest of the body. As well, MS can affect the eyes, lungs, kidneys, gall bladder, intestines, central nervous system, heart, lungs, and skin. The central nervous system controls emotion, movement, sensation, thought, and balance.
MS symptoms can result from many things. In some cases, your nerves may be damaged due to an infection, meningitis, or certain infectious agents, such as virus-related neurocystic fibrosis and HIV. In other cases, your nerves may be damaged because of the effects of aging, such as by rapid heart rate, lack of oxygen, inflammation of the joints, and other factors. And in yet other cases, your nerves may be damaged directly, such as when a bullet is fired into your head.
There are several ways to confirm that you have MS symptoms, but even before your doctor can get you started on the right course of treatment, there are some early signs of MS that may help determine your course of treatment. If you experience pain and stiffness in the muscles of your face or arms, you may have developed MS. MS symptoms may also be detected through a feeling of numbness or tingling in your feet or extremities, especially if you have had previous hand-to-foot injury. In addition, symptoms may be detected through a feeling of weakness in your muscles or in your joints. Finally, MS symptoms may be detected through experiencing an impairment in your senses such as a reduction in night vision or in responding to sound.
MS is difficult to diagnose at times, partly because the disease is a rheumatic disease, and also because the early symptoms are often mistaken for other conditions such as allergies. Thus, many doctors are hesitant to diagnose MS with a blood test. However, if a patient has a fever for at least two days in a row, and if his temperature does not respond to heat therapy, he should consider it a possible sign of MS. Similarly, a patient who feels stiff or aching in the upper body without any injury to bones should also consider it a possible sign of MS. Similarly, MS patients who experience persistent headaches without any stress or tension should be checked for MS. MS has been diagnosed by more medical experts using various methods, but there is no single test to confirm the diagnosis.
MS symptoms such as severe depression, anxiety, fatigue, and vision problems are common among those who have MS. Thus, the tendency to develop depression during MS is higher than in those who do not have MS. Similarly, people who are depressed while they have MS are at greater risk of developing chronic fatigue syndrome, which is another type of MS complication. MS can also lead to depression if the patient experiences poor vision quality, either due to damaged vision or because of a lack of adequate oxygen to the eyes. Vision problems such as double vision and tunnel vision can also result in depression and other mental health problems. Thus, those who experience such problems should definitely consult a physician to find out if depression is a possible factor in their cases.
MS relapses and remissions occur at intervals, and it may sometimes seem that MS is incurable. However, in most cases, a combination of medication, therapy, and behavioral changes can help an MS sufferer control his MS symptoms and prevent relapses. Relapses and remissions may include both sudden and gradual decrease in MS symptoms. It may also include relapses, which occur after a period of MS remission, and are characterized by remissions that last for several months.
There are three categories of MS symptoms: exacerbations, consolidations, and remissions. Relapsing remissions are periods in which MS symptoms are milder or do not recur for several months; they are usually associated with a physiologic mechanism or are brought about by a recent trauma. On the other hand, exacerbations are periods in which MS symptoms are severe or occur frequently, and they often result from multiple or unrelated causes. Some of the commonly used inflammatory diseases in the MS family are rheumatoid arthritis, lymphoma, Vitiligo, myasthenia gravis, and psoriatic arthritis. Each of these diseases may bring about MS symptoms such as fever, edema, pain, and swelling, along with numbness, loss of balance, and facial deformities.
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