Some of the most telling symptoms of multiple sclerosis are: difficulty seeing, blurred vision, tingling or numbness in the hands or feet, pain. MS symptoms can vary and come and go over time. They may be mild or much more serious.
The main goal of treatment for MS is to reduce the symptoms. However, the longer someone has had MS, the more likely it is that the disease will become worse. And unfortunately, the longer someone has had MS, the harder it is to make a definitive diagnosis as to what kind of MS is present and whether or not it will progress into something worse. This is why it is always critical to work closely with a health care provider who specializes in MS, to get the best chance for accurate diagnosis and, importantly, to understand the risk factors that can increase a person's risk for developing MS.
MS is considered an autoimmune disease, which means that it attacks the body itself. This makes it difficult for one person to get rid of MS symptoms and live a normal life. When someone experiences inflammation throughout their body, including in the joints, the eyes, the ears, the nose, and other areas, they are at increased risk of developing MS. However, there is no cure for MS. A person can control their own MS by living a healthy lifestyle, but everyone else's odds of developing MS are higher if they also have the disease.
When MS starts to attack the nervous system, the brain cells and fibers that control muscle movement and balance are attacked. This results in symptoms such as severe muscular weakness, loss of balance, difficulty walking, clumsiness, difficulty speaking, and a number of other symptoms. In addition to attacking the brain, the body can also suffer from inflammation due to infections, allergies, and reactions to some medications. These factors all lead to paroxysmal attacks, which are MS symptoms that return with more intensity and frequency than they did before.
There are many different ways that MS patients can experience exacerbations of their condition, but some common symptoms do appear regularly. For instance, the most obvious MS symptom is pain and stiffness in the muscles and joints. Another very obvious sign of worsening MS is a lack of muscle coordination. One of the more unusual (and sometimes unknown) MS symptoms that MS patients may experience are a tremor, or a slow, unusual movement of the hands or feet. Regardless of whether or not you notice any of these common symptoms, it is important to note that MS can often worsen dramatically without warning and that a person can go on a months-long absence without showing any symptoms at all.
Another common way that multiple sclerosis patients can experience exacerbations of their condition is through their nervous system. When the brain's electrical activity is disrupted, the result can be an increased chance of developing or worsening MS. This is because the brain, like the rest of the body, is sensitive to irregularities in its electrical signals. The central nervous system controls and coordinates the activities of all of the body's organs including the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. In the case of multiple sclerosis, the affected neurons fire off electrical signals in a series in order to perform functions such as muscle coordination. However, if these signals are interrupted by another event or a disturbance in the patient's environment, this can lead to a variety of health problems and can also increase the likelihood of developing more serious MS as the disease progresses.
When multiple sclerosis patients experience an exacerbation, the most typical symptoms that they will exhibit are a slowed heart rate, increased blood pressure, and difficulty breathing. However, there are other less well-known symptoms that multiple sclerosis patients can experience, such as dizziness, blurred vision, and hearing loss. These symptoms are caused by the effects of the inflammatory symptoms on the body, which in turn cause the muscles of the body to contract. While this results in a slowing of the heart rate and increased blood pressure, it can also reduce the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the muscles, which can result in a number of other issues.
For these reasons, it has become very important for people with MS to remain proactive and to stay in touch with their healthcare providers. It is vital to ensure that a patient always has access to a primary physician when they first begin to show signs of relapse. Once a diagnosis of MS is made, the patient should also receive a spinal cord MRI from a reputable medical facility. The images produced by the MRI can help to determine whether or not there is damage to the brain due to the inflammation and changes that occur in MS sufferers' brains. The images can also indicate whether or not the spinal cord itself has been damaged, and this can play a significant role in addressing MS relapses and preventing the development of more serious spinal cord complications. If an MS patient has already been diagnosed with spinal cord damage, it is even more critical for them to receive ongoing MRI scans in order to ensure that no further damage has been done to their brain and spinal cord.
Oren Zarif - Psychokinesis