MS symptoms are unpredictable and variable. No two persons having MS suffer from the same symptoms and each individual may suffer from different or varying symptoms over time. One patient may experience just a single or few of the MS symptoms while another patient suffers from numerous more. This makes diagnosis of MS difficult.
MS is known to affect the central nervous system (CNS) in that it affects the ability to move muscles, communicate with others, and regulate organ functions. Because of this, MS can affect almost everything in a person's life, making it very frustrating for patients and their family and friends. MS affects each individual differently, as each has a different mix of symptoms and the effects can vary from one person to another. The most common symptoms of MS include: tremor, weakness, fatigue, joint pain, problems with balance, difficulty swallowing, urinary frequency, and involuntary body movements. The majority of people with MS experience at least a few of these common symptoms.
Tremor is one of the more noticeable MS symptoms because it is characterized by sudden, intense weakness that affects both upper and lower body strength. Fatigue is also a common symptom. Patients report varying levels of fatigue. Some people report being able to go through the day easily while others cannot work or finish any tasks that they previously completed. This can be attributed to fluctuations in the level of their immune system.
Weakness, lack of coordination, fatigue, and problems with balance are also common symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Researchers believe these symptoms are due to a variety of factors including abnormal nerve signals in the brain, damage to the muscles, and damage to the nerves that convey sensations to the extremities. Tingling and numbness in the arms and legs, as well as weakness in the legs are also common ms symptoms.
Most people with MS experience a wide range of symptoms. However, there are certain groups that are more likely to experience a certain type of MS symptom. Younger age groups are more likely to have symptoms that include poor concentration, short attention span, problems with learning, impaired judgment, and trouble with communication. Those who are female and have long hair are also more likely to have MS symptoms than people who are hairless or have shorter hair. People who smoke, have diabetes, or have thyroid problems are also more likely to experience multiple sclerosis symptoms.
MS is also linked to spasticity. MS spasticity is associated with muscle stiffness and other motor difficulties that occur in a person who has MS. Muscle spasms are one of the most common MS symptoms that occur in different stages of the disease. These spasms can affect the neck, legs, face, hands, feet, or other areas.
Spasticity may also cause relapses. A relapse occurs when a previously MS-free condition changes or gets better. Relapses may include exacerbations of an MS symptom that did not get better or even disappear on its own. Relapses can occur several times within a day or for weeks or months.
If you have any MS symptoms that don't improve on their own or after taking an appropriate treatment, you should contact your family doctor. Your family doctor will be able to run various tests to rule out any serious underlying causes that may need to be addressed. MS is an unpredictable disease and relapses can occur. However, you should always strive to stay actively involved with activities that you use a lot. And, because you're probably going to experience some MS symptoms periodically, it's important to visit a family doctor as soon as possible for regular MS checkups.
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