There are many ways to determine if someone has MS symptoms. You will need to consult with a doctor first, and get an assessment from a neurologist. The MS healthcare team will try to come up with a definitive diagnosis using testing that may include MRI scans, X-Rays, CT Scans, blood tests, ESR (end-of-day respiratory stress), and any other tests that the doctor thinks is appropriate. Once the initial MS symptoms are determined, the health care team will design an individualized treatment plan for the patient. The person who is suspected of having MS should be aware of the MS symptoms that may be present.
When MS first appears there is normally a sense of numbness, tingling, or weakness. Over time, these sensations will become more severe and start interfering with the person's daily life. This is called tardive dyskinesia. People with MS often have problems walking, getting dressed, brushing their teeth, and talking, as well as becoming easily irritable or aggressive.
A positive diagnosis of MS usually follows years of frustrating and persistent symptoms. In some cases, MS can actually begin in middle age or early adulthood. Usually, the first MS symptoms will cause a person to feel frustrated and depressed, especially when they do not know why they are having such difficulties. If left untreated, depression can worsen and lead to thoughts of suicide. If you have reason to suspect that you or a loved one may have MS, see your doctor immediately.
Most people with MS experience a wide range of symptoms that are hard to identify because the different symptoms take on different characteristics. However, there are several common things that most people with MS experience, and these should be considered when coming up with a diagnosis. These include chronic pain, decreased muscle strength and function, loss of balance, decreased vision, speech problems, bladder and bowel problems, short-term memory loss, depression, anxiety, and difficulty concentrating or focusing. The different symptoms and their varying levels of severity make MS a very difficult disease to live with.
Muscle spasticity is another of the MS symptoms that most people with MS have to deal with. Spasticity is a condition where one or more muscles become stiff or loose. In most cases, the muscles become much more noticeable after large movements or exercises. If someone has MS, they are more likely to have muscle spasticity compared to someone without MS. Spasticity can affect anyone from children to adults with MS.
Another of the MS symptoms is depression, which can have many different causes and affects anyone at any time in their lives. MS is believed to have a genetic link, so if someone in the family has had MS, chances are that a person in their family will experience a relapse of MS symptoms. MS symptoms may also be triggered by traumatic events, such as an accident or a serious illness. Depression is one of the leading causes of relapse when it comes to MS.
Another of the MS symptoms is decreased sexual function, which is difficult to treat. MS can damage the nerves in the brain and cause them to signal the body that something needs to be done, but the brain must receive instructions from the nervous system in order to respond. With MS, the brain does not receive proper signals from the spinal cord to take action on the sensory inputs that it receives from the body. This can cause decreased sexual function and even loss of the ability to produce sperm.
There are many other symptoms that can worsen the effects of multiple sclerosis, including depression and feelings of anxiety. However, none of these symptoms can directly affect the nervous system. MS is thought to be caused by a combination of factors, including inflammation, damage to the brain, loss of brain cells, clogged nerve fibers, and brain cell death. By monitoring your symptoms, and making changes that are necessary to improve your quality of life, you can help control the progression of your multiple sclerosis.
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