It's important for people with MS to realize that what makes them feel good one moment is not going to make them feel good the next. If you are tired or fatigued you can forget about all the things you love about life because you might be laying in bed thinking about how bad your day was and how you are going to work tomorrow to get through it. Unfortunately this is one of the worst ways to cope with MS symptoms. Let's talk about some ways to help you get through your day and enjoy life.
Muscle weakness and fatigue are one of the first MS symptoms that most people notice. You may also experience problems with your balance, coordination, and strength. This can be a very difficult experience to deal with especially if you are trying to do work or even just simple things around the house. The reason why this is such a big problem is because your brain is telling your body to do the same things every day which leads to muscle and nerve dysfunction. Your brain is telling your body to move your joints and muscles which tell your body that it needs to stop functioning properly so it just starts to do nothing.
When this happens along with other MS symptoms, it is known as secondary symptoms. Many people have no idea that they have these, since they often go and ignore them. While some MS sufferers do get a good night sleep this is usually not the case for the majority. In fact people who suffer from MS will sometimes go days without even sleeping. There are two major reasons for this and they are lack of nutrients and myelin loss.
The lack of nutrients is one of the most common symptoms. For some people this can lead to malnutrition and the rest of the day the numbness and tingling will keep coming. If you are experiencing this along with other MS symptoms such as pain or a hard time focusing, chances are that you are not getting enough nutrients and your myelin is starting to break down. Myelin is a protective covering for nerves in the brain and spinal cord that provides the brain with signals. It also helps carry information back and forth between brain cells.
Another reason that you may not be getting enough nutrients is because your neurologist has not tested you properly. The tests that a neurologist does on MS sufferers are very specific. They need to test for a number of things in order to assess your neurology. If your test results come back positive for MS then that is the only time that you should go to a neurologist. MS symptoms like muscle weakness, extreme pain, extreme sensitivity to pain and even tingling or numbness while walking are all common symptoms of MS.
MS is also known to affect women more than men. MS is also seen mostly in younger adults. MS symptoms including depression, anxiety, depression, fatigue and difficulty with concentrating, forgetfulness and difficulty learning or remembering things are seen in everyone, but MS can cause more adverse health effects in some people. MS risk factors that involve depression include having more than one incident of depression during the course of a year, being female and having low socioeconomic status.
A few other MS symptoms include poor vision, decreased ability to coordinate and balance, and problems with learning and memory. Poor vision can result in difficulties with seeing nearby objects, such as trees or other objects that are close by. Poor balance can result in stiffness of the joints and muscles, dizziness, and nausea. Memory loss can result in difficulty learning or remembering things, or difficulty concentrating and forgetting things. Other symptoms of MS may include lack of coordination or difficulty with fine movements of the fingers and toes, and a loss of balance and strength.
MS affects the nervous system and therefore affects a person's ability to process information correctly. When there is a lack of myelin in the myelin sheath, a person's brain chemistry becomes imbalanced. This imbalanced brain chemistry may result in problems with attention, concentration, impulse control, pain management, muscle tone and gait, swallowing, and bladder control. MS symptoms can appear almost anyplace on the body, although they are most commonly seen on the legs, feet, and ankles. MS does not have any cure, but it is possible to manage the disease using a variety of treatments that involve drugs, therapy, and lifestyle changes.
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