The most common and easily recognized MS symptoms are the loss of mobility, specifically paresis (lack of ability to move), weakness, and fatigue. When a person first notices these symptoms they usually just describe them as typical day-to-day weariness or fatigue and don't connect them with the disease. But rest can be a huge help in fighting MS. A well-rested patient will be better able to concentrate and fight off attacks.
MS is a chronic, progressive disease that affects the central nervous system and the legs. It has no cure but there are ways to control some of its complications, such as reducing muscle rigidity, muscle wasting, and damage to nerves. One way to control some of these complications is by making changes in diet. Other ways to prevent further progression of the disease is to protect the body's immune system from damage. Some MS symptoms may appear even in healthy individuals, such as a reduction in muscle strength, stiffness of muscles and joints, dizziness, and headaches.
Most of these conditions will begin to show up in later stages of the disease, although some can begin as early as the first signs of symptoms. A doctor can test for MS symptoms by looking for redness, swelling, numbness, or tingling in the arms or legs, or a change in skin color. Other common MS symptoms include fatigue, loss of appetite, decreased ability to think or reason properly, difficulty concentrating, difficulty walking, and problems with balance, coordination, and muscle weakness. Because the first signs of MS often appear in people already experiencing some other health problems, they can be difficult to diagnose and can go unnoticed.
Once a doctor diagnoses MS, he or she will likely recommend multiple sclerosis medications. These may include an oral medication, a cream, or a topical treatment. In some cases, a healthcare provider may recommend MRI tests or bone scans in order to confirm the diagnosis. Depending on the type of MS and the severity of the symptoms, a healthcare provider may also consider other options, such as acupuncture, yoga, surgery, or physical therapy. All MS sufferers should seek medical help when the onset of symptoms is suspected.
People who have multiple sclerosis suffer from a wide range of symptoms, which are often hard to distinguish from each other. Though there is no cure for the disease, researchers have developed a number of treatments that can ease the effects of the primary symptoms and allow patients to lead a more normal life. While there is currently no known cure for the disease, MS symptoms can be managed using a variety of therapies that can improve the quality of life for MS sufferers.
The primary MS symptoms of extreme fatigue and lack of energy are easily distinguishable by anyone who sees them. However, the lack of energy is not the only symptom of MS. Another common symptom of MS is muscle weakness, which can be mistaken for a simple case of arthritis or muscle spasms. MS sufferers who have a combination of both primary and secondary symptoms can be difficult to diagnose, which is why it is very important to see a doctor whenever you start to feel strange or out of breath. Muscle weakness can be accompanied by other symptoms such as:
Severe pain and/or swelling around the neck and face are another one of the primary MS symptoms that can become quite difficult to distinguish from the regular flu or cold. This swelling can be mistaken for a serious condition such as a stroke or a heart attack. The good news is that MS patients can usually stop the MS symptoms in their tracks once they begin to show up. However, as long as the condition exists, the increased pain and discomfort may become a problem. In some severe cases of MS sufferers may become unable to perform daily tasks because of the difficulty that the pain or stiffness causes in movement.
A further common MS symptom is blurred vision, which can be mistaken for age-related macular degeneration (age-related eye disease) or serious eye injury. Blurred vision can also occur as a side effect of certain drugs, including certain antibiotics. However, if you have any of these symptoms you should immediately tell your doctor about them so that the correct course of treatment can be determined. For example, if you suddenly develop blurred vision and cannot understand anything on the screen, you should inform your doctor or pharmacist. A doctor may decide that you have optic neuritis instead of a more serious eye problem and refer you to a specialist for a proper diagnosis.
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