When you are affected by multiple sclerosis, you will encounter many common symptoms. However, because MS is a complex disease and there are many different triggers, sometimes these symptoms can become confused with each other. MS often results in sudden and extreme changes in the way you feel as well as in your ability to function. Some of the more common symptoms of MS that you should be aware of include:
Fatigue MS affects the nerves in your body, resulting in excessive fatigue, weakness and tingling sensations. One of the common MS symptoms of fatigue is weakness or exhaustion that begins immediately after doing a simple activity such as walking around the house or vacuuming. People with MS tend to have a difficult time sleeping. People with MS have found that the fatigue that they feel can affect their every day lives and their emotional state as well.
Vision MS sufferers notice visual problems such as blurred vision, seeing spots and halos, seeing colors and lines that aren't there, or seeing objects that aren't there at all. Other common MS symptoms include decreased eyesight or trouble focusing. Fluid is also often a sign of MS. Fluid is caused by inflammation in the joints, which then causes problems with your vision and equilibrium.
Relapses MS typically begins with a brief attack that then leads to long-term disabling symptoms. Long-term MS symptoms usually begin gradually and steadily build up over time. One of the ways that MS affects your long-term health is that relapses can occur. A relapse occurs when your body is trying to protect itself from the harmful effects of multiple sclerosis medications. These relapses can happen on their own, or they may be triggered by another event or symptom that has previously caused your MS symptoms to worsen.
Fatigue MS affects so many people's lives that fatigue is a common multiple sclerosis symptoms. MS fatigue can be very intense for some people, and sometimes it can lead to depression. MS fatigue can often be triggered by physical activities such as overexertion, such as lifting too heavy a load, or excessive sleepiness during the day. Another way that MS fatigue can be caused is by stress. Stress can also be common multiple sclerosis symptoms in people who have suffered trauma or stroke. Stress is often thought to contribute to MS because it can make the body's joints and muscles stiff, which in turn makes it difficult for the patient's muscles to move properly.
Secondary Progressive MS symptoms may include short periods of restlessness, which can occur when the patient sneezes or coughs. Other MS symptoms can include changes in vision, including a reduction in detail or clarity of vision and a tendency to misplace things. MS relapses often do not last, but instead may reappear within a few weeks or months. In some cases, relapses can lead to more severe disability.
MS sufferers who also experience sexual dysfunction may experience erectile dysfunction, which includes difficulty having an erection sufficient to participate in sexual intercourse or to achieve complete ejaculation. MS relapses can lead to decreased libido or a lack of interest in sex, which can be embarrassing for a man with MS and even detrimental to his relationship. MS symptoms that can also lead to decreased sexual function include ejaculatory control, problems with ejaculation, and pain during intercourse. MS may also cause or lead to problems with fertility, such as when nerve damage causes hormones to be altered.
MS symptoms are often confused with the regular signs and symptoms of other diseases or conditions. MS symptoms can cause many different problems in daily life, including loss of work, social interaction, communication, and cognitive impairment. MS patients who are unable to control their MS symptoms should consult their physician about the possibility that they are experiencing a neurological problem. MS symptoms can also be very debilitating and frustrating, and can interfere with leading a normal life. If your doctor suspects that you have MS, he will most likely recommend that you consult with a neurologist to determine if there is an underlying cause.
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