MS symptoms are unpredictable and variable. One individual may experience just one or two of its possible adverse effects, while another individual may experience more. Occurs in roughly 80% of all people, can severely disrupt the ability to function properly at work and home, and can be the most prominent sign in an individual who otherwise has very few mobility restrictions. The good news is that there are ways to possibly slow down the progress of MS and perhaps even reverse its onset.
MS symptoms vary between individuals. Some individuals show no symptoms at all, while others exhibit severe and recurrent symptoms. In addition, some individuals may encounter only a few of the symptoms, while other individuals may suffer from scores of different symptoms. The vast majority of sufferers do not suffer any loss of function. MS symptoms have been shown to improve with proper management of the disease.
The most common MS symptoms include motor fluctuations, which include problems walking, talking, swallowing, as well as eye-sight related problems. Other common symptoms include speech disturbances, experiencing difficulty with speech fluency, having problems with speech articulation, short-term memory difficulties, decreased concentration, irritability, depression, fatigue, as well as difficulty focusing. The majority of people who experience multiple sclerosis symptoms also experience depression. MS is a chronic disease, which means that relapses are common. However, relapses do occur, which are often related to stress, medications, infections, or exposure to weather extremes. MS relapses can lead to:
The only way to properly treat MS symptoms is to find out what triggers them. There are currently several promising clinical trials testing new drugs and techniques for treating MS. Scientists are still not completely certain how to stop the progression of multiple sclerosis. However, they have found that a combination of drugs can greatly slow down the progression of the disease. Most people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis symptoms will have to be on multiple sclerosis drugs for the rest of their life in order to successfully treat their disease.
If you were told that one person might suffer from some common symptoms of multiple sclerosis, but another person might actually have the disease, the person with the more severe symptoms should be seen by a physician. Even though it's common for MS sufferers to experience some relapses, these relapses should never be ignored. If a relapse does occur, then a doctor should be consulted to find out the root cause of the relapse and determine a proper course of treatment.
A large number of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience a flash of symptoms, such as weakness, muscle cramps, blurred vision, dry mouth, or an allergic reaction to one thing or another. Sometimes these symptoms are so mild that no one thinks anything of them, but other times people with MS experience intense pain and discomfort, which can severely interfere with day-to-day activities. If one of these first symptoms appears, a trip to the doctor is advisable. If no first symptoms occur, MS sufferers should not assume that they don't have MS until a doctor tells them so. This holds true even if no first symptoms appear, since a majority of MS sufferers experience at least one relapse at some point in their lives.
One of the more common first symptoms that MS sufferers experience is the stiffening or spasms of one or both limbs. The most common type of MS spasm is called rigidity, which describes involuntary, sometimes painful, tightening of muscles. While stiffness is usually experienced in the limbs, it can also affect the face, including the jaw, or even the hands and arms.
Another MS symptom is fatigue, which affects almost everyone who has MS. However, there are several degrees of fatigue ranging from mildly fatigued to severely fatigued. It is also common for multiple sclerosis sufferers to feel irritable, with an inability to concentrate. The symptoms of MS can vary in severity and are often confused with other diseases that affect the nervous system such as depression, arthritis, high blood pressure, or even diabetes.
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