MS Symptoms are many and vary according to the area of MS that a person has. In this section, you will learn about what causes MS symptoms as well as how to treat them. Some of the more common symptoms of MS are:
Eye problems: MS often affects the eyes, which is why the MS symptoms known as 'glaucoma' occurs. Two MS symptoms that look like glaucoma are also called 'double vision' and 'eczema'. The symptoms of these two conditions are almost exactly the same. 'Cataracts' on the other hand are another example of an eye problem. Cataracts are formed when pieces of debris from the eye drop into it and block the drainage canal.
Loss of balance: MS is sometimes called 'the silent killer' because its progression leads to loss of balance. This MS symptom may manifest itself in falling. Some people do not notice that they have developed this habit until they have a stroke or an accident where the balance comes out of position. This is one of the more difficult MS symptoms to live with because even though there is no pain involved, the person has fallen backwards.
Depression: MS can also lead to depression and if it attacks the central nervous system it is classified as a disorder. MS symptoms of depression include persistent feelings of sadness, anxiety, irritability, and hopelessness. In addition, the depression can progress to thoughts of suicide. In addition, depression MS victims may also experience feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and irritability. However, many people who suffer from multiple sclerosis do not consider the thought of suicide because they feel they can control their disease.
Muscle and joint pain: MS is also known as a progressive disease of the musculoskeletal system, which affects the muscles, joints, and tendons. MS experts believe that MS is caused by damage to the myelin sheath in the brain and nearby nerves. Myelin is the covering of the nerves on the outer layer of the brain and the nerves communicate with the myelin sheath. As the myelin sheath becomes damaged the nerves become tangled and the messages can become garbled. These myelin damaged nerves can produce MS symptoms such as muscle and joint pain.
Photophobia: Another MS symptom that many people do not associate with this disease is photophobia, which is the fear of bright lights. If you have developed photophobia, you might start to shiver when you are exposed to sunlight, even for just a moment. MS doctors say that it is an inflammatory condition that is related to optic neuritis and can be the result of fluid leaking into the eye.
Numbness and Tingling: MS sufferers develop a variety of symptoms that include weakness, numbness, and tingling in the extremities. MS experts say that MS usually results from a central nervous system infection, spinal stenosis, or damage to the cerebrospinal fluid. The numbness and tingling can be brought on by a variety of things. MS numbness and tingling can be felt in the fingers, arms, hands, feet, or even the toes. MS pain can also be a stabbing, shooting, or throbbing sensation in the arms, legs, thighs, stomach, or buttocks.
Relapse prevention is the key for people diagnosed with MS. MS relapse can be triggered in several ways. When treating MS, doctors try to find the root cause of the condition. Treatments for relapses can include nutritional supplements, vitamin C, anti-inflammatory drugs, and steroid injections. They are trying to find medications that will help control relapses so that people diagnosed with MS can live a normal life and work and play without MS complications.
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