MS symptoms normally present themselves with at least one specific manifestation like the difficulty in maintaining a balance and coordination, or difficulty in focusing and concentrating. Apart from that, there are several other typical MS symptoms. Some of these symptoms include extreme fatigue, blurred vision, poor concentration, involuntary body movements or twitching, speech problems, and motor skills disturbance. All these manifestations are associated with some form of motor or sensory disturbance.
There are various different symptoms that can be associated with MS. The first signs of MS usually appear in early adolescence or early adulthood. At that stage, the patient experiences the first symptoms of MS as a result of the activation of the muscles around the eyes and the visual centers of the brain. In most of the MS patients, the first signs of MS do not manifest until somewhere between the age of 20 and 30 years.
MS symptoms develop slowly over a period of time. Generally, MS starts when one or more of the central nervous system myelin cells start to die. When these cells start dying, they trigger the death of the myelin sheath, which is responsible for the transmission of nerve fibers. The myelin sheath starts to disintegrate due to the increased damage done by the free radicals. With this happening, the signals send by the nerve fibers get distorted and sometimes get damaged too much.
Relapses are common after an MS outbreak. Relapses may include sudden exacerbations or remissions. A relapse may include sudden worsening or sudden cessation of MS symptoms. MS relapses may include relapsing remitting MS symptoms, where the MS relapses once again after a short period of time.
MS may also involve the spinal cord and the optic neuritis, which are related to the myelin damage caused in the central nervous system. The spinal cord is affected by the inflammation that is present in the spinal cord. This affects the brain, and then the functions of the entire body will be greatly affected. MS symptoms can also affect the eyes, as well as other parts of the body, and cause weakness, numbness, and tingling sensations.
MS numbness can be attributed to different conditions and diseases and can range from mild to severe. This MS symptom is often overlooked by doctors because of its similarity to other health conditions like urinary infection and flu. When a person has multiple sclerosis, it is common for him or her to experience weakness in different areas of the body, especially when the area is involved in some kind of accident or trauma.
Another MS symptom that doctors overlook is double vision. This condition is actually hard to diagnose and is often confused with optic nerve damage or a different disease. MS double vision can cause difficulties in reading materials placed close to the eyes. Sometimes, the sight of objects seen through the glasses is blurry and there is a chance of double vision when reading materials that are placed near the eyes.
MS symptoms should not be dismissed as a fluke of an incurable disease. No medication or therapy can cure MS; rather it is a progressive disease, wherein the treatment is ongoing. MS sufferers need proper diagnosis and treatment from their healthcare providers to effectively control the progression of the disease. If one misses any of the MS diagnostic exams, it can worsen the effects of multiple sclerosis. Thus, a proper diagnosis and proper treatment should be given the same importance as any other medical condition.
MS symptoms may include muscle weakness or limp. Muscle weakness may occur due to various reasons, like exposure to extreme heat or cold, injuries on the joints, muscle spasms, rheumatoid arthritis, or stress. This kind of weakness usually occurs when the patient gets back to his/her activities. But sometimes, the patient returns with a sudden relapse, without prior warning. This can be alarming, especially if the patient has lost his/her grip on activities.
A neurological attack, which is also known as seizures, can also cause MS relapses. The seizures attack can last a few minutes or hours. It is believed that MS affects people according to how they handle stressful situations. Stress leads to over excitement or hyperventilation that affects the functioning of the central nervous system. In turn, it leads to symptoms like muscle spasms, cramps, involuntary twitching, and tremors.
A large number of researchers have found links between MS and toxins. Studies have shown that toxins weaken the immune system of the body. This makes a person more prone to an MS attack. Researchers are still looking for a cure for multiple sclerosis, but preventing it starts with proper diet, good lifestyle, and regular exercise.
Oren Zarif - Psychokinesis