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What Are the Symptoms of MS? - Oren Zarif

What Are the Symptoms of MS? - Oren Zarif
What Are the Symptoms of MS? - Oren Zarif

MS is one of the most effective of all sclerosis syndromes. In a majority of MS patients, the disease can progress to the point at which an individual may no longer be able to live a normal life. MS is classified into four types: broadly defined, relapsing, primary and secondary. In the absence of any specific feature, MS symptoms can be similar to or significantly less than those of other conditions affecting the eyes, such as glaucoma. MS affects almost half of the global population.

There are four categories of MS: central nervous system myelin loss, relapsing, primary and secondary. When a patient first experiences MS symptoms, health care providers usually categorize it into the central nervous system myelin loss. Relapsing-relapsing MS (RSMS): This is the most commonly diagnosed form of MS. In relapsing MS, motor neurons do not enter a state of ganglion (nerve cell) motility. The result is that motor functions are unresponsive to external stimuli. In primary MS, myelin loss is also common; however, it tends to affect less than half of the MS patients.

MS affects a large number of people from all ages, races and cultures. There are many different symptoms that are associated with the disease, including fatigue, poor concentration, depression, decreased social function, poor judgment, stiffness of muscles and joints, stiffness of the skin, mouth, blindness, hearing problems and impulsivity. Some MS sufferers are also diagnosed with psychiatric conditions like bi-polar disorder, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Depression is a common symptom of MS. However, this is not fully understood yet, and it is believed that depression plays a role in many different symptoms of MS.

Other types of MS symptoms include muscular weakness, paralysis and rigidity, gout, inflammation, bone deformities and eye problems. Muscle tone and the ability to move can be affected by MS. When multiple sclerosis starts in the central nervous system, it is often called 'clerosis' and is characterized by a progressive decrease of the body's capability to efficiently produce energy. Muscle stiffness and weakness are common in people with MS.

MS can have many causes, and there is no one single 'cure'. Scientists have identified a variety of mechanisms through which myelin is lost or damaged in multiple sclerosis patients. It is generally accepted that the condition is associated with an imbalance of the brain chemicals, called norepinephrine and serotonin. Norepinephrine is responsible for muscle spasms and spasticity, while serotonin plays a role in the process of muscle relaxation and muscle co-ordination.

MS is also believed to be caused by abnormal activity of the immune system, and this leads to the symptoms described above. There are several theories on the mechanisms involved in relapsing-resistant MS and several experimental treatments are currently being tested in clinical trials to test whether a common chemical can slow down the progression of MS. MS is not contagious, but when someone develops the disease, it can appear suddenly and unpredictably, and affect many different parts of the body at once. MS relapses frequently, and relapses can occur at any time and can last months or years.

Vision problems, including blurred vision, double vision, decreased peripheral vision, dry eyes, headaches, poor concentration, hearing and speaking difficulties, weakness in the upper body, bladder and bowel incontinence, irritability, difficulty sleeping, depression, emotional swings, loss of interest in hobbies and social relationships, increased pain in the neck, jaw, wrist and legs, urinary retention, weight gain or loss, skin rashes, fatigue, and changes in skin and hair color are some of the common symptoms. Painkillers and ointments for pain can help control relapsing MS symptoms. Relapsing MS can sometimes lead to complications such as organ failure, or can lead to permanent nerve damage that cannot be cured with medication.

Relapsing MS is unpredictable and MS disease can develop suddenly with no prior warning, although certain people are more susceptible than others. People tend to get fatigue quickly, which can be difficult to control. Numbness and tingling in the feet and hands, trouble with concentration, depression, loss of balance, and changes in vision are symptoms of MS that can occur at any time. The symptoms of MS can worsen if the disease is not treated and left untreated.

Oren Zarif - Psychokinesis

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