Let’s start with the basics of Multiple Sclerosis Informationor it’s more commonly known title, MS, it’s a disease of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). Inflammation occurs when the body’s own immune system attacks itself, causing nerve damage. Researchers believe the inflammation to be connected to a virus, genetics or even a combination of both, however no one knows for sure. Multiple Scleroses Signs usually present themselves between the ages of 20 and 40, and starts with the vision. It is not certain as to why more women are affect by this disease than men. Though research is being done to focus on the connection with hormones; women tend to be diagnosed more often during pre-menopausal. Though there is no known cure for MS, most people diagnose with the disease live a long normal life.
MS symptoms can range from suffering very few to experiencing more severe symptoms; even leading to paralysis, unable to walk, speak, or write. Some of the first Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms people experience is blurred or double vision, blindness in one eye, distortion of red-green color. Muscle weakness, difficulty with balance and coordination. Symptoms can become severe enough that it can impair the ability to walk or stand. In worst cases it can cause partial paralysis. MS can effect some cases with dizziness, a prickly feeling of pins and needles in the abdomen, speech impediment, or even tremors. Occasionally there are people will also experience memory loss, poor judgment, depression, and hearing loss.
The most common Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms effect the muscles with weakness, and tremors. The bowels and bladder with constipation, and leakage. The eyes with blurred, and / or uncontrollable rapid eye movement. They may experience numbness or pain, effecting the face, arms and legs. The nerves and brain may have decreased attention span, or poor judgment. May experience some issues sexually as well, like with problems with producing lubrication or achieving erections. Difficulty with speech, such as slurred, or not understandable. Sometimes one may have a difficulty with swallowing.
Multiple Sclerosis Signs can mimic other nervous system disorders making testing for MS very important. Diagnosing MS is done by eliminating out other disorders. Doctors may be able to diagnosis someone with MS at the first onset of symptoms. While others, doctors may not be able to diagnosis the onset of symptoms as Multiple Sclerosis. Baffling symptoms can lead to years of misdiagnosis.
Multiple Sclerosis Treatment There is no known cure for MS. Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis can include medication which when taken on a long-term basis can help reduce the onset of physical disabilities. Steroids have been used to control the severity of attacks. Therapies such as physical, speech, and occupational, can be beneficial to some MS sufferers. There are helpful support groups available too.
Multiple Sclerosis can come on in a series of attacks. An episode can vary, lasting days, weeks, or even months. The spontaneous trigger of an episode is as confusing as the exact cause of the disease itself. Research is being done to find a cure and better treatments and therapies to control the severity of the MS attacks.
A physician should be consulted if one is experiencing symptoms that resemble those of Multiple Sclerosis. The earlier the diagnosis the sooner treatment can be administered to reduce physical disabilities. Controlling the severity of the attacks and helping one to return to a normal life in between attacks.