Multiple Sclerosis is a disease whereby the body's immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects the brain and spinal cord. Early MS symptoms include weakness, tingling, numbness, and blurred vision. Other signs are muscle stiffness, thinking problems, and urinary problems. Treatment can relieve MS symptoms and delay disease progression.
People with multiple sclerosis (MS) tend to have their first symptoms between the ages of 20 and 40. Usually the symptoms get better, but then come back. Some may come and go, while others linger.
Keep track of your symptoms to help your doctor monitor the course of the disease and the effectiveness of the treatment.
Whether you have a diagnosis or are worried about symptoms, know that MS doesn't have to control your life. You can work with your doctor to treat and manage your symptoms so you can stay healthy and continue to live the life you want.
Early Symptoms of MS:
Blurred or double vision
Clumsiness or a lack of coordination
Loss of balance
Weakness in an arm or leg
There are a number of treatment options for Multiple Sclerosis. New treatments have dramatically reduced relapses, reduced progression of the disease, and improved quality of life. MS should be diagnosed and treated by a neurologist specializing in this disease.