MS Symptoms

Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Mouth Sores and Their Implications

For those living with multiple sclerosis, mouth sores might be a recurring complaint. Given the complicated nature of MS, mouth sores may be indicative of different problems.

 

Multiple Sclerosis, Mouth Sores and IBD

 

First of all, it is important to point out that, in many patients, multiple sclerosis does not occur in isolation. Many patients with multiple sclerosis also have other diseases or conditions. It has actually been shown that people with one inflammatory disease are highly likely to develop another. In keeping with this observation, people suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have demonstrated an elevated risk of developing multiple sclerosis.

The symptoms of IBD can affect the entire gastrointestinal tract. They are also often exhibited outside the digestive system. Thus, it is not unusual for those suffering from IBD to have fever, stomach cramps, diarrhea, weight-loss, joint-swelling and mouth ulcers. The mouth ulcers are of particular …


MS (Multiple Sclerosis), Swollen Lymph Nodes and the Implications of their Coincidence

Some patients have symptoms that are not directly related to their MS. Swollen lymph nodes are a perfect example of such symptoms. The multiple sclerosis-swollen lymph nodes coincidence has been shown to be meaningful in certain contexts.

First of all, it is important to establish what causes the lymph nodes to swell. Various factors have been implicated in the development of swollen lymph nodes. They include bacterial and viral infections of various kinds, some autoimmune diseases, and certain forms of cancer. These conditions can all impact healthy patients as well as patients who are suffering from MS. Hence, it is not unusual for patients to experience the MS-swollen lymph nodes coincidence. The concurrence of the two conditions may be a coincidence with no causal relationship. Alternatively, the multiple sclerosis-swollen lymph nodes coincidence may be significant enough to imply a relationship between the two conditions. As you will see below, this …


MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Bruising

When it occurs in patients suffering from MS, bruising is often cause for concern. Many patients worry about the reasons for the multiple sclerosis-bruising coincidence: they wonder if their bruises are an indication that their condition is deteriorating. Patients may also worry about their appearance.

The ease with which some patients bruise, and the scars left behind when their bruises heal can leave them feeling self-conscious about their appearance. They may stop wearing shorts and short-sleeved shirts because they are alarmed about the appearance of the bruises and scars and do not want to draw too much attention to themselves. With the above considerations in mind, bruising in MS patients can be described as both a medical problem and an aesthetic problem. Attempts to understand what is behind the bruising and to manage it should take into account both of these concerns on the part of patients.

 

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MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Vomiting

Among patients with MS, vomiting is a symptom that can result for different reasons. For one, it could be a direct result of the multiple sclerosis. Vomiting could also be an indirect result of the disease or a coincidence.

 

MS Vomiting as a Symptom of the Disease or a Side Effect of the Medication

 

What are the circumstances that provoke vomiting in multiple sclerosis patients? In some patients with MS, vomiting results directly from lesions in the nervous tissue. These patients’ vomiting is spontaneous and positional. Thus, they may vomit when they lean forward, and have a tendency to experience vertigo and headaches. Further examination can reveal these patients to suffer from nystagmus, a condition which results in the involuntary movement on the eyes. It makes sense that patients with little control over the motion of their eyes can develop vertigo. The visual images being transmitted by their …


MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Heart Problems

Various health problems are experienced by patients with MS. Heart problems are ranked among these. Multiple sclerosis heart problems may result from a number of causes, some of which are explored in detail below.

One of the symptoms experienced by MS patients is arrhythmia of the heart. This is basically a problem with the rhythm of the patient’s heartbeat. The heart may beat too quickly, too slowly or irregularly. Arrhythmia is harmless in some cases. In other cases, it is a dangerous condition that threatens patients’ lives. In these latter cases, the arrhythmia may hinder blood flow to organs such as the brain and heart. Damage to these organs can be life-threatening.

 

MS Heart Problems and Brain Stem Lesions

 

When arrhythmia is accompanied by breathing problems, the condition is often referred to as having palpitations. Palpitations can be experienced by MS patients as a direct result of their …


MS Muscle Aches

MS muscle aches are among the pain symptoms experienced by MS patients on a daily basis. These pains could be acute or chronic. They could also be a primary result of MS or secondary to the disease.

 

Muscle Weakness and MS Muscle Aches

 

One of the prominent features of multiple sclerosis is muscle weakness, experienced when the nerves that regulate muscle function are affected by demyelination and inflammation. The development of lesions in the relevant parts of the nervous system affects the transmission of impulses between the nervous system and the patient’s muscles. As a result the muscular movements may be weaker than they typically would be. This results in muscle weakness and exhaustion. The muscles may overcompensate to make up for this, resulting in MS muscle aches.

It is also possible for the patient’s lesions and their impact on his or her muscles to result in general …


MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Lower Back Pain

Various forms of pain are associated with the progression of multiple sclerosis. MS lower back pain is one of them. Many patients who experience multiple sclerosis lower back pain can associate it with the musculoskeletal changes their bodies endure as a result of the disease.

The various forms of pain endured by sufferers of multiple sclerosis can often be directly or indirectly tied to the damage wrought by multiple sclerosis. They may result directly from lesions and inflammation in the nervous tissue. They may also result when various bodily organs or systems are undermined by a damaged nervous system. Muscles may weaken and atrophy, for example, resulting in pain when patients try to walk or to sit up for long stretches of time. Pain may also result when patients’ react to their medication and experience pain as a side effect.

 

Some Causes of MS Lower Back Pain

 

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MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Chest Pain

Multiple Sclerosis patients have been known to experience MS chest pain. This multiple sclerosis chest pain is also known as the MS “hug” or the girdle-band sensation.

The MS “hug” is typically described as an MS chest pain, but the truth of the matter is that it can be felt on the chest or on the abdomen. It can also be a one-sided pain or one that encircles the patient’s torso. Some patients describe it as a pressure on the chest that is more irritating than painful. But others describe it as pain so terrible that they fear they may be experiencing a heart attack. The MS “hug” can last a very short time (mere seconds) or it can last for hours and hours. Clearly, the presentation of the MS “hug” varies from individual to individual.

 

The Causes of MS Chest Pain

 

The MS “hug” is so …


MS Kidney Disease

Various forms of disease are associated with MS. Kidney disease happens to be one of them.

In patients with MS, kidney disease, and more specifically, kidney infection, tends to be secondary to MS. Kidney disease in these patients may result when they develop urinary tract infections that spread to the kidney. These urinary tract infections tend to be the result of problems like urine retention and dysfunction of the sphincter, both of which are common among MS patients.

 

Addressing the Complications of MS- Kidney Disease and Urinary Tract Infections

 

Urine retention and sphincter dysfunction, both the result of nervous system lesions associated with MS, cause patients much distress and discomfort. They make incontinence a regular feature in patients’ lives, and it is often the case that the patients have to resort to the use of catheters to empty their bladders. On their own, these conditions have the capacity …


MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Knees

Patients with MS knees are those who have knee problems as a result of their struggles with the disease. Their multiple sclerosis knees can be brought on by a variety of factors.

 

Various Causes of MS Knees

 

The knee pain endured by multiple sclerosis patients is often the result of an uneven gait. Multiple sclerosis patients who develop an uneven gait do so because the development of lesions in their nervous tissue has significantly hindered their ability to walk normally. These patients may have vertigo and balance problems, which make it difficult for them to remain upright. They may also have poor coordination.

Some patients experience spasticity as their primary problem. Spasticity entails the continued contraction of certain muscles, and the patients’ inability to voluntarily make those muscles relax. When the leg muscles are spastic, it becomes impossible to walk unless the patient has the help …


MS (Multiple Sclerosis) and Hair Loss

MS and hair loss are associated in a number of cases. Those patients who suffer from multiple sclerosis and hair loss might have a hard time figuring out what the cause of their hair loss is because this information is not always apparent.

 

Can Multiple Sclerosis Cause Hair Loss?

 

One of the causes of multiple sclerosis hair loss is the use of interferons to treat some of the symptoms of the disease. The impact of the interferons is not instantaneous. Some patients use interferons for an extended period of time before they notice that their hair is thinner than it once was. That is when it will occur to them that they are experiencing hair loss. If they are lucky, they will be able to quickly make the connection between the interferons and the hair loss. If not, they might take a long time to make the connection …


Multiple Sclerosis and Rash Symptoms

When are multiple sclerosis and rash symptoms associated? Are they directly associated or is their concurrence only a coincidence? These are important questions to consider, especially where the well-being of multiple sclerosis patients with skin conditions is concerned. Determining their answers can help these patients find relief from their symptoms.

 

Conventional Perspectives on Multiple Sclerosis, Skin Rash and Other Symptoms

 

The answers to the above questions ultimately depend on the medical approach that one is using. For instance, a conventional medical practitioner is likely to consider the concurrence of multiple sclerosis and rash symptoms as evidence that the patient is reacting to one of his or her MS medications or, alternatively, as proof that the patient is experiencing the symptoms of another disease, for instance Lyme disease, lupus, Crohn’s disease or hives. It seems that these factors are frequently accountable for MS patient’s rashes. So it is likely …


Multiple Sclerosis and Weight Loss

The subject of multiple sclerosis and weight loss is of great concern among patients suffering from the disease and food-related issues.

Multiple sclerosis weight loss can occur in a number of different contexts. For instance, a patient may lose weight because a loss in appetite has prompted him or her to eat less food than normal. Because the body’s metabolic needs are not being met, the body burns up the energy reserves stored in the body as fat. It is only natural to look into the reasons why MS patients would suffer appetite loss. By determining whether such appetite loss is a direct or indirect result of MS, one can learn how to better manage multiple sclerosis and weight loss.

 

Does Multiple Sclerosis Cause Weight Loss Directly?

 

The development of multiple sclerosis lesions may be directly responsible for patients’ loss in appetite and their consequent weight loss. Multiple …


MS (Multiple Sclerosis): CNS Demyelinating Disease

Among the primary features of MS, CNS lesions have far reaching consequences. These are attributable to multiple sclerosis’ CNS demyelinating effect. MS is characterized by the demyelination and inflammation of the nerve cells. The resulting lesions can cause problems in different parts of the body because nervous tissue plays a part in regulating all the organs and organ systems in the patient’s body.

Technically speaking, the CNS or central nervous system constitutes the brain and the spinal cord, which are protected by the blood-brain barrier, skull and spine. (Some medical scientists define the CNS more expansively, adding to the basic definition above the retinas and cranial nerves.) In addition to the central nervous system there is a peripheral nervous system, which includes the nerves and ganglia (“relay points”) beyond the brain and spinal cord. The PNS connects the CNS to the organ systems and extremities of the body. Unlike the …


Lyme Disease and Multiple Sclerosis

Lyme disease and multiple sclerosis are sometimes so similar in presentation that misdiagnosis and years of consequent suffering are not unheard of. This is frightening as both diseases have the capacity to cause extensive damage if misdiagnosed for years. For both diseases, the best chance for patients lies in correct and early diagnosis and treatment.

 

MS, Lyme Disease and the Possibility of Misdiagnosis

 

The primary overlap between Lyme disease and multiple sclerosis occurs in the area of symptoms. In both diseases, patients can present with optic neuritis, weakness, fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, depression and abnormal sensations associated with nervous system problems (e.g. prickling, burning, stabbing pains, and itching). Additionally, MRI scans can show similar results for Lyme disease and multiple sclerosis patients, namely, the appearance of lesions in the white matter of the central nervous system. Cerebrospinal fluid analyses can be equally misleading. To add to this array of …


MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Joints

The joint issues experienced by many MS patients could be referred to as “MS joints. This term, “multiple sclerosis joints” is an apt way to categorize the joint pains that these patients develop due to various MS-related issues.

It might be tempting to conclude that MS affects the joints in a similar manner to other autoimmune inflammatory diseases like lupus, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. However, this is far from the truth. These latter diseases cause the cartilage to degenerate and, in this way, they result in the inflammation of the joints. Multiple sclerosis does not trigger the degeneration of the connective tissue in this manner. However, it is possible for MS patients to also develop autoimmune inflammatory diseases like the ones described above. When this happens, the MS patients experience symptoms associated with MS as well as symptoms associated with the other diseases they have. Where there …


MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Fever

Is there such a thing as an MS fever? Does the progression of multiple sclerosis result in a multiple sclerosis fever or is the fever the result of a secondary factor?

The answers to these questions may ultimately depend on the particular patient and his or her circumstances. A fever is a symptom that could arise in many different situations. It could be the result of a viral infection, which may or may not have anything to do with the patient’s development of multiple sclerosis. It could also be the result of a patient’s reaction to some medication. Elevated temperature might also have something to do with multiple sclerosis and the development of lesions in specific areas of the brain.

 

Looking into Some Possible Causes of MS Fever

 

Studies have shown that there is an association between being infected with the Epstein-Barr virus and subsequently developing multiple …


MS-Lymphoma Concurrence and its Implications

Among the diseases that can coincide with MS, lymphoma features prominently. The implications of this coincidence are worth exploring.

It is interesting that lymphoma has been noted to regularly coincide with MS. Lymphoma and MS are both conditions that can affect the nervous system and the functioning of the immune system. Hence, looking into this coincidence can be greatly enlightening.

We could start by asking several questions about the concurrence of MS and lymphoma: What does this coincidence mean? Is lymphoma caused by MS? Does lymphoma cause MS? Is it simply a coincidence with no causal relationship? Could the two conditions be triggered by the same factors? Various scientists have tried to answer these questions, as is evidenced by the amount of literature that comes up in an ordinary web engine search for “MS lymphoma.” Their conclusions reveal that there may be more than one explanation for the concurrence.

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Multiple Sclerosis and Depression

In many patients, multiple sclerosis and depression are closely associated. This should not come as a surprise. MS is a highly stressful disease which also affects the nervous tissue and is treated using drugs that have powerful side effects. As a consequence, there are a number of different ways in which the disease can trigger depression.

 

Depression and Multiple Sclerosis: The Causes

 

As alluded to in the above paragraph, multiple sclerosis depression can be triggered by the stress that comes from living with multiple sclerosis. This has to do with the fact that MS is a chronic, little-understood disease with no known conventional medical cure. Furthermore, in many cases, the prognosis is bleak: patients have to contend with the fact that they are likely to end up with at least one of many possible forms of disability. They may lose part of their vision, their mobility, and may …


MS Depression

One of the reasons why MS is such a difficult disease to live with is MS depression. MS depression is a form of depression triggered either directly or indirectly by MS. It impacts patients’ moods, their level of interest in daily life, their sleep patterns and their capacity to concentrate on tasks. MS patients experiencing clinical depression may also be plagued by constant thoughts of suicide or death, and they may experience fatigue much of the time. Their depression can also manifest physically as a headache or as pain in the neck.

 

Discussing the Causes of MS Depression

 

The factors specific to MS that can trigger depression are worthy of exploration here. One of them is the progressive damage to the neural tissue as the disease progresses. With demyelination and the associated destructive processes, the brain tissue develops lesions, which have a direct impact on the processes …


MS, Dumps and Heavy Metal Poisoning

According to some literature that touches on MS, dumps at which waste materials containing heavy metal are disposed can be dangerous to those living or working in their vicinity. In the long-term, they can result in heavy metal poisoning. This, in turn, can trigger degenerative neurological processes that are similar to multiple sclerosis.

The question worth asking here is whether heavy metal poisoning simply mimics MS or is actually a trigger of multiple sclerosis in some people. Various factors have been identified as potential MS triggers in different people. It has also been established that much about the development of MS remains unknown to conventional medical science. So the idea that heavy metal poisoning might set into motion processes that result in the development and progression of MS might not be crazy. Various websites actually suggest that this is what happens, arguing that, when it comes to the epidemiology of …


MS Rash

Various online resources for MS patients, including discussion boards and articles point out that an MS rash is not a primary symptom of multiple sclerosis. Rather, it seems to be associated with various medications taken to treat multiple sclerosis, and with diseases other than multiple sclerosis.

 

Is the “MS Rash” a Side Effect of Medication?

 

Given that the sources mentioned above are emphatic in their dissociation of skin rashes from multiple sclerosis’ neurological damage, it would be easy to dismiss MS patients’ claims that they were suffering from an MS rash. Many doctors would likely suggest that the patients in question were suffering from a symptom triggered by one of their MS medications. They would probably point out that drugs like carbamazepine, amantadine, meclizine, glatiramer and interferon all have the capacity to trigger rashes. They would advise their patients to eliminate these medications as possible culprits before considering …


MS Injury

The term MS injury could mean several different things. It could refer to the brain injury and spinal cord injury suffered by patients as the disease progresses. It could also refer to the injuries suffered by MS patients when the symptoms of their disease put them in harm’s way. Additionally, it could refer to trauma or injuries that have the potential to trigger the development of multiple sclerosis.

The first type of MS injury described above refers to the lesions that develop in nervous tissue when it is subjected to the processes of demyelination and inflammation. This, in a nutshell is what multiple sclerosis is all about. The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are all associated with this injury suffered by the nervous tissue, primarily in the Central Nervous System and, to a smaller extent, in the Peripheral Nervous System. It is most ideal for MS to be diagnosed …


Dealing with Weight Fluctuations in MS: Weight Loss as a Problem or as a Solution

When the presentation and progression of a disease are unpredictable, as is the case with MS, weight loss could result or could become a necessary solution to the onset of obesity.

 

MS Weight Loss: What Causes This Problem?

 

Patients may experience MS weight loss for a number of reasons. For one, loss in appetite may be a symptom of MS: The demyelination and inflammation of tissue in the nervous system may affect the mechanisms by which the body is triggered to feel hungry. Another reason why MS patients might have low appetites has to do with their medication. The medication they take to treat some of their symptoms may have the effect of suppressing their appetites. Other patients are simply too fatigued to shop and prepare meals and have nobody to help. Yet others experience physical difficulty swallowing or digesting food. Without medical intervention and efforts to maintain …


Multiple Sclerosis and Vision Complications

Multiple sclerosis and vision issues are closely associated in many patients. The majority of MS patients can attest to having experienced vision symptoms during the course of the disease. Multiple sclerosis vision symptoms are not unique symptoms that strike only a small subset of the MS-afflicted population. Furthermore, because these symptoms are typically experienced early in the development of the disease, their occurrence can play an important role in diagnosing patients. The vision problems associated with MS can also be associated with other conditions. An example is nystagmus, which is associated with albinism. These vision problems tend to be indicative of damage to parts of the nervous tissue that regulate the eyes’ function in some way or another. In some situations, the damage is congenital, while in other situations it is acquired, developing during the course of a disease like multiple sclerosis.

 

Multiple Sclerosis Vision Changes

 

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MS Vision Problems

For those suffering from MS, vision problems are often among the first symptoms to manifest. They could even play a primary role in the diagnosis of the disease. However, these vision problems are not restricted to MS patients. They could occur in association with other medical conditions.

MS vision problems come in different forms. They include optic neuritis, diplopia, nystagmus, and other eye conditions. These are distinct visual problems. Hence, it is important to have a general understanding of what each one is and why it develops.

 

Types of MS Vision Problems

 

Optic neuritis, the first of the MS vision symptoms listed, results when the optic nerve experiences both demyelination and inflammation as multiple sclerosis progresses. The optic nerve is a nerve that transmits signals from the eye’s retina to the brain. In this way, visual information is conveyed to the brain, which translates it into images: the …


Some MS Indications

MS typically first comes to the attention of its sufferers when it manifests with neurological symptoms like numbness, tingling, and vision problems. These MS indications point to the damage done by the processes of demyelination to the nerve tissue.

The earliest symptoms of MS are of great importance for the simple reason that they are often the first obvious sign that all is not well. These MS indications include blurry vision or double vision, tremors, the inability to tolerate heat, numbness or tingling in the extremities, weakness in at least one extremity, an unsteady gait and incontinence. The coincidence of these symptoms often indicates that the basic problem is neurological and that it is likely to be multiple sclerosis: These particular symptoms are indicative of particular forms of damage to the nervous tissue that are typically associated with multiple sclerosis.

 

Additional MS Indications

 

The eye symptoms associated with …


MS Disability

You are undoubtedly aware that MS is a debilitating disease. As it progresses, it brings with it various forms of MS disability, consequently imposing limitations on the lives of those suffering from it.

MS disability takes various forms. They may include physical handicaps or mental or psychological handicaps. These make it difficult for multiple sclerosis patients to live productive lives. The frustration they experience as a result can lead to depression and compound the limitations they already experience. For instance, patients experiencing muscle weakness in their lower extremities may feel so frustrated by their symptoms that they stop making the effort to walk from place to place. As a result, their already weak leg muscles can only atrophy further, resulting in even greater weakness and disability.

 

Why It is Important to Devote Attention to MS Disability

 

The reason why MS disability is given prominence in discussions of …


What is MS Fatigue?

One of the well-recognized symptoms of multiple sclerosis is fatigue. MS fatigue can make everyday life tremendously difficult for MS patients. Not only do they suffer physical fatigue and exhaustion, but they also experience difficulty concentrating and may experience symptoms like mood swings and depression. It should not come as a surprise that MS fatigue makes it difficult for many people to remain gainfully employed.

MS fatigue has certain features that distinguish it from the fatigue experienced by generally healthy people. For one, it has absolutely nothing to do with the number of hours of sleep an MS patient gets. MS patients with this form of fatigue could get 8 hours or more of sleep a night and still feel fatigued when they get up in the morning. They typically feel much more fatigued than a person suffering from regular fatigue would. Additionally, their fatigue gets worse with the passage …


Multiple Sclerosis and Fatigue

Multiple sclerosis and fatigue happen to be closely associated in a large number of MS patients. This inextricable association between multiple sclerosis and fatigue complicates the lives of the MS patients considerably.

One of the distinctions of fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients is that it is more pervasive and debilitating than typical fatigue. To anybody looking for parallels to the fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome is probably most apt. Multiple sclerosis fatigue and CFS are similar in the sense that patients with either condition are always fatigued, no matter what the situation. Hour of sleep do not relieve either form of fatigue. In addition, the fatigue extends beyond the physical realm: patients experience mental exhaustion and cognitive difficulties (difficulty concentrating and remembering). Patients with either condition also experience muscular weakness and depression.

There are, however, many distinctions between the two conditions. For one, they have distinctly different …


Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Flare Ups

Generally speaking, the effects of multiple sclerosis flare ups are not predictable. This is because the presentation of the disease varies in different patients. Not surprisingly, MS flare ups affect different people in different ways.

In some patients, multiple sclerosis flare ups are immensely debilitating. They essentially result in the disability of the MS patient. He or she is unable to function as would previously have been possible. Any work or regular activity thus has to be put on the back-burner. In addition, there is no guarantee that, later, the parent will experience remission of the symptoms. For those patients whose symptoms do go into remission, it is possible that they will only regain part of their previous function or ability. Thus, in many cases, MS flare ups lead progressively towards increased disability.

As mentioned above, the progression of MS is unique to each patient. In some individuals, flare ups …


MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Disabilities

MS disabilities are a great source of worry for those who have been diagnosed with MS. They feel anxious that they will eventually be limited by these multiple sclerosis disabilities.

It is not unusual for MS patients to feel trepidation about what lies ahead. The general prognosis for MS patients is the ultimate progression of their symptoms to disability of some form or another. Conventional medicine has helped manage this fear somewhat by postponing the development of such symptoms. Patients who are diagnosed with MS early and start conventional treatments for the disease immediately are often successful in postponing the development of MS disabilities for many years. Their medication helps to slow down the destructive processes of demyelination. Hence they do not develop lesions to the extent that they otherwise would. As a result, they are also slow to progress to disability.

Another group whose progression to disability is …


MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Flare Up

When exposed to high temperature or humidity, a patient may experience an MS flare up. This multiple sclerosis flare up involves the exacerbation of the patient’s symptoms. In addition to high temperatures, cold temperatures are also notorious for negatively impacting the condition of MS patients. Thus, it is best for MS patients to avoid both extremes of temperature and to make an effort to maintain moderate conditions.

 

Temperature and the MS Flare Up

 

While high temperatures cause MS patients to feel worse, these effects are not permanent. The patients feel bad for as long as their body temperatures are elevated. If they manage to get them under control by rehydrating and by cooling the room, then they feel normal again.

The heat could be caused by a variety of factors. Hot weather is a frequent complaint. So is high humidity. Temperature elevation caused by these two factors …


MS Indicators

When presented with the terms “MS signs,” “MS symptoms,” and “MS indicators,” one may wonder why there is a need for three apparently synonymous terms. Is it a conspiracy on the part of medical professionals to keep laypeople confused? Why not just use one of them?

The answer to the above questions is simple. These different terms exist and are used because they present different nuances in the description of features of MS. Let us consider “MS indicators,” for instance. Multiple sclerosis indicators can be described as those signs that indicate that somebody is likely to develop multiple sclerosis. Looking at them in hindsight, some might think of them as the earliest symptoms of the patient’s deteriorating condition. Others may think of them as factors that announce the impending development of the disease.

As described above, MS indicators are those factors that suggest (before any diagnoses are confirmed) …


MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Flares

Certain factors can trigger patients’ MS flares. In other words, they can provoke or worsen the patient’s symptoms. The factors that are responsible for triggering multiple sclerosis flares include emotional stress, malnutrition, heat and activities that elevate the body’s temperature excessively. Knowing what these factors are and trying to minimize their effects can help patients make their MS flares few and far between.

It is safe to say that most of the factors that trigger multiple sclerosis flares would negatively impact any person’s health. However, there is one exception, and that is exercise. Under normal circumstances, exercise is a good thing. It helps keep the body active and healthy. However, it also happens to result in the elevation of the body temperature. This is not ideal for MS patients because such circumstances result in their MS symptoms flaring up.

 

How patients can exercise without triggering MS flares

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The MS Indicator

Is there one particular MS indicator that alerts medical professionals that their patients will ultimately develop the disease? Medical diagnosis is based on the observation of various indicators or symptoms and the consideration of the medical conditions with which they are associated. Thus, it would be difficult for a medical professional to tell, based on the existence of just one MS indicator or MS symptom, whether the patient already had MS or would ultimately develop it. This can be demonstrated by considering specific indicators of MS.

 

Can a Diagnosis be Made on the Basis of One MS Indicator?

 

MS patients often develop blurriness or double vision very early in the progression of MS. Taken on its own, this symptom could be indicative of many different diseases or conditions. Cataracts constitute one such condition. They are a common cause of both double vision and blurriness. They develop when the …


MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Weakness

MS weakness and MS fatigue are not the same thing. However, some would argue that multiple sclerosis weakness and fatigue are strongly associated. The distinction between the two lies in the fact that MS fatigue is a term encompassing a wide range of symptoms, including physical symptoms and cognitive symptoms. In comparison, MS weakness is far more restrictive. It refers specifically to multiple sclerosis muscle weakness, the weakness that strikes the muscles of MS patients as the disease progresses.

Multiple sclerosis weakness manifests in the patients’ muscles. However, it arises from problems within the nerves. Because the nerves are damaged by the degenerative demyelination processes associated with MS, some of them can no longer transmit messages to the muscles well. Hence, the muscles act more feebly than they otherwise would. Any attempts on the part of MS patients to use their muscles consequently require overexertion.

Understandably, this exhausts the patients. …


Multiple Sclerosis and Headaches

Multiple sclerosis and headaches are not always associated. Many multiple sclerosis patients are relatively headache free, except when their medications trigger side effects that include headaches. Multiple sclerosis patients may also sometimes experience headaches that are triggered by their medical condition. When this happens, these headaches might be referred to as multiple sclerosis headaches.

“Multiple sclerosis headaches” is not a clinical term. It’s simply a convenient way of describing those headaches that develop directly or indirectly as a result of multiple sclerosis. Various types of headaches, distinct in their presentation, fall into this category. They include optic neuritis headaches, depression headaches, cluster headaches, migraines and tension headaches.

 

On Various Types of Headaches and Multiple Sclerosis

 

It is fitting to begin this elaboration on multiple sclerosis and headaches with the description of optic neuritis headaches, because damage to the optic nerve and its effect on the functioning of the …


What is a MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Flare?

An MS flare is essentially an instance of relapse on the part of a patient whose MS symptoms were previously in remission. When the patient experiences this multiple sclerosis flare, he or she can endure one or more of a variety of MS symptoms for anything from a few days to a lifetime.

In the best case scenario, a patient will experience an MS flare for a few days, and then recover fully from it and remain in remission for years. Unfortunately, the disease does not present this way in all patients. In some patients, the multiple sclerosis flare extends indefinitely and entails severe symptoms. If the patient recovers, then he or she does so to a limited degree. A patient whose eyesight is negatively affected by MS, for instance, may recover somewhat, but still have residual visual impairment.

MS patients’ flares can be controlled to some degree by …


MS Headaches: What are they?

Counted among the numerous symptoms of multiple sclerosis are MS headaches. However, it should be pointed out that these headaches are not common.

As indicated above, not many MS patients experience MS headaches. However, MS patients experience certain headaches with greater frequency than those without MS do. This is an indicator that either the progression of multiple sclerosis or the medications taken to treat the disease can cause particular types of headaches in those suffering from it.

 

Types of MS Headaches

 

Examples of MS headaches include migraines. Apparently, migraines occur among MS patients twice as often as they occur among people who are not suffering from MS. It is interesting that both migraines and MS are surrounded by a mysterious aura. Conventional medicine does not have a comprehensive grasp of either condition. Before they are fortunate enough to get diagnosed, the people suffering from these conditions may …


The Onset of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is conventionally described as an autoimmune disease that predominantly strikes prime age adults. The age of onset of multiple sclerosis typically lies between the ages of 20 years and 50 years. However, children and teenagers have been known to be stricken with the condition. Additionally, people have been known to develop the disease when above 50 years in age. Various symptoms are commonly associated with the onset of multiple sclerosis. They include double vision or blurred vision, fatigue, tingling or numbness in the extremities, Lhermitte’s sign, bladder issues, heat intolerance and cognitive and affective changes.

 

Looking into the Multiple Sclerosis Age of Onset

 

The age of onset of multiple sclerosis is of particular importance. This is because the age of a patient’s multiple sclerosis onset affects the extent to which he or she will recover from flare ups. The younger they are when they first develop …


The Pathophysiology of Multiple Sclerosis

Like all other medical conditions, multiple sclerosis triggers physiological changes in the body. The pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis entails studying all those changes in the normal biochemical, physical and mechanical processes of the body that are attributable to MS.

 

Multiple Sclerosis Pathophysiology from Conventional and Alternative Perspectives

 

Conventional medicine describes multiple sclerosis as an autoimmune condition. This means that the pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis emphasizes the immune system’s inability to recognize normal nervous tissue as healthy bodily tissue, and its subsequent efforts to attack this tissue as if it were a foreign presence in the body. Alternative medical approaches suggest different explanations of multiple sclerosis, including the view that its primary cause is not actually autoimmunity. This latter perspective emphasizes autoimmunity as a symptom of a larger, systemic condition. This condition may in turn be triggered by malnutrition, by exposure to certain pathogens, or by other factors, depending …


Multiple Sclerosis and Disability

Those seeking information pertaining to multiple sclerosis and disability would do well to carry out detailed research on the subject. This is because, if they plan on filing claims for multiple sclerosis disability benefits, they must do so in a legitimate manner; and this is only possible when they use credible sources of information.

Those who are not familiar with the implications of suffering from MS might feel inclined to ask, “Is multiple sclerosis a disability?” In response to them, people in the know posit that multiple sclerosis is not, strictly speaking, a disability. However, individuals suffering from multiple sclerosis may develop a variety of disabilities as the disease progresses.

 

The Multiple Sclerosis Disability Scale

 

One disability that may result from MS has to do with weakness in a patient’s leg muscles. If the muscles are significantly weakened to the degree that they make it impossible for the …


MS Onset

A number of symptoms are associated with the average patient’s MS onset. They include numbness and tingling in the extremities as well as other neurological symptoms. However, the severity of the symptoms, their progression and other nuances vary between patients.

 

Why a Patient’s MS Onset May Take a While to Become Apparent

 

As with many medical conditions, MS is not necessarily evident from the get-go. A given patient may develop a variety of symptoms over time, never thinking to associate them with each other. It is only much later, after the patient has been diagnosed with MS and has started to do some research on the disease, that he or she may realize that the earliest of those symptoms were actually indications of his or her MS onset. Thus, one patient may speak of experiencing numbness in the legs, developing an unsteady gait and feeling fatigue as …


MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Features

The diagnosis of MS tends to follow the identification of certain MS features in a patient. These multiple sclerosis features include the age of onset (which is typically above 20 years and below 50 years), double or blurred vision, fatigue, bladder problems, neurological symptoms, heat intolerance and Lhermitte’s sign. Examining these clinical features in some detail can help to shed light on the nature and progression of multiple sclerosis.

 

A Detailed Look at Some Clinical MS Features

 

Most individuals suffering from MS are between the ages of 20 years and 50 years at the condition’s first onset. A minority first develop the disease when in their childhood or teens or when beyond the age of fifty. Interestingly, the age of first onset has implications for the progression of the disease. In those who develop MS while children, the disease progresses at a much slower rate. This might have …


What Are the Signs of Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is a progressively debilitating medical condition. To understand it better, we should consider the question, “What are the signs of multiple sclerosis?”

Multiple sclerosis tends to first appear in the age range of 20 to 40 years. The early signs of multiple sclerosis are relatively mild, but as the disease progresses, they become more pronounced.  Some of the earlier signs of multiple sclerosis include blurry vision, tingling and numbness, weakness in the extremities, lack of coordination, and unsteadiness.

The warning signs of multiple sclerosis (among people who have not yet been diagnosed) tend to involve more than one bout of these and other symptoms of MS, and their subsequent resolution. This is actually consistent with MS as patients with the condition often have periods where the symptoms flare up followed by periods where those symptoms are resolved or less pronounced.

In further consideration of the question, …


MS Vibration or Multiple Sclerosis Vibration

MS Vibration or Multiple Sclerosis Vibration is often one of the earliest symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. The major reason why people head to a doctor when this occurs is the common knowledge that such a tingling or vibrating sensation is often neurological. This comes about when there is damage to myelin, the protective sheath that covers a nerve. The primary job of myelin is to conduct signals from the brain to the nerves. When the myelin is damaged, it is not able to pass messages from the brain to the nerves. The body tries to regenerate the damaged myelin, but it does not find the correct muscle mass. Due to which the nerves eventually wither away resulting in multiple sclerosis. The symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis are not predictable and vary from person to person. One of the symptoms, common to a large extent for all patients, is a feeling …


What causes MS Sickness?

When the body’s defence mechanism attacks myelin which is the protective coating over the nerves, it results in what is commonly referred to as MS Sickness. Myelin aids in the transfer of signals from the brain to the nerves. When myelin is damaged, it is unable to pass the messages sent from the brain to the nerves. Some amount of regeneration does occur, but is often inadequate or does not link up with the correct muscle mass. This eventually results in withering of the affected nerves. When this occurs, it leads to a condition known as Multiple Sclerosis or MS.

 

Effects of MS Sickness

 

MS Sickness can show up in various forms such as vision problems, dizziness, loss of balance, pain, fatigue, numbness, tingling, speech related problems, depression, bladder inconsistencies, bowel inconsistencies, heat sensitivity and sexual disorders. The symptoms would vary from person to person.

 

Treatment


What Causes MS Pins and Needles or Multiple Sclerosis Pins and Needles?

As with any of the other symptoms associated with Multiple Sclerosis, MS pins and needles or Multiple Sclerosis pins and needles too are caused by damage to myelin, which forms a protective sheath over the nerves. Myelin helps in the faster and complete conduction of signals from the brain to the nerves. When myelin is damaged, it is unable to do this function, which in turn leads to the nerves getting damaged. When this condition occurs, it leads to symptoms like dizziness, fatigue, bowel and urine inconsistencies, depression, neurological disorders as well as tingling sensation. One of the early symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis is MS pins and needles, which are usually brought on as a result of MS related heat resistance or a result of MS fatigue. In most cases, it should lessen or disappear once the person’s body temperature is normal or when the person has got sufficient rest. …


MS Pain Treatment and MS Pain Medications

MS pain treatment and MS pain medications are an important part of the process in dealing with Multiple Sclerosis. In the past, it was thought that pain wasn’t a major problem for sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis, but now it is accepted that MS pain medications will be required by the majority of Multiple Sclerosis patients at some point during the progress of their disease. If you are experiencing pain, this can have other effects on your general health, like affecting your sleeping patterns, appetite, mood and even causing mobility problems in the affected limbs. There are generally two types of pain associated with Multiple Sclerosis, both requiring their own particular type of MS pain treatment, usually in the form of MS pain medications.  These two types of pain are musculoskeletal, causing aches in the muscles and limbs along with neuropathic or nerve pain, causing unusual symptoms in the affected areas. …


MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Nerve Pain

MS nerve pain or Multiple Sclerosis nerve pain is not only one of the most common symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, but it is also one of the most uncomfortable ones. Multiple Sclerosis attacks the central nervous system and the nerves throughout the body, so it is hardly surprising that Multiple Sclerosis nerve pain is suffered by the majority of people diagnosed with the disease. MS nerve pain is very different from musculoskeletal pain, which is one of the other common symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, and therefore has to be treated very differently. While musculoskeletal pains can be treated with over-the-counter medications, like paracetamol or ibuprofen, or even stronger opiate painkillers, Multiple Sclerosis nerve pain requires specific medications that act upon the damaged nerves themselves. Your family doctor will be able to help you find the medication that is right for you, if you are suffering from MS nerve pain.

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MS Fear

Multiple Sclerosis is a life-changing and terrifying condition, so it is only natural that patients will live under constant MS fear. MS fear can take many forms; perhaps you will suffer from depression or stress, perhaps you will find it difficult to cope with your diagnosis, or maybe you are concerned about the future, wondering what it has in store for you and your family. These different kinds of MS fear are perfectly natural and completely understandable, but it is important not to let these feelings overwhelm you, as many of them can have a negative effect on your overall health, especially when you suffer from a condition like Multiple Sclerosis. There are many ways that you can use to control MS fear, for example – educating yourself about the disease and its consequences, seeking help from medical professionals or even joining a local support group to speak with …


Early Signs of MS in Men

There are dozens of physical problems that could be called as early signs of MS in men, but it is important not to over-react if you are suffering with only one or two of them. If you exhibit more than a couple of the early signs of MS in men, or if the symptoms start deteriorating, then it would be a good idea to consult your doctor, even if it’s just to clarify whether its MS or not. MS is still, thankfully, a rare disease, and most of the time if you experience one or two of the early signs of MS in men, the chances are that it is because of something else, other than MS. If you are in the early stages of Multiple Sclerosis, then it is important to get yourself fully diagnosed as quickly as possible to get the help, support and treatment that you …


Paresthesias MS (Multiple Sclerosis)

Paresthesias Multiple Sclerosis is the tingling sensation or numbness that most MS patients experience. The majority of sufferers have complained of paresthesias MS at some point, and it is one of the more common MS symptoms. Although symptoms like “tingling” and “numbness” may sound like minor problems, paresthesias MS can actually be very painful and can affect the patient’s mobility. Paresthesias Multiple Sclerosis are caused by lesions on the spinal cord that affect the central nervous system, while also causing severe pain in the nerves, tingling and patches of skin where sensation is lost. This pain can be quite serious, with many sufferers of paresthesias MS describing symptoms such as shooting pains, itching that isn’t relieved by scratching and a sensation of burning, both on the surface of the skin and internally. All of these symptoms damage the quality of life for a person suffering from paresthesias Multiple Sclerosis.

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Causes of Multiple Sclerosis Respiratory Problems

Multiple Sclerosis respiratory problems are experienced by around 20% of patients and are caused by a variety of factors. If you have respiratory problems you should contact a doctor as soon as possible, especially in case the symptoms are a signs of Multiple Sclerosis respiratory condition. As Multiple Sclerosis affects the central nervous system, and breathing is controlled by the autonomic nervous system, it is quite rare for patients to suffer from Multiple Sclerosis respiratory problems. However, there are other reasons that can cause Multiple Sclerosis respiratory problems in sufferers. Multiple Sclerosis respiratory issues normally affect critically disabled patients who are in the latter stages of the disease. Minor Multiple Sclerosis respiratory symptoms, such as shortness of breath, tightness in the chest and excessive coughing are more likely to be caused by secondary problems associated with Multiple Sclerosis.

 

Secondary Causes of Multiple Sclerosis Respiratory Symptoms

 

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Reflux

MS reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux, is one symptom that MS patients can sometimes experience. Multiple Sclerosis reflux is caused by lesions on the medulla oblongata, which in turn affects the sphincter muscles at the top of the stomach. When these muscles fail to close properly, acid from the stomach can make its way into the esophagus, causing heartburn or indigestion, an unpleasant taste in the mouth and even a choking sensation when lying down. One of the most common symptoms of MS reflux, also known among laymen as acid reflux, is a sharp pain in the chest, which can be very uncomfortable. Often, sufferers with Multiple Sclerosis reflux will not have a healthy appetite. They may feel their stomachs full all the time, just as if they would have eaten a big meal. If the acid reflux becomes so severe that it starts to affect the patient’s appetite, then …


What is Multiple Sclerosis, MS, Ataxia?

Multiple Sclerosis ataxia is a condition which causes a lack of coordination in the muscles and limbs it affects. Patients who are affected by MS ataxia experience problems with the function of their sensory or motor nerves. Problems are also found with the procedure by which the information from the brain is processed by the central nervous system. Multiple Sclerosis ataxia is usually associated with leg muscles, which manifests itself as an unusual and awkward way of walking, but it can also affect limbs in the upper body, vision and speech. There are three different types of MS ataxia, which affect the patient in different ways and can also require different kinds of treatment. The three different types are cerebellar ataxia, vestibular ataxia and sensory ataxia

 

The three different kinds of MS ataxia

 

The first kind of MS ataxia is called cerebellar ataxia and can affect the whole …


MS Pain Relief and MS Pain Medication

In the past MS pain relief and MS pain medication might not have been the first thing a patient thought about after their diagnosis. However, getting the MS pain relief treatment can not only make patients feel much better physically, but can also improve their quality of life and improve their emotional and psychological wellbeing too. Multiple Sclerosis was not always thought of as a painful condition, as most people focused on other symptoms, such as mobility challenges, speech difficulties and the long-term damage to the central nervous system. However, most people with Multiple Sclerosis will, unfortunately, experience some pain during the course of their disease and will require MS pain relief treatment at various times in their life. What kind of MS pain relief treatment they need will depend on the kind of pain they are experiencing, and this usually comes in two forms; musculoskeletal pain and neuropathic pain. …


MS Angst

MS Angst is quite common among patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. The symptoms and the way they affect the quality of life can lead to depression. Due to MS angst, even people who would usually consider themselves to be quite cheerful and happy can get depressed. Many people experience MS Angst in the early stages of MS, perhaps even before they have experienced any of the severe and painful symptoms. Research has shown that around half of MS sufferers will experience MS angst, depression or some kind of emotional problems at some point in time. Sometimes it can be quite difficult to diagnose MS angst, as many of the physical symptoms of depression are similar to physical symptoms that the patient might be experiencing anyway because of MS.

 

Diagnosing MS Angst

 

MS angst or depression is very serious and should be treated with anti-depressant medications or therapy if …


MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Vision Symptoms

Among the many symptoms that MS sufferers can experience, a range of them are MS vision symptoms. These Multiple Sclerosis vision symptoms can take on a number of different forms, and patients may only experience one, a couple or in some rare cases all of them. These problems are caused by the damage to the central nervous system, which then in turn, affects the optical nerves controlling the eyes. The various MS vision symptoms may not always be immediately identified as related to the MS. Sometimes, patients can experience a slow deterioration in their vision, while in other cases Multiple Sclerosis vision symptoms can appear almost immediately. Although many of these problems may seem extreme and very scary, many patients will not experience any or will only experience them in the latter stages of the disease.

 

Different Types of MS Vision Symptoms

 

There are several different Multiple …


MS Pain in Legs or MS Pain in Feet

MS pain in legs and MS pain in feet are actually more common than most people think. Multiple Sclerosis is often thought of as a painless condition, but actually most patients will experience MS pain in legs or other affected body part, at some point in their lives. This pain will be one of two different types; musculoskeletal or neuropathic. Musculoskeletal MS pain in legs refers to pain in the muscles and limbs, often caused by stiffness or spasticity. Neuropathic MS pain in legs is caused by the damage that the disease does to the central nervous system. Neuropathic MS pain will feel very different from the aches that are experienced in the muscles and limbs. There are many medications that can be used to treat both musculoskeletal and neuropathic MS pain in legs, so there is no need to endure the pain, instead the patient should consult a doctor …


MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Muscle Weakness

Multiple Sclerosis muscle weakness or MS muscle weakness is different from regular muscle weakness, as it is caused by damage to the nerves, rather than under or over-use of muscles through physical exertion. MS muscle weakness happens because the central nervous system is damaged and messages don’t get through to the limbs and muscles in the body. This lack of messages from the central nervous system means that limbs that are already used less frequently, are used even less and will become weaker. Although the principal cause of Multiple Sclerosis muscle weakness is problems with nerves, not exercising the limbs that are affected will only make the problem worse. Don’t try and tackle MS muscle weakness with aerobic exercise, as this will only increase your chances of developing severe fatigue. Exercise that strengthens and tones the affected muscles will be much more effective and will be less likely to tire …


What causes Focal demyelination and Periventricular demyelination?

Multiple Sclerosis is a nervous disorder caused by the damage to the outer sheath of a nerve called myelin. One of its symptoms is Focal demyelination and Periventricular demyelination. When myelin is damaged, it cannot transmit messages from the brain to the nerve. One of the first organs to be affected is the eye. The patient starts getting double vision and experiences excruciating pain while moving the eye balls. Other symptoms include dizzy spells, numb arms and torso, fatigue, impaired balance, trouble in walking and a change in bowel, bladder and sexual function.

 

What is Focal demyelination and Periventricular demyelination?

 

Multiple Sclerosis causes the outer covering of nerves called myelin to wear out or get damaged. This obstructs the signals from the brain from reaching the nerves. Often, the first symptoms are the problems with the eyes. A person afflicted with this may experience blurred or double …


Multiple Sclerosis Pain Neck and Multiple Sclerosis Pain in Feet

Multiple Sclerosis is an immune mediated inflammatory disease that attacks myelinated nerves in the central nervous system. It can cause both Multiple Sclerosis Pain Neck and Multiple Sclerosis Pain in Feet. The nerves in our body are covered with a sheath called myelin that protects them and also helps in the faster transmission of signals from the brain to the nerves. When myelin is damaged, the signals are partially or completely lost depending on the severity of the damage. This eventually causes the nerves to wither, giving rise to Multiple Sclerosis or MS. One of the syndromes of MS is pain in the hands, feet or neck. Multiple Sclerosis pain in feet may cause difficulty in walking and maintaining balance. A patient suffering from pain in the hands may find it very difficult to perform any activity with their hands. Multiple Sclerosis pain neck may be a dull throbbing …


Multiple Sclerosis Cognitive Impairment or MS Cognitive Impairment

Multiple Sclerosis is caused when myelin, that forms a protective covering over the nerves, is damaged. Multiple sclerosis cognitive impairment or MS cognitive impairment is a symptom of Multiple Sclerosis. Myelin helps with the faster transmission of signals from the brain to the nerves. When myelin is damaged, it is unable to transmit the signals. This eventually causes the nerves to wither away which in turn causes symptoms such as Multiple sclerosis cognitive impairment or MS cognitive impairment.

 

What does MS cognitive impairment result in?

 

The effects of Multiple Sclerosis cognitive impairment is not the same for everyone afflicted with MS. However, most people will experience one the following, though it may vary in intensity or duration:

  • A patient with ms cognitive impairment may feel overwhelmed if a task seems complex. It becomes very difficult to organize thoughts to perform such a task. They often feel stumped when

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) stiffness

MS stiffness is experienced by many Multiple Sclerosis sufferers at some point during the progress of their disease. Though the severity of Multiple Sclerosis stiffness can vary from person to person, even mild symptoms can create problems with mobility or with carrying out everyday tasks. The condition can even cause pain and discomfort, especially if it deteriorates.  MS stiffness is sometimes called spasticity, and though it can seriously affect your quality of life, there are treatments and therapies that can help relieve the symptoms of this condition. Often Multiple Sclerosis stiffness can get worse at night, with the affected limbs “jerking” and keeping the sufferer awake. As it is important for anyone with MS to be as healthy as possible, if this spasticity is affecting your sleep patterns or preventing you from doing things you used to do, ask your doctor for help.

 

Other symptoms of MS stiffness

 

Along with …


MS (Multiple Sclerosis) inflammation

MS inflammation is the central cause of many of the symptoms of the disease. Multiple Sclerosis inflammation is responsible for the damage done to the central nervous system and nerves throughout the body. This inflammation destroys or damages the myelin layer on the nerves, causing demyelination; myelin is responsible for protecting the nerves and also for helping messages from the brain get to the rest of the body. Once this myelin has been damaged, this creates scarring or sclerosis, which subsequently leads to many of the symptoms that are widely associated with Multiple Sclerosis, such as spasticity, neuropathic pain, mobility problems and difficulties with speech and vision. The Multiple Sclerosis inflammation that causes the initial damage to the myelin often subsides, but once the scarring has occurred, this cannot be repaired; as yet. Doctors have not discovered any way to artificially repair this scarring which is why Multiple Sclerosis is …


MS (Multiple Sclerosis) foot pain

Along with pain in other parts of the body, MS foot pain can be one of the most upsetting symptoms experienced by Multiple Sclerosis patients. Multiple Sclerosis foot pain isn’t just uncomfortable; it can also cause mobility problems, affect sleeping patterns and if it isn’t dealt with effectively, it can contribute to feelings of depression and stress. There are plenty of different drugs that can treat Multiple Sclerosis foot pain, though it can sometimes take some experimentation to find the right combination and strength in order to deal with the symptoms. Multiple Sclerosis foot pain is caused by damage to the central nervous system, which then affects nerves throughout the limbs and into the extremities. The nerve damage causes the nerve tissue to go into spasm, leading to stiffness, mobility problems and MS foot pain.

 

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis foot pain

 

MS foot pain can either be musculoskeletal …


Multiple Sclerosis breathing and MS breathing problems

MS breathing problems are usually considered secondary symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis, rather than primary ones caused by the disease itself. Multiple Sclerosis breathing problems are more likely to occur as a result of other MS symptoms, such as muscle weakness, or even as a side-effect of some medications, than by the action of MS on the central nervous system. Breathing is controlled by the autonomic nervous system, rather than the central nervous system, so MS breathing problems are not normally a direct result of the disease’s effect on your body. Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis breathing problemsinclude excessive coughing, mucus build-up, choking at night, difficulty breathing and tightness in the chest. All of these symptoms can be very frightening and upsetting if you don’t know what is causing them, but the good news is that there are lots of simple things you can do to relieve these unpleasant symptoms.

 

Causes of


Multiple Sclerosis Paralysis

There is no doubt that multiple sclerosis paralysis or MS paralysis is one of the most disabling symptoms of MS. People who are suffering from multiple sclerosis constantly live under the fear of getting paralyzed. No one wants to have their hand, legs or any other body part to be paralyzed; therefore MS paralysis is probably one of the most terrifying outcomes of MS.

One of the reasons why Multiple Sclerosis is considered so dangerous is because of the fact that absolutely no one is able to predict its progression. This unpredictability means that while one person who is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis could be in good health, meaning their level of disability is not high enough to hamper their everyday life, while another person with the same illness could have a faster progression and might reach disability in a matter of few years.

 

How to deal with multiple


MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Pronunciation

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease where the myelin sheath that covers the neurons gets damaged. There are many who do not know the correct MS Pronunciation or Multiple Sclerosis Pronunciation; this shows the lack of awareness surrounding this disease.

When the myelin is damaged, it impairs the conduction of signals from the brain to the nerves. The main function of the myelin sheath is to increase the speed of impulses along the sheath. It also prevents the electrical current from leaving the axon. Once the myelin sheath is damaged, it never regenerates perfectly. It may do so mildly, but would fail to find the correct muscle mass. At the same time, some neurons may die without re-growth. After the myelin is damaged the nerves begin to wither. Damage to the nerves can range from slight peripheral nerve damage to severe damage in the central nervous system.

 

How to


What is MS (Multiple Sclerosis) nystagmus?

Multiple Sclerosis nystagmus or MS nystagmus, as it is sometimes known, is an unsettling and uncomfortable condition that affects the eyes of MS patients. Not everyone with Multiple Sclerosis will end up with MS nystagmus and it can often go unnoticed by the patients themselves for many months, as the symptom is more noticeable to friends and family in the early days. Multiple Sclerosis nystagmus symptoms include unusual and often jerky eye movements, caused by damage to the optical nerve. Sometimes in Multiple Sclerosis nystagmus the eyes will jerk from side-to-side or up and down, while in other cases they may roll around in a clockwise or anticlockwise movement. It may seem strange to say that the patients themselves will not notice the signs of MS nystagmus, but in the early stages of the condition the unusual movements can often be very slight. If the symptoms associated with Multiple …


Causes of MS, Multiple Sclerosis neurological disease

Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease which causes cellular damage within the body. Multiple sclerosis neurological disease or MS neurological disease is caused by lesions in the brain and spinal cord causing severe reactions in the body. Those who suffer from MS neurological disease may suffer from mobility issues that can affect their quality of life. Because the symptoms of this condition are unpredictable it may be hard for individuals to control their reactions while performing normal functions of their life.

 

Symptoms of MS neurological disease

 

There are many different symptoms of the multiple sclerosis neurological disease, which vary upon the individual’s health condition. Some people experience electrical sensations that are sent throughout their body when they move their head or neck a certain way. Others may experience numbness, tingling or loss of mobility in one or more of their extremities. Vertigo, fatigue, and even cognitive impairment may …


MS fatigue symptoms and MS fatigue medications

MS fatigue symptoms are very common among sufferers of the disease and most will require MS fatigue medications. The severity of MS fatigue symptoms can depend upon many different factors, but patients will usually find that they are not linked to physical exertion or a lack of sleep. Unlike regular tiredness, MS fatigue symptoms can come on even when you should be well rested and they will often feel more debilitating than just a lack of energy. MS fatigue symptoms can leave the sufferer feeling completely drained, unable to do anything or even to get out of the bed. MS fatigue can be triggered by a variety of factors, such as humidity, stress, eating a heavy meal or even relaxing in a hot bath.

 

MS fatigue medications

 

The best way to deal with MS fatigue symptoms is to make sure that you rest well when you have …


Multiple Sclerosis, ‘MS’ spasticity treatment

Multiple Sclerosis spasticity treatment or MS spasticity treatment is an important part of the overall handling of the condition, as it deals with one of the most uncomfortable and upsetting symptoms of MS. Luckily, there are several different options when it comes to Multiple Sclerosis spasticity treatment that is appropriate for you, or you can even combine a couple of different treatments to deal with the condition and its symptoms. Spasticity is a term which is used to describe the stiffened muscles and limbs which result from the damage to the central nervous system. The symptoms of spasticity are difficulty in moving parts of the body, spasms, contractures (when limbs become shortened and fixed in one position), and repetitive movements, such as tapping your foot. Whether you have all or only one of these symptoms, it might be time for you to discuss Multiple Sclerosis spasticity treatment with your doctor.…


Multiple Sclerosis Pain Treatment Options

Pain may not be one of the first problems you think of when it comes to Multiple Sclerosis, but sufferers need to find strong and effective Multiple Sclerosis pain treatment, as well as medication for other symptoms.  It is vital that you communicate your symptoms clearly to your doctor, so that they can find out the kind of Multiple Sclerosis pain treatment that will be most effective in your case. It is unlikely that common, over-the-counter pain medications will make any dent in MS pain symptoms, so don’t be afraid to seek extra help if you find yourself suffering.

 

Finding the right Multiple Sclerosis pain medication

 

Just as there are a number of different types of pain that are associated with Multiple Sclerosis, there are also a number of different options when it comes to Multiple Sclerosis pain medication. Because most of these pain symptoms are caused by problems …


MS (Multiple Sclerosis) tiredness

There are some symptoms that most MS sufferers have in common; Multiple Sclerosis tiredness or MS tiredness is just one of these, and can be particularly problematic for those patients who still work or who have a family to look after. There are several things you can do to make sure that you don’t suffer too much with MS tiredness or that it doesn’t become too much of a problem. Multiple Sclerosis tiredness is also described as fatigue, and is different from the tiredness you might experience after a few sleepless nights. MS tiredness is much more significant than that. It can often leave you feeling completely drained of energy and without the motivation to do anything. Research suggests that 85% of sufferers experience Multiple Sclerosis tiredness and many of those feel some level of fatigue every day. In fact, this kind of tiredness can be so extreme that it …


MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Exacerbation Treatment

Multiple Sclerosis exacerbation treatment is needed whenever patients suffer a flare-up or deterioration of symptoms. Whichever you call it, it is important that sufferers can get MS exacerbation treatment quickly; not only for their own comfort, but also to prevent the symptoms from getting worse. Sometimes it can be difficult for patients to recognize the symptoms as exacerbation. It is often easier to recognize the signs of an existing symptom that is getting noticeably worse, but sometimes a patient will need to seek Multiple Sclerosis exacerbation treatment for a completely new symptom. If you are in any doubt as to whether you are suffering an MS exacerbation, consult your family doctor or hospital specialist for advice. They will be able to tell you if an MS exacerbation treatment is required, or if you are simply suffering from fatigue or other problems, related to your condition.

 

What does MS Exacerbation


What causes MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Neurological Disorder?

The Multiple Sclerosis Neurological Disorder or MS Neurological Disorder, as the name implies, is caused when Multiple Sclerosis afflicts a person. This happens when the body’s immune system turns against myelin, the protective sheath over the nerves, and destroys or damages it. Myelin helps in the fast conduction of signals from the brain to the nerves. When the myelin is damaged, the signals become slow or gets disruptive. Without its protective coating the nerves eventually wither away. Some amount of regeneration does take place, but usually it is insufficient and does not find the correct muscle mass to attach to. When the nerves are damaged due to the loss of myelin, the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis start showing up.

 

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis Neurological Disorder

 

The symptoms of MS Neurological Disorder do not follow a predictable path, thereby making it impossible for any two patients to have the …


What is MS (multiple sclerosis) electric shock

A person suffering from MS Electric Shock or Multiple Sclerosis Electric Shock experiences an electric shock like sensation that radiates from the neck and downwards and lasts for a short time. It can repeat many times, making the sensation feel continuous. This sensation usually radiates to the arms and legs and occasionally to the trunk.

 

What causes MS Electric Shock?

 

It is widely believed to be caused by disturbed brain chemicals caused by Multiple Sclerosis. This disease occurs when the myelin, the protective sheath over the nerves, is attacked by the body’s immune system and gets damaged. Myelin’s primary task is to help and speed the transfer of signals from the brain to the nerves. When the myelin gets damaged, the signals transfer is hampered, making the transfer slower or disruptive. This causes the nerves to eventually wither away. Some form of regeneration does take place, but invariably, …


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