The early MS signs experienced are usually due to the demyelination that has occurred within the body. This phenomenon is caused by the immune system, which is why Multiple Sclerosis is considered to be an autoimmune disease. The white blood cells, or T-cells, attack nerve cells within the brain, spinal cord, and even along the optic nerves. These attacks can cause all sorts of symptoms to arise; some more severe than others. Caucasian women between the ages of 20 to 40 and living in the temperate zones of the world are the highest at risk.

Men are still as physically affected by MS as women are, but there are nearly have as many men with MS as there are women. The initial signs are noticed once the nerve cells become stripped of their myelin sheath. MS patients have reported signs and symptoms coming and going for a long period of time before a diagnosis was ever sought.

Some symptoms mimic those produced by other illnesses or due to overworking one’s body. Fatigue can be attributed to a hard day’s work, blurred vision might be pawned off on being overly tired, or numbness and tingling could be thought of as just a pinched nerve. These symptoms are all primary ones of MS, as well as; loss of balance and weakness in limbs. Several less common MS symptoms might include; cognitive difficulties, a lack of coordination, a sudden feeling of paralysis, or slurred speech. Difficulty swallowing might also be noticed along with slurred speech, but rarely.

MS symptoms are divided into 3 groups; primary, secondary, and tertiary. Each group leads to the next. For example, a primary symptom could be loss of bladder control. The secondary symptom might be urinary tract infections due to this lack of control and the tertiary symptom would be the stress and embarrassment felt from this incontinence. Treating the primary symptoms with meds tends to reduce the need to treat the secondary or tertiary symptoms as well.


MS Signs to Watch for Later on


The longer a person has MS, the more chance it has to progress. Generally medication can provide an MS patient with plenty of relief to live a long, healthy, happy, and fruitful life. Signs of progression of MS include; heat sensitivity, spasticity of the muscles, impaired thinking, vertigo, blurred vision, bladder or bowel problems, or tremors. Managing the early MS signs before they progress to the point of rendering an individual immobile is possible through the proper medication or other physical treatment.


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