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Categories of MS Symptoms

There are three categories of MS symptoms; primary, secondary, and tertiary. Primary symptoms can lead to secondary symptoms and both of these can then lead to tertiary ones. This chain reaction all starts with the immune system of the body. MS develops when the immune system begins attacking nerve cells, causing lesions in the brain, on the spinal cord, along the optic nerves, or in all three locations. As the nerve cells are being attacked, they are being stripped of their myelin coating, or sheath. This sheath is used to help conduct electrical signals more effectively.

Without their outer cover fully intact, nerve cells are unable to send signals efficiently. The brain, spinal cord, or optic nerves are affected in various ways as the signals are lost.

As for primary symptoms, which are the symptoms connected directly to the stripping of the myelin coating, these can include loss of …


Typical MS Symptoms in Women

MS can be a debilitating condition if left untreated. Twice as many women than men are affected with this autoimmune condition. Common MS symptoms in women can be detected early and medical attention should be sought right away. Early symptoms include; blurry vision, seeing double, weakness in limbs, numbness, tingling, fatigue, and a loss of balance.

Each of these symptoms can have a huge impact on daily life. Not being able to see clearly affects activities that provide women with a sense of independence, such as driving. It’s difficult to be an independent woman who suddenly needs to rely on the aid of others to function normally. Weak limbs and a loss of balance limit mobility, which can cause severe discouragement and depression.

MS symptoms may appear once and never happen again afterwards. Each person’s body reacts to this disease differently. As long as you are aware of what the …


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