What Is Multiple sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis comes from nerve damage. It is a chronic disabling disease of your brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.

If it happens, it means your immune system attacks myelin (a fatty material that protect nerve fibers). Without myelin’s protection outside, your nerves can be permanently damaged. Nerve damage is terrible, and it often causes irreversible consequences in our body.

Symptoms of MS differs from individuals according to amount and kind of nerve damaged. Lucky ones even don’t need treatments with mind symptoms while others may suffer from severe symptoms, having trouble walking around and handling the daily tasks.
The main symptoms include numbness and tingling, walking problems, fatigue, muscle weakness or spasms and blurred or double vision. Specifically speaking, numbness or weakness is often happening on one side of your body at a time among your limbs. For those with this sign but no diagnosis of MS, they should pay more attention to their bodies and better to get a thorough check as soon as possible. Besides, vision problems usually come in partial or complete loss of one eye at a time, which is a painful process. Furthermore, you may even have difficult in speak and urine.

For the time being, there is no cure for the MS. However, treatments are effective in modifying its course. In general, disease course of MS features a relapsing-remitting process. You may develop some new symptoms over days or weeks, and then get a partial or complete improvement. Yet the relapses may disturb you for months and even years.

 

About 60 to 70 percent patients with relapsing-remitting MS will eventually enter secondary-progressive MS, which is relatively steady in terms of symptoms’ progression. If you are lucky enough with a gradual onset and steady progression of signs in MS with no relapses, your MS is primary-progressive.

 

 

 

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