Introduction to Multiple Sclerosis
What Does Multiple Sclerosis Do?
Multiple Sclerosis Animation
Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms
Depending on which part of the nervous system is damaged depends on what symptoms you will experience. However, an early sign of M.S is optic neuritis (partial or complete blindness). It is considered a more 'concrete' symptom as opposed to a vague neurological problem of numbness in the extremities.
Other symptoms include problems with the following:
- Balance, walking and dizziness
- Bladder: problems storing and emptying
- Bowel: incontinence or constipation
- Eyes and sight: blurred or double vision
- Memory and thinking
- Mental health: depression, stress and anxiety
- Sexual problems
- Spasms and stiffness
Multiple Sclerosis Treatments
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M.S Interferon Injection
There is no cure for M.S, however, there are a wide variety of treatments that help to manage the symptoms. You will also find that with certain types of M.S that the condition will phase between remission and relapse so depending on where you are in a cycle depends on what level of treatment you require.
Treatments for M.S include: Disease Modifying Drugs (DMDs); Complimentary and alternative therapies such as physio therapy and massage; exercise; and diet. By including these treatments when necessary it is possible to limit your symptoms so that they have as little impact on your life as possible.
Please leave a comment if you're affected by M.S (personally or someone you know), it's important for us to raise awareness about these diseases.