What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple Sclerosis attacks the myelinated never cells in the central nervous system. This is an autoimmune inflammatory condition that will attack the immune system while damaging those nerve cells and creates scar tissue known as sclerosis. It affects the brain and spinal cord by disrupting the flow of information between the brain and the body and within the brain itself. MS can be characterized by episodic attacks different parts of the body unpredictably and can lead to physical disability. They can occur months or evens years apart.
Who Gets It?
The National MS Society estimates that nearly 400,000 Americans are affected by this disease. Diagnosis is generally found in patients between the ages of 15 to 45 and can affect women more likely than men. Genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors are linked to causing MS, but there has not been one specific cause found for the disease.
What Are Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis?
Diagnosing MS can be difficult as the symptoms can come and go in its earliest stages. Cognitive changes and motor impairment may be predominating in some patients, but other classic symptoms can be a little harder to notice:
- Bilateral facial weakness
- Bladder and bowel dysfunction
- Chronic pain
- Double or blurred vision
- Heat intolerance
- Muscle cramps/spastic muscles
- Overwhelming fatigue
- Poor memory and concentration
- Sexual dysfunction
- Walking difficulties
It is imperative that you see a specialist at Premier Multispecialty Infusions as early as possible to begin treatments to help ease the effects of the disease.
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