Multiple sclerosis is when the brain, primarily the spinal cord, is affected; however, it can affect any part of the body. This condition can cause a varied range of symptoms. The symptoms of multiple sclerosis may differ from person to person.
The symptoms may come and go for some people while for some people the symptoms remain steady. When the symptoms get worse, the disease is said to relapse.
Some of the multiple sclerosis symptoms include weakness, tingling, numbness, and blurred vision. Some other signs such as muscle stiffness, thinking problems, and urinary problems may also occur. The treatment given can provide relief to the patient from the suffering due to the various symptoms.
Multiple sclerosis symptoms of keep reoccurring for many people which make it difficult to diagnose this disease. The early multiple sclerosis symptoms may occur from the age of 20 and above. For some people, these multiple sclerosis symptoms may or may not reoccur; however, there will be an improvement in the condition of the patient with passing time.
One way to have a control of this disease is to keep track of the symptoms and having a diagnosis done when the symptoms continue for a period of time. It is always possible to overcome multiple sclerosis symptoms experienced and lead a normal life if the treatment is taken for this disease.
Here are some of the common multiple sclerosis symptoms:
– Problems in the vision such as blurred or double vision.
– Problems in thinking and taking decisions.
– Problems in organizing or coordinating things.
– Tingling sensation in various parts of the body.
– Balance-related issues.
– Numbness and weakness in arms or legs.
– Itching in various parts of the body.
– Stabbing pain or tearing pain in various parts of the body.
– Bladder problems are one of the multiple sclerosis symptoms. The problems can include constipation, trouble in bowel movements, urinary problems, etc.
– Walking and moving around may become a problem. As the person affected with multiple sclerosis can have issues such numbness in the legs, shooting pains in the legs etc. This makes it difficult for the person suffering from multiple sclerosis to walk or move around.
– Lightheadedness and feeling dizzy is another symptom which is faced by many people suffering from multiple sclerosis.
– Being tired easily and fatigue is another symptom which may affect patients suffering from this disease.
– Pain and stiffness in legs or arms is another symptom which gives a lot of discomfort to the patients suffering from this disease.
– Any discomfort in the body will have an effect on the sexual desires and functioning of the sexual organs. This disease also shows its effect on the sexual organs and the sexual desire of the patients.
– The disease can show its effect on the speech, swallowing of food or drinks, etc. These symptoms may develop in later stages of the disease.
– As the disease impacts the brain, the functions related to the brain such as thinking, concentration, etc., can get affected because of this disease. This can become severe in later stages where day to day activities may also become tough as the memory weakens.
– Some people can experience shivers. There can trouble to continue day to day activities with this issue as it will be tough even to hold a glass of water or to stand properly.
– There can be issues related to vision such as blurred vision, spots in the eyes, or sometimes pain in the eyes.
– There can be issues related to breathing in some people.
Types of multiple sclerosis symptoms:
There are three types of multiple sclerosis symptoms known as primary, secondary, and tertiary symptoms.
Primary symptoms of the disease:
Some symptoms such as bladder or bowel problems, losing balance, tingling sensation in various parts of the body, problems related to sight, weakness, shaking of the body, etc. occur due to damage to the protective sheath. This protective sheath surrounds the nerves in the spine or brain. The damage to this sheath makes it difficult for the signals to travel from the brain to various parts of the body.
Secondary symptoms of the disease:
The secondary symptoms can be the resulting effects of the primary symptoms. Any trouble when becomes serious can lead to dangerous results and same is the case with this disease.
Tertiary symptoms of the disease:
These are the side-effects which can take place due to the various troubles faced by the body. Lack of concentration, not able to walk properly etc., can lead to various psychological, financial, and social problems.
Taking proper medication and consulting a specialist in the earlier stages of multiple sclerosis can help anyone lead a normal life. If proper medication and care are taken, then it is possible to reduce the effect of multiple sclerosis symptoms and the damage to the various parts of the body.