What is it?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic condition of the central nervous system, characterized by a damage on the protective sheath known as myelin, in the nerve fibers.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of multiple sclerosis include:

  • Muscle spasms.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Loss of coordination and balance.
  • Fatigue.
  • Heat sensitivity.
  • Constipation.
  • Bladder incontinence.
  • Vertigo.
  • Sensation of pins and needles.
  • Dizziness.
  • Vision problems.
  • Changes in memory.
  • Difficulty in concentration.

What to expect?

If you are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, you can consider discussing the following subjects with your doctor:

  • Do you need investigations to assess and evaluate your condition? If so, what preparations are needed prior to these tests?
  • There is no cure for multiple sclerosis; however, medical management focuses on speeding recovery from attacks, slowing the progression of the disease and managing MS symptoms. What are your treatment options?
  • With the treatment provided by your doctor, you can also ask what are the possible side effects of these medications?
  • A healthy diet, quitting smoking and an active lifestyle can help improve your overall health and well-being. Which changes can you make in your lifestyle?
  • Patients with MS are regularly followed-up by their health provider. How often will you need to visit your doctor?

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