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14 July, 2022

Multiple Sclerosis- Do you Know the Symptoms?

It is estimated that nearly 1 million individuals are living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in the United States.* MS symptoms occur when your own immune system attacks the protective lining of nerves. This interrupts the normal flow of information from your brain to the rest of your body. Although there is currently no cure, when early signs of MS are observed and brain imaging is performed, the disease can be managed sooner. This leads to more favorable results and better sustainable long-term outcomes.

Symptoms:

  • Numbness or tingling

  • Difficulty walking or strange gait

  • Muscle spasms

  • Vision problems

  • Fatigue

  • Bladder and bowel problems

  • Dizziness and vertigo

  • Weakness

  • Pain and itching (burning, stabbing, sharp, squeezing, and electric-shock-like sensations)

  • Difficulty problem solving

  • Difficulty learning, processing, and remembering new information

While it is never too early to assess your brain health, if you suspect that you or a loved one may be affected by a neurological issue, speak with a medical professional. 

*How Many People Live with MS? National Multiple Sclerosis Society. (n.d.). Retrieved May 4, 2022, from https://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS/Who-Gets-MS/How-Many-People

14 July, 2022

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