MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
Description


 
  Symptoms
Behaviour - changes Behaviour - mood changes Dizziness
Fatigue/exhaustion Limbs - numbness Memory - loss
Mental concentration - disorder Mental reasoning - difficulty Movements - balance impaired
Movements - loss of coordination Muscles - cramps Speech - changes 
Speech - difficulty Tremor Vision - blurred
Vision - double Weakness  
  Description
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system.

The causes that originate MS are still unclear, but scientists believe that immune system attacks the myelin, a protective sheath that covers nerve fibers.

The development of the condition and symptoms can vary widely from one person to another. Multiple sclerosis can be difficult to diagnose early because symptoms appear and disappear and can be easily confused with other conditions.

Risk factors

- Age. Symptoms usually first develop between the ages of 20 and 40.
- Environment.
- Family history. Genetics variations have been shown to increase the risk.
- Medical history. It is more likely to develop MS if a person has had certain viral infections.
  Diagnosis
Multiple sclerosis can be difficult to diagnose as far as no single test can confirm the condition. Diagnosis can take several months or years because signs and symptoms may be similar to other medical disorders and are different for everyone. However, neurologists actually use the McDonald specific criteria, which is based on clinical symptoms and laboratory and imaging tests:

Along with a neurological examination, the neurologist can also order MRI scanning, blood tests and a cerebrospinal fluid test (obtained from a lumbar puncture).
  More information:
Multiple Sclerosis Treatment
Multiple Sclerosis Healthcare Centers
 

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