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Multiple Sclerosis

Also called: MS

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Communication should be a give and take, but remember that you know best how MS is affecting your body, mind, and emotions. How well you communicate...
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The good news is that if you need new medication, there are almost always new ones available to try. If your doctor recommends a new type of...
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There are numerous medications that are used to manage complications associated with multiple sclerosis. The following table lists common...
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There is a great deal of ongoing research in multiple sclerosis, and there continues to be a focus on the immune system in investigational therapies...
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the nerves of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) degenerate. Myelin, which provides a...
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There are different clinical manifestations of multiple sclerosis. During an attack, a person experiences a sudden deterioration in normal physical...
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There are many issues for the patient and physician to consider in treating multiple sclerosis. Goals may include: improving the speed of recovery...
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Due to the broad range and subtleties of symptoms, multiple sclerosis may not be diagnosed for months to years after the onset of symptoms...
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Symptoms of multiple sclerosis may be single or multiple and may range from mild to severe in intensity and short to long in duration. Complete or...
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Although its role is unclear, genetics may play a role in multiple sclerosis. European gypsies, Eskimos and African Bantu essentially do not develop...
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The cause of multiple sclerosis is still unknown. In the last 20 years, researchers have focused on disorders of the immune system and genetics for...
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Side effects of botulinum toxin include: Temporary weakness of the injected muscle and weakness in some nearby muscles. Brief flu-like symptoms...
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Heat does cause a "pseudo exacerbation" and many multiple sclerosis patients are sensitive to heat. These changes are called...
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Headaches are usually not a feature of multiple sclerosis. However headaches are a common problem and many MS patients have migraine headaches along...
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Steroids may reduce inflammation and can reduce the number of enhancing lesions (lesions that turn bright white on MRI after getting the injection of...
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