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Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord resulting in loss of muscle control, vision, balance, and sensation...
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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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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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There are different clinical manifestations of multiple sclerosis. During an attack, a person experiences a sudden deterioration in normal physical...
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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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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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Your risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) increases with:4Geographic location, or where you lived during childhood (up to age 15). People who...
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This is a really good question. There is a lot that we don’t really know about rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and multiple sclerosis (MS).Both MS and...
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The course of multiple sclerosis varies. It often takes years before a doctor can be certain of an MS diagnosis and have some idea of how the disease...
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Generally, there is no way to prevent multiple sclerosis (MS) or its attacks. For people with relapsing-remitting MS, treatment with interferon beta...
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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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Symptoms vary from person to person and can change over time in the same person. The most common early symptoms of multiple sclerosis include:...
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Before you and your doctor take any steps to switch treatment, make sure you're taking your MS medication exactly as prescribed. "One of the...
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Because you already have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), I'd suggest you contact your primary health care provider to inform him or...
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