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Describing MS and Symptoms of the Disease

Posted Aug 10 2010 12:00am
In multiple sclerosis , damage to the myelin in the central nervous system (CNS), and to the nerve fibers themselves, interferes with the transmission of nerve signals between the brain and spinal cord and other parts of the body. This disruption of nerve signals produces the primary symptoms of MS, which vary depending on where the damage has occurred.
Over the course of the disease, some symptoms will come and go, while others may be more lasting.
Most Common Symptoms
Some symptoms of MS are much more common than others.
Fatigue
Numbness
Walking (Gait), Balance, & Coordination Problems
Bladder Dysfunction
Bowel Dysfunction
Vision Problems
Dizziness and Vertigo
Sexual Dysfunction
Pain
Cognitive Function
Emotional Changes
Depression
Spasticity


Less Common Symptoms
These symptoms also occur in MS, but much less frequently.
Speech Disorders
Swallowing Problems
Headache
Hearing Loss
Seizures
Tremor
Respiration / Breathing Problems
Itching
TO READ ABOUT each of these SYMPTOMS CLICK this link to be
 redirected to the National MS Society website

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