Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple Sclerosis is referred to as MS. It is an autoimmune condtion, that affects the nervous system and brain. The antibodies of the defence system attack the myelin sheath found on nerve cells causing problems with the nervous system. Currently there is no cure to this progressive illness, however treatments have been found to slow the process of degradation down.

Chronic Fatigue including an overwhelming sense of tiredness,
Difficulties with balance
Dizziness
Visual Problems
(blurred or double vision)
Numbness, tingling, pins and needles
Cognitive Problems
(problems with thinking and memory)
Stiffness or muscle spasms
Muscle tremor
Bladder and/or bowel problems
Emotional and/or mood changes
Speech problems
Swallowing problems
Sexual problems

Symptoms of MS can be similar to other conditions, thus MS can only be diagnosed medically, through series of tests.

The MS Society is the largest UK charity dedicated to those with MS, providing services to all those affected and families/carers. For more information please see www.mssociety.org.uk or who we support page.

 

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