Multiple Sclerosis Informative Outline Essay

884 Words Jul 18th, 2013 4 Pages
Title: All about MS
General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Speech Purpose: To provide my audience with information about MS and its life changing results.

Introduction
1. Attention Getter: Imagine trying to take casual walk on a brisk autumn evening and not being able to feel your legs. This is one of the many symptoms that people with multiple sclerosis, also known as MS, deal with every day.
2. Thesis: Multiple sclerosis brings daily challenges to whomever struggles with it, but with the right team of doctors and medication, it can be maintained.
3. Motivation: My hope is that by the end of my talk tonight, you will have a better understanding of what MS is, how to
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b. Support: In 2007, it was reported that approximately 2.5 million people in the world have MS.
c. Transition for second point
1. Main point 2: So now that I have talked about what MS is, let us continue on to what the symptoms are and how it can be diagnosed. In most cases, the symptoms generally appear between the ages of 20 and 40 and affect more than twice as many women as men. Common indicators of MS are fatigue, dizziness, numbness and tingling, weakness, blurred vision, heat sensitivity, slurred speech, problems with memory and concentration, loss of balance and more. Sometimes the symptoms disappear completely and the person regains lost functions or sometimes a change in their life causes the symptoms to resurface and return stronger than ever. In my observations, my Dads’ MS is strongest in hot weather and during times of high stress. The symptoms normally vary from person to person, which makes it hard to diagnose. There are currently no lab tests that can be done to rule out or confirm MS, but MRI’s can help reach a strong diagnosis. MS is not considered a fatal disease, but many people struggle to live as productively as they desire, often facing many limitations.
a. Support: Common indicators of MS are fatigue, dizziness, numbness and tingling, weakness, blurred vision, heat sensitivity, slurred speech, problems with memory and concentration,…

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