Multiple Sclerosis Is An Autoimmune Disorder Affecting

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Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder affecting movements, sensation and bodily functions. The cause of MS is by the myelin sheath being destroyed in the brain and spinal cord. The immune system attacks myelin sheaths which is a fatty substances that surrounds the nerve axons that makes it possible for the transmission of nerve impulses. When the myelin sheath are destroyed the nerves impulses that are being triggered to the brain and spinal cord get out of disrupted that provoke the messages to become slower and less efficiently. There are four types of MS people could experience which are Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), Secondary –progessive multiple sclerosis (SPMS), Progressive-relapsing multiple sclerosis (…show more content…
Neurologist specializes in any disease that deal with the brain and the nervous system The symptoms of multiple sclerosis varies depending the severity of the attack. Each attack is different and may last for days, weeks or months. The disease goes under remission but everything the patient will take a turn for the worse. Symptoms vary depending on the lesion within the nervous system. The muscle symptoms are loss of balance, muscle, spasms, problems walking coordination, tremor, weakness bilateral arms or legs and problems walking. Bladder symptoms could be constipation, frequent urination, urge to urinate, urinary incontinence, and difficulty beginning to urinate. Eye symptoms can be double vision, rapid eye movement, vision loss, facial pain, painful muscle spasms, tingling in arms and legs. Brain and nerve symptoms decrease attention span, poor judgment and memory loss, depression of feelings or sadness, dizziness and hearing loss. Some other symptoms may include higher than usual temperatures and Lhermittes sign. Approximately 10-20% of people have symptoms that progress very insignificantly during their lives. Symptoms may get worst by heat, sun exposure and hot showers. There is no test that confirms multiple sclerosis but some test will help to determine if the patient has MS or not. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) obtains detailed images of the brain and

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