Symptoms And Treatment Of Nervous System Disorders

917 WordsDec 9, 20154 Pages
Nervous system disorders can be very debilitating diseases. One of those is Multiple Sclerosis. “Multiple sclerosis is a disorder of the CNS that affects 2.5 million people worldwide, and 400,000 in North America.”(Holes Human Anatomy and Physiology 13th edition, pg. 366) The CNS or the central nervous system is made up of the brain and spinal cord. “In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually, the disease can cause the nerves themselves to deteriorate or become permanently damaged.” (mayoclinic.org, by mayo clinic staff, Oct. 1, 2015) Knowing the symptoms of MS for early diagnoses is crucial when treating this disease. Symptoms can start mild so sometimes it isn’t caught until it has progressed. “The first symptoms of MS are often blurred vison and numb limbs.”(Holes Human Anatomy and Physiology 13th edition. Pg. 366) For many, these two symptoms alone wouldn’t make them believe that they had much wrong with them at all. “Signs and symptoms of MS vary widely and depend on the amount of nerve damage and which nerves are affected. Some people with severe MS may lose the ability to walk independently or at all, while others may experience long periods of remission without any new symptoms.”(mayoclinic.org, by: mayo clinic staff, Oct. 1, 2015) There are tests that are ran on a person to make sure that MS is the right diagnosis based off the
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