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A 37-year-old member asked:

How to cure multiple sclerosis ms?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
NO cure: In medicine cure is not available for most common conditions control of symptoms and prevention of recurrence is possible in the majority of cases of ms.
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Dr. William Shaffer
Neurology 19 years experience
No: Since the cause is not known, a cure does not exist at this time.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Sorry: Cure not here yet. But if you have MS, use a potent disease modifying agent such as Tysabri (natalizumab) or Gilenya, as excellent disease control is possible.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about multiple sclerosis known as ms?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
See below: Autoimmune type of attack on brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves in genetically susceptible young individuals, who are exposed to a variety of environmental events. Can lead to profound impairment and disability, but can be controlled and stabilized in most cases with modern potent meds. An expert neurologist who is experienced can work wonders.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

How to get tested for MS (multiple sclerosis)?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 38 years experience
Start with doctor: If you have had multiple neurological symptom spread out over time and the neuroaxis (brain and spinal cord) you may want to get an MRI with flair sequences, evoked potentials and spinal fluid studies also may play a role in arriving at a definitve diagnosis.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What could be a trigger factor of multiple sclerosis ms?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Many perhaps: We are not aware of the full cause of ms, but know that hot ambient temperatures can make symptoms far worse, and even cause new brain lesions. Infections can clearly worsen the disease, and viral infections can influence relapses. Some drugs, such as cipro, (ciprofloxacin) have worsened the disease. Ongoing stress may also affect ms. Injury effects are contraversial, but may have some influence.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

I was wondering what are the first signs that you have multiple sclerosis (ms)?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Excellent question: Subtle problems early on can be very misleading and indeed, can confuse docs. Some common early signs include loss of vision in one eye, weakness in legs or arms, electrical shocks on flexing neck, gait imbalance or incoordination, numbness or tingling, vague persistent fatigue, even confusion or disorientation. Mri's are commonly helpful.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you advise me on getting tested for MS (multiple sclerosis)?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Stepwise process: First, see an expert neurologist who has many MS pts, and do history and exam. If suspicious issues, MRI of brain, and a few blood tests will be ordered, and if inconclusive, MRI of neck, and/or spinal fluid study might be next. BUT, N.B., discuss with your primary doc value of initiating these complexities first.
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Last updated Sep 30, 2020
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