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what are some effects of multiple sclerosis?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Varies sharply: Ms is an autoimmune disorder which attacks nerve coverings in brain and spinal cord, with potential loss of vision, gait instability or loss of balance, leg weakness and spasticity, bladder incontinence, but also fatigue, cognitive problems, the latter of which provides severe disability if not effectively treated. Good news, more effective meds are here! not yet a cure, however.
Answered on Apr 5, 2013
Dr. Becky Parks
33 years experience Neurology
Reputable resources: I suggest that my patients spend time exploring the following websites: NMSS.org MSAA.org You may also get information from the MS societies in the UK and Canada. Please understand that the phenotype of MS is highly variable. Some patients are seemingly unaffected and others are profoundly disabled. Do not assume that the person with MS will experience all of the symptoms you read about.
Answered on Feb 27, 2015

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