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Doctor insights on: Does Multiple Sclerosis Affect Your Heart

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

A disorder causing usually episodic loss of myelin (demyelination) which disrupts function of central nervous system. Can lead to nerve damage because nerve requires myelin to function best. Classically relapsing and remitting or chronic and progressive. The former is characterized by transient neurological episodes of dysfunction separate in time and in space ...Read more


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Does multiple sclerosis cause heart arrhythmias?

Does multiple sclerosis cause heart arrhythmias?

Not usually: Ms originates in the brain and affects skeletal muscles, causing the person to loose voluntary control of them. It can also affect vision, causing optic neuritis and sometimes blindness, double vision or other visual problems. It can also cause cognitive problems and dementia. However, it doesn't typically affect the heart directly. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person with no heart disease have an attack that leads to a heart attack if they have multiple sclerosis?

Is it possible for a person with no heart disease have an attack that leads to a heart attack if they have multiple sclerosis?

NO: Multiple sclerosis does NOT involve the heart directly in any fashion. The drug Gilenya could affect cardiac rhythm within the first 6 hrs of use, but otherwise, would not expect a "heart attack". ...Read more

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How can multiple sclerosis affect the body?

How can multiple sclerosis affect the body?

Central nervous only: Affects brain, spinal cord, and eyes, by attacking the myelin coverings of the nerves. Causes changes in vision, balance, strength, sensation, stamina, memory, bowel and bladder functions, in part. No direct effect on internal organs such as heart or lung. ...Read more

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How does multiple sclerosis affect the hypothalamus?

How does multiple sclerosis affect the hypothalamus?

It shouldn't: Since the hypothalamus is not really a white matter structure, it should not effect thje hypothalamus directly but it could effect neurons that go into and leave the hypothalamus. Since thie hypothalamus controls temperature, feeding behavior, sexual behavior and heart rate and blood pressure, if a brain region needs input from the hypothalamus it may not get it. ...Read more

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How could multiple sclerosis affect someone?

How could multiple sclerosis affect someone?

Impact: Learning disabilities multiple injuries social isolation dependent personality difficulty getting jobs poor grades in school / college side effects from medications may not be able to drive disability depression and many more. ...Read more

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Is it possible for multiple sclerosis to affect how you comprehend words when you're reading?

Can occur: You see, MS can cause cognitive dysfunction and brain atrophy in at least 2/3's of all patients unless they are treated with potent medication such as Gilenya or Tysabri. ...Read more

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Does drinking alchol affect multiple sclerosis?

Does drinking alchol affect multiple sclerosis?

Yes: Although minimal amounts do no harm in mild cases of ms, alcohol can affect an already troubled cerebellum and increase the problems re balance and speech. ...Read more

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Does multiple sclerosis affect a person's decision making?

MS: At some point of ms part of the brain called gray matter can be effected. This is an are of memory. Once gray matter is effected then the capability of decision making could be effected. In severe cases of ms and cortical atrophy patient may get dementia. ...Read more

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Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more