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Does Multiple Sclerosis Affect Your Heart
Can happen: Multiple sclerosis can affect numerous brain and spinal cord functions, and could easily affect sexual functions in many direct ways. However, some pts are quite crippled by fatigue, and depression, and these can certainly affect the libido. Also, beware of medication adverse effects. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Memory and mood: Ms effects the white matter of the brain which is essentially the interconnected wiring of the different parts of the brain. This can cause mood effects such as depression and mania and cognitive effects such as memory loss, disorganization and mental slowness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unfortunately yes: As MSA progresses, every muscle in the body eventually gets affected by the degeneration of the autonomic nerves & other derangements which cannot be compensated for anymore by the "voluntary" nervous system. I have a patient who is likely going through his last stages & it is a relentless disease process for which he now refuses any & all interventions to help him with breathing or swallowing. ...Read more
Here are some...: Changing or Impairing sexual function always result from multiple factors with aging leading its pack and vascular disease is key factor to restrict blood flow to nourish tissues and organs. So, it is a systemic lifelong process. More on ED & sexual function? Peruse articles listed on http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. More? I can help at www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login... ...Read more
Not yet: There is no evidence that your child's tissue will assist ms in future. Research in stem cells too primitive at this point. ...Read more
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