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Who gets ms?

Who gets ms?

Who gets MS: People everywhere may develop multiple sclerosis. It most often starts between ages 20-40. Cases of teenagers and older adults are less common. It is more common in climates that are cold, cloudy, and located in far northern or far southern latitudes. Family history and smoking are related to MS, but are not the cause. MS is relatively rare, it is present in only 2 million people worldwide ...Read more

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Dr. Carol Major
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Obstetrics And Gynecology (Definition)

Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of ...Read more


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Is MS common?

Is MS common?

Millions have MS: MS is thought to affect greater than 2.3 million people worldwide. There are about 2.5 per 100,000 new cases that develop per year. ...Read more

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Is MS hereditary?

Is MS hereditary?

Yes..but low ..: Even in identical twins, the incidence is only 20-35%, thus environmental factors (infections such as epstein virus, geography, vitamin d deficiency? +others factors, unknown) play more important role than genetic in development of ms..There is still much ongoing research in this area and hopefully will shed more light in the years ahead. It is a difficult one if you have ms, best of luck to you. ...Read more

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What is benign ms?

Benign MS: About 15% of people with MS have only 1-2 attacks of neurological deficit, otherwise, they have an entirely normal life. This is the case even if they are not treated for MS. It would be nice to know how to predict who will have such a clinical course. ...Read more

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How is MS diagnosed?

How is MS diagnosed?

Process: History and physical exam suggests the diagnosis. MRI films demonstrating old and new lesions together, scattered about the brain white matter, can be confirmatory, and lesions in both brain and spinal cord can clinch the diagnosis. Spinal fluid often useful if the films are ambiguous, and blood studies are obtained to exclude other disorders which may mimic MS. ...Read more

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What is advanced ms?

See below: This discription likely reflects progressive stage disease with an accumulation of neurological disability. ...Read more

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What are some signs of ms?

What are some signs of ms?

MS: The MS patient , more frequently present with blurred vision, one extremity , or both difficult, loss equilibrium, poor concentration, anxious, imbalance , difficult to sleep, numbness one side or bilateral. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of ms?

What is the meaning of ms?

Multiple Sclerosis: For doctors, ms usually means multiple sclerosis, a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, resulting in loss of muscle control, vision, balance, and sensation (results in numbness or paresthesia). With multiple sclerosis, the nerves of the brain and spinal cord are damaged by one's own immune system, so ms is called an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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What is relapse remitting ms?

What is relapse remitting ms?

RRMS: Relapsing-remitting MS is the most common form of MS. In this, there are episodic "attacks" or relapses of symptoms interfering with neurological function. These could affect vision, movement, sensation, speaking, coordination, bowel or bladder function, etc. Normally these attacks last 2-3 days. They often are treatable and the symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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What helps with MS relapsing?

Strategies: You first should prevent relapses by use of potent medication such as Gilenya or Tysabri (natalizumab). If you do have a relapse, should use steroids or ACTH. Vitamin D supplements do help, and a low fat, low salt diet may be considered. ...Read more