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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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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


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What parts of the body are impacted by multiple sclerosis?

What parts of the body are impacted by multiple sclerosis?

Arms, legs, vision..: Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that damages the central nervous system {the brain, spinal cord, and optic (eye) nerves}. Ms symptoms can be mild, such as numbness in the arms or legs, or can be severe, such as loss of vision. Symptoms can come and go, with the severity and progress of symptoms being hard to predict. Different patients can have different types of symptoms. ...Read more

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How does multiple sclerosis spread to other parts of the body?

How does multiple sclerosis spread to other parts of the body?

See answer: Ms affects the brain and spinal cord, not the nerves outside. The messages from the brain and spinal cord can be affected so the message to the peripheral nerves are affected. ...Read more

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How can multiple sclerosis homeostasis in the human body?

Unclear re question: If you are asking how to stabilize ms, and keep things from getting worse, a little advice: 1. Need potent med 2. Aerobic exercise regularly. 3. Low fat, low salt diet, supplement vitamin d 4. Symptomatic drugs for co-morbidities. 5. Stress management. 6. Join local ms society, and keep updated. ...Read more

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How do brain lesions diagnose multiple sclerosis, Lewy body dementia, etc?

How do brain lesions diagnose multiple sclerosis, Lewy body dementia, etc?

LBD Clinical only: Neurodegenerative, progressive d/o with  milder physical parkinsonism than parkinson's disease typically. (slowed movements, stiff/rigid muscles & posture, possibly resting tremor). But with early dementia, often with associated psychosis (visual hallucinations/delusional thoughts, excessive sleepiness, depression, anxiety, apathy, & rbd=rem behavior d/o, causing acting-out of dreams in rem sleep. ...Read more

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Have multiple sclerosis. Can constant movement makes body tingle and numb?

Yes!: Numbness and tingling is very common symptom of ms, also movement like tremors or other movement can be symptoms--some sensory symptom make you move--so it is unclear which come first. ...Read more

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What to do if I have multiple sclerosis constant movement makes body tingle and numb need help?

?exacerbation/relaps: Sounds like your MS is poorly controlled, and maybe causing a movement disorder. Certainly get symptom treatment, but also make sure that you take a potent medication, such as Tysabri (natalizumab) or Gilenya. Make certain that enough Vitamin D-3 is on board, and that you do NOT have a co-morbidity such as B-12 deficiency. See an MS focused neurologist for more information. ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to a medication which caused pin and needles and nerve pain in my body .Can an allergic reaction cause multiple sclerosis?

I had an allergic reaction to a medication which  caused pin and needles and nerve pain in my body .Can an allergic reaction cause multiple sclerosis?

You didn't and No: 1) Allergic reactions don't cause "pins and needles" or "nerve pain" (whatever that means). They cause rash, itching and swelling. Whatever kind of reaction you had, it wasn't an ALLERGIC reaction. 2) Your symptoms sound nothing like MS. 3) Nobody knows what does cause MS, but "allergic" (or whatever) reactions don't. Whoever discovers the cause of MS will win a Nobel Prize in Medicine. ...Read more

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Had rheumatologist do blood work all of it was negative.. Does Multiple Sclerosis attack your body then go in remission.

Had rheumatologist do blood work all of it was negative.. Does Multiple Sclerosis attack your body then go in remission.

MS WORK UP: Yes, relapsing-remitting MS. In the MS work up, of a younger female patient presenting with vertigo /gait instability/numbness. And on exam there is hyperreflexia. You would want to do a full blood work up evaluate for Lyme disease/CNS SARCOIDOSIS /SJOGRENS SYNDROME. MRI of brain and cervical spine to look for plaques. If necessary a lumbar puncture to check MBP & oligoclonal bands. NEURO CONSULT ...Read more

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Can multiple sclerosis affect both hands at the same time?

Can multiple sclerosis affect both hands at the same time?

Yes: Of course! a lesion in the cervical spinal cord, which is a very common place for ms lesions to develop, can certainly cause symptoms in both hands at the same time. If this is a new symptoms you should inform your neurologist. ...Read more

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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease that interferes with the functioning of the central nervous system and brain. Symptoms include numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred ...Read more