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Hi, i have a new girllfriend who has ms...are there phisical singnes if the desease will strike? Thx

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All cases of MS are different and unique, but in general, if new physical problems emerge, this could signal a relapse or progression. Best to prevent with potent medication, not wait to treat later. Suggest, consider Tysabri, Gilenya, or Tecfidera, and supplement Vitamin D-3 daily. Make sure her neurologist is an experienced MS specialist.
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What is ms?

Multiple sclerosis

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MS is a disease of the brain & spinal cord in which inflammation damages fatty tissue called myelin that surrounds certain nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The "myelin" acts like insulation around an electric wire. When its damaged nerve cells can not send messages to other parts of the nervous system normally. This can result various symptoms, weakness, speech or vision issues, etc
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Who gets MS?

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Typical age range between 30-50, but clearly there are cases in both younger and older adults, as well as in children. Certain populations worldwide have a higher incidence of MS, such as those of northern European heritage, whereas others have very low or non-existent MS such as African and Aborigine. This reflects genetic risk factors coupled with enviromental triggers.
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Dr. Bob Ourian answered:

Ms and tanning?

What about it?

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Perhaps you can state your question more clearly. Healthtap is not a search engine. It's a place for asking questions and receiving answers from doctors. Unfortunately none of us is a mind reader and we cannot guess what a person's intent is when they put a couple of words together and a question mark at the end. A question mark at the end of a phrase doesn't turn the phrase into a question.
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Is MS hereditary?

Yes..but low ..

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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.
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What is benign MS?

Little inflammation

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Maybe 5-10% of MS cases could be termed benign, i.e., lack of relapses, disability, and/or new MRI lesions, even without treatment. However, the label is best confirmed after several yrs, in retrospect. Although we can provide some predictability, things are not usually straight-forwards, and best to be on treatment in almost all cases of MS, even if thought to be benign. Not worth risk.
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Does diet affect MS?

Unlikely

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I am not aware of a link of diet to causation of MS, but many people with MS tend to be constipated, which can be aggravated by dietary factors.
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How is ms diagnosed?

Clinical,MRI

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The diagnosis of MS is still mainly history taking and neurological examination. Advent of MRI has made the diagnosis easier and earlier by showing classical lesions not explained by other pathologies
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What is advanced MS?

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This discription likely reflects progressive stage disease with an accumulation of neurological disability.
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What is pediatric MS?

Ms in 18 or under

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Ms that was present in or diagnosed in a person 18 or under
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