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Dr. Andrew Reeves
Board Certified, Neurology
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Hi, I have a new girllfriend who has ms...Are there phisical singnes if the desease will strike? Thx

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

Not until an attack: There isn't anything that reliably sends a signal that an attack is coming. That would make the treatment job a lot easier! ...Read more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
17 years in practice
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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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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
30 years in practice
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What are the best tests for diagnosing MS?

What are the best tests for diagnosing MS?

Diagnosing MS: There is no single test that is proof-positive for diagnosing multiple sclerosis. The medical history, neurological exam, MRI, spinal taps or lumbar punctures and lab analysis make the diagnostic criteria. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
29 years in practice
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What is ms?

What is ms?

Multiple sclerosis: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Eric Bluman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
17 years in practice
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Ms, how to naturally treat it?

Ms,  how to naturally treat it?

Multiple Sclerosis: Is an autoimmune disorder of the nervous system immune cells attack and destroy the fatty sheath of nerve cells. I am unaware of any natural treatments or remedies that have substantially improved patients with this disease. Ask your neurologist for further information. ...Read more

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Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
Board Certified, Family Medicine
3 years in practice
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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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Dr. Olav Jaren
Board Certified, Neurology
13 years in practice
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Doe MS ever present after the age of 65?

Yes but it is rare: It is possible for a person to develop MS for the first time after 65, it has been reported and verified. For some reason this is rare however. Most cases begin between the ages of 20-40. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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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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Dr. Virginia Simnad
Board Certified, Neurology
22 years in practice
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What is relapse remitting ms?

What is relapse remitting ms?

The most common type: This is the most common type (85% of cases), which describes the clinical course of episodes of neurological impairment lasting greater than 24 hours (more typically days to weeks) followed by recovery either fully or left with residual disability. ...Read more

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Dr. Matt Malkin
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
10 years in practice
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Am I going to need a wheelchair because of ms?

Depends: There are multiple types of ms, with different prognosis. There are also many meds available to slow or prevent progression and more being developed. A neurologist can evaluate and treat. Physical therapy and/or pmnr physician can help maximize your abilities if your symptoms necessitate it. ...Read more

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