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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?

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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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Should I breastfeed if I have MS?

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According to the AAP there are very few true reasons not to breastfeed. MS is not a reason to not breastfeed and I would encourage it. Most of the medications used to treat MS are too big to cross into breastmilk. You can see if your medications are compatible with breastfeeding at LactMed, a free database on medications and breastmilk.
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I was wondering what are the first signs of ms?

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Subtle problems early on can be very misleading and indeed, can confuse docs. Some common early signs include loss of vision in one eye, weakness in legs or arms, electrical shocks on flexing neck, gait imbalance or incoordination, numbness or tingling, vague persistent fatigue, even confusion or disorientation. MRI's are commonly helpful.
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Dr. Bac X. Nguyen answered:

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 are some signs of MS?

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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.
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Dr. Matt Malkin answered:

Am I going to need a wheelchair because of MS?

Depends

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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.
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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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Dr. Gael Yonnet answered:

can someone have ms and not have any leisons ?

No

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In fact, the McDonald criteria for the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis requires dissemination of lesions both in time and space. Without any lesions, the diagnosis can not be made. So, strickly speaking, the absence of lesions is not compatible with a diagnosis of MS.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick answered:

Are there different "types" of MS?

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The different types of multiple sclerosis follow different patterns of progression. There are four main types of multiple sclerosis, as well as benign and malignant forms of the disease. The main types of multiple sclerosis include relapsing-remitting, primary-progressive, secondary-progressive, and progressive-relapsing.
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