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What kind of effect does heat have on multiple sclerosis?

What kind of effect does heat have on multiple sclerosis?

Makes it worse: Hot ambient surroundings can bring out symptoms c/w a "pseudo-relapse", and can increase fatigue. Recent information suggests that consistent hot summer weather is associated with more ms lesions seen on mri. Ms patients do better in cooler surroundings, usually. ...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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Can you tell me what kind of pain does multiple sclerosis cause?

Can you tell me what kind of pain does multiple sclerosis cause?

Several : The electrical shock sensations over the neck and upper back associated with lhermitte's, the intense facial pain associated with tic douleureux, the vague aching encountered over trunk or legs, and less common syndromes. But most common is migraine headaches, which occur at frequency of 2-4 times those who do not have ms. ...Read more

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How to tell what type of multiple sclerosis you have?

How to tell what type of multiple sclerosis you have?

See below: 85% of all initial ms diagnoses are for relapsing-remitting forms, but about 10% are primary progressive with slow gradual deterioration without exacerbations or improvement. When the r/r form gets out of control, by 10-20 yrs , there is also a steady progression, secondary progressive ms. A rare form, called progressive relapsing is a mix of both. ...Read more

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What type of pain do you feel if you have multiple sclerosis?

What type of pain do you feel if you have multiple sclerosis?

Actually common: A variety of painful symptoms can occur. Some studies suggest up to 60 % of ms pts can encounter pain. Severe facial pain (tic doloureux), spasms associated with spasticity, vague discomfort in legs, feet, arms, and electrical sensations down the spine are among the symptoms. ...Read more

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Which type of medicine are you taking for your multiple sclerosis?

Which type of medicine are you taking for your multiple sclerosis?

Nonspecific question: Presume you are asking advice. The most potent meds in order are tysabri, (natalizumab) gilenya, tecfidera, rebif, betaseron, aubagio, copaxone, and least potent, avonex. Suggest strongly add vitamin d supplements. ...Read more

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Is there a multiple sclerosis no matter what type of stretches or exercise you do you will not loosen up. Continue to be spastic?

Is there a multiple sclerosis no matter what type of stretches or exercise you do you will not loosen up. Continue to be spastic?

Complex: First, recommend we do a Concierge appointment, as your question cannot be addressed in absence of several important pieces of information. This can be helped but needs better assessment. ...Read more

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Multiple sclerosis (ms) vs type 1 diabetes. Which is more serious?

Apples vrs oranges: Both can cause long-term disability, but i think both can have excellent outcomes if treated expertly, in concert with a conscientious pt. Being a neurologist, cannot comment more on diabetes, but these days, the treatment and understanding of ms is amazing, and with the newer oral meds, most pts will likely have a far better outcome. So, both areas are advancing rapidly, and optimism is real. ...Read more

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Is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis a type of multiple sclerosis (ms)?

Not similar diseases: Als is very different, and is a disease of "mis-folded proteins" like alzheimers and parkinson's, and all of these affect older people. Ms is an autoimmune disease afflicting younger patients who have hereditary susceptibilities and environmental exposures. Ms can be successfully treated and controlled, but ALS does not respond well to current therapies. ...Read more

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Which type of symptoms with the eyes does someone with MS (multiple sclerosis) have?

Which type of symptoms with the eyes does someone with MS (multiple sclerosis) have?

Vision loss pain : Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerves that presents with vision loss, pain with eye movement & "fading vision" when a person gets hot (like in the shower). It is most commonly associated with ms- multiple sclerosis. Ms also causes pars planitis -inflammation in the eye that presents with floaters and/or vision loss. A few of my patients have inflammation in the front of the eye too. ...Read more

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What to do if I have type 1 juvenile diabetes, hypothroidism and multiple sclerosis.?

What to do if I have type 1 juvenile diabetes, hypothroidism and multiple sclerosis.?

See a neurologist: Certain medications to treat MS might not be your best choice, such as macular edema with Gilenya, (fingolimod) thyroid problems with Lemtrada. Your neurologist should be able to sort this out. ...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