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What makes you get multiple sclerosis?

What makes you get multiple sclerosis?

Not fully understood: Multiple sclerosis is a very complex disease. There is a large collection of research identifying certain genes (most governing control of the immune system) as both increasing risk and potentially protective against MS (based on studies of populations). Environmental and hormonal factors may also play a role in individuals with a background genetic risk. ...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 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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How to know if you have multiple sclerosis? What are the signs?

How to know if you have multiple sclerosis? What are the signs?

Signs for MS: Some of them are as follows: severe eye pain loss of vison loss of color vison focal numbness and weakness imbalance depression pain. ...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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Could you tell me what symptoms do people with multiple sclerosis exhibit?

Could you tell me what symptoms do people with multiple sclerosis exhibit?

Many : Not unique to present with visual loss in one eye, but could also see early loss of balance, weakness in legs, and peculiar numbness tingling and electrical sensations down the spine. Fatigue and cognitive issues could occur early. Disease is protean and may have numerous variations from person to person. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some reasons a neurologist could misdiagnosis multiple sclerosis?

Please tell me what are some reasons a neurologist could misdiagnosis multiple sclerosis?

Not rare: Many disorders can mimic ms, and in view of confusion, have seen several cases which were frankly challenging. Cadasil, sjogren's, lupus, lyme disease, clippers, neuromyelitis optica, pernicious anemia, syphilis, sarcoidosis, and aids, are just some of the conditions which may create difficulty. This in part, explains why many neurologists refer to ms sub specialists at times. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are neuropsychiatric syndromes associated with multiple sclerosis ?

Could you tell me what are neuropsychiatric syndromes associated with multiple sclerosis ?

VARIABLE: At least 50-65% of ms patients develop cognitive issues, and these include problems with memory, organizational skills, recognition of words and images, but emotional problems might include depression, euphoria, impulse control disorders, fatigue, even sleep disorders, and latter can create additional burdens and conflicts. ...Read more

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I have multiple sclerosis & the symptoms of diabetes are so similar how do I know if i'm a diabetic? My dr. Refers everything to multiple sclerosis.

I have multiple sclerosis & the symptoms of diabetes are so similar how do I know if i'm a diabetic? My dr. Refers everything to multiple sclerosis.

Easy: The test for diabetes is simple - it is just a blood test. It is important not to attribute everything you experience to ms. However, it is possible your doctor has already done some additional testing and has ruled-out diabetes. Many patients are not aware of all the tests that are run when they go to the lab and have blood drawn. Just ask your doctor. ...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 do you diagnose multiple sclerosis?

How do you diagnose multiple sclerosis?

Clinical diagnosis: Although the MRI can help support the diagnosis, and spinal fluid analysis may help, the diagnosis ultimately depends on a physician analysing history and exam findings, and making certain that alternative problems are not the true diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do you consider primary symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

What do you consider primary symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

Classical: Loss of vision unilaterally, loss of balance and coordination, weakness of both legs, or focal arm/leg weakness, electrical shock sensation from neck downwards, unexplained fatigue or cognitive loss, problems with bladder control. All of this varies greatly from patient to patient as NO MS pt is similar to another. ...Read more

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Can you advise me on getting tested for MS (multiple sclerosis)?

Can you advise me on getting tested for MS (multiple sclerosis)?

Stepwise process: First, see an expert neurologist who has many MS pts, and do history and exam. If suspicious issues, MRI of brain, and a few blood tests will be ordered, and if inconclusive, MRI of neck, and/or spinal fluid study might be next. BUT, N.B., discuss with your primary doc value of initiating these complexities first. ...Read more

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Please explain why people getting lichen planus and what is that?

Please explain why people getting lichen planus and what is that?

Auto immune: Know one really knows why lichen planus occurs, but most researchers believe it's an auto immune disease, in which the body doesn't recognize part of itself. ...Read more

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How to know if I have multiple sclerosis?

How to know if I have multiple sclerosis?

??: Why do you inquire about this? A diagnosis of MS typically requires specialized testing performed by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about multiple sclerosis known as ms?

See below: Autoimmune type of attack on brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves in genetically susceptible young individuals, who are exposed to a variety of environmental events. Can lead to profound impairment and disability, but can be controlled and stabilized in most cases with modern potent meds. An expert neurologist who is experienced can work wonders. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am sick from multiple sclerosis?

See neurologist: Do not know your symptoms or prior test results, so cannot guide your pursuit of a diagnostic explanation. Rather, get appt with local neurologist and track down whether you do indeed possess a neurological disorder, such as MS ...Read more

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What symptoms make you think of neurofibromatosis?

What symptoms make you think of neurofibromatosis?

There are 2 froms.: Nf-1 is characterized by tumors on small nerves under the skin. The worst form of this was depicted in a movie called the "elephant man". Tumors on spinal nerves can cause numness and weakness of certain arm or leg muscles. Nf-2 is characterized by brain tumors. The most common form is a tumor on both hearing nerves. Hearing loss, dizzyness, and ringing in the ear are common symptoms of nf-2. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of add/adhd? What are possible treatments that won't make me feel like a zombie?

What are the symptoms of add/adhd? What are possible treatments that won't make me feel like a zombie?

Symptoms include: Short attention span, easy distractibility, problems focusing, 25% have hyperactivity. Meds that do not make people feel like zombies include Provigil, Nuvigil, Amantadine, Imipramine. ...Read more

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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

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