I am Mr Multiple Sclerosis Let me tell You a Bit About Myself
Hi, my name is Multiple Sclerosis. What am l MS? You know me as a chronic disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. I don’t really like that name or title so lets stick with MS for short.
I cause a dilemma in people’s lives with MS and you have to be careful diagnosing me (MS) in the early stages. The reason being is that unfortunately l (MS) are among one of the most difficult diagnoses in medicine to make, at least while l am in the early stages. Early in the course of symptoms, MS can resemble other conditions; moreover, other conditions can resemble MS.
I Affect about 2.5 million people worldwide and a staggering 350,000 in the U.S. alone, I (MS) am not exactly a rare disease. I effect women twice as often as men and l begin early in adulthood with most people l attack are between the ages of 20 and 40.
I (MS) can cause a variety of symptoms, which include:
- Changes in sensation
- Visual problems
- Difficulties with coordination
- Difficulties with speech
Several people who I (MS) affect will lead full and often times even use the “R word” (Rewarding) lives. That isn’t the case for everyone though as often times I can cause people the use of the “D word”, being disability and impaired mobility in cases where my work didn’t go quite as well as planned.
I, Multiple Sclerosis effect neurons, which are the cells of the brain and spinal cords that carry information. I’m quite crafty to choose these locations as they are some of the most important parts of your body, controlling the body, carrying information, and creating thought and perception. Around your neurons you have a layer of fat that helps your neurons carry electrical signals. Sounds weird, but it’s true. My affect on Neurons is the gradual break down of this fat, throughout the brain and spinal cord, which will cause several different symptoms depending on which signals I am able to disrupt.
You might think that I (MS) work alone, but that is incorrect. I result from attacks by your immune system on its self. It’s like a civil war inside of your bodies immune system. Because I happen as a result of this war, I (MS) am called an autoimmune disease. Once again I prefer MS for short. View more on MS on signs and symptoms and diets
Summary of MS
“MS is a potentially debilitating disease, so we need to strive to diagnose and treat it earlier to help halt or slow the damage,” said Barry G. W. Arnason, M.D., professor of neurology at the University of Chicago. “We need the public to be aware of the early symptoms and understand that treatments available today can help slow disease activity and help prevent the appearance of symptoms.”
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