Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). It develops when the immune system ends up attacking the myelin sheath, which is the protective layer surrounding the nerve fibers, causing communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body.
MS causes inflammation, lesions, and scar tissue – depending on where the scarring occurs, some individuals may experience difficulty with muscle control, speech, vision, and balance.
The symptoms and signs of MS often vary between each person. Severity can range from year to year, month to month and, sometimes, daily. However, two of the most common symptoms people face are fatigue and difficulty with mobility, especially walking.
There is currently no cure for MS. Available treatments can speed up recovery from attacks, modify the course of the disease and manage symptoms.
Symptoms and Signs Of MS
The symptoms of MS can vary greatly between patients depending on the location of affected nerve, fibers; however, the most common symptoms individuals face include:
- Weakness and numbness in the limbs on one side of the body
- Tremors, lack of coordination in the limbs and odd neck movements that may feel like electric shocks or sensations
- Blurry vision, double vision, complete or partial vision loss, usually in one eye at a time
- Slurred speech
- Tingling and pain in parts of the body
- Problems with sexual, bladder and bowel functions
How is MS Treated
MS can be treated with oral medications, infusion treatments and more depending on what you are prescribed and advised by your doctor. Canada Online Health gives you access to the prescriptions you need to manage this condition. Head to our website and fill out our Canadian prescriptions online order form to get started today.
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