multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable and long-term disease, which makes it a disturbing prognosis. Even worse, MS is difficult to diagnose, as its symptoms often mimic other common conditions, leading many people to be misdiagnosed with MS. In fact, a study was published in June 2021 in the journal Neurology I found it Early Symptoms of MS They are often missed for up to five years before patients receive a proper diagnosis. To help you know what to look for, there is one symptom that occurs early in central nervous system disease and affects four out of five patients. Read on for the most common early symptoms of MS.
2021 study published in Multiple Sclerosis Journal analyzed more than 200 patients with MS A year after they were diagnosed and found that the most common early symptom was fatigue. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), nearly 80 percent of people have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Suffering from unexplained fatigue early on.
People with MS can experience multiple types of fatigue, such as sleep deprivation due to bladder weakness or nocturnal muscle cramps, or fatigue from having to do more just to complete daily tasks. But the NMSS says that one type of fatigue, referred to as fatigue, is unique to people with MS. This type of fatigue “generally occurs on a daily basis, and may occur early in the morning, even after a restful night’s sleep, tends to worsen as the day progresses, tends to be exacerbated by heat and humidity, comes easily and suddenly, in general, fatigue is more severe than normal, and likely to interfere with day-to-day responsibilities,” according to the organization.
The fatigue associated with MS typically occurs when the nerves in the spine deteriorate, resulting in weakness Most noticeable in the legs at first, according to the Centers for Physiotherapy in Africa.
“People often say that Feel heavy in the legs And it’s hard to lift, Gloria HueMD, associate medical director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at the University of Washington Medicine in Seattle, Washington, told WebMD. “This is a very typical description of neurological impairment.”
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Fatigue is not the only symptom that the majority of MS patients experience early on. According to a 2018 study published in the journal TemperatureAbout 60 to 80 percent of people with multiple sclerosis also have a condition Some kind of heat sensitivity Known as the Uhthoff sign or Uhthoff syndrome.
This is a case in which even a slight increase in basal body temperature A quarter of a degree can temporarily worsen a patient’s neurological symptoms, causing MS patients to develop enhanced muscle weakness, visual impairment, cognitive problems, imbalance or even fatigue.
According to NMSS, other Common symptoms of MS They include the MS hug, which is a feeling of pressure around the torso; difficulty walking; numbness or tingling; tetanus muscle cramps; vision problems; Vertigo; Dizziness; bladder weakness; sexual problems; constipation; Loss of bowel control. Pain; eager, eager; Cognitive changes emotional changes and depression. Other symptoms of MS that may occur, but are less common in patients include speech problems, loss of taste, problems swallowing, seizures, breathing problems, and hearing loss.
In the end, the disease can manifest itself in different ways for each person, so if you feel something, you should talk to your doctor. The NMSS warns that “MS symptoms are variable and unpredictable.” “No two people have exactly the same symptoms, and each person’s symptoms can change or fluctuate over time.”