Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms and Diagnosis


Understanding Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex disease that's both difficult to understand and to live with. If you want answers, you'll find them on the Web. The nation's top MS research foundations, clinics, support networks, and health sites provide extensive information on the background of the disease, treatment options, coping, research, and much more. Use this guide to increase your understanding of MS, and become proactive in caring for yourself or your loved one.

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central nervous system that, according to the Mayo Clinic ... read more »

Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms and Diagnosis

The signs and symptoms of MS vary wildly, not only from individual to individual, but from day to day. According to a primer on disabilities from Arizona State University, multiple sclerosis can have a person feeling great one day and horrible the next, with no warning or explanation. The disease is often characterized by weakness, numbness, and difficulty moving. In this section we'll direct you to sites that describe the symptoms of MS in more detail, and explain the tests doctors perform to diagnose it.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • The list of symptoms that someone with MS might display is extremely long. Before jumping to conclusions about your condition, consult your doctor for an expert diagnosis.
  • You'll often see the symptoms of MS separated into two categories: early and advanced. The "early" symptoms are those that characterize the onset of the disease, and the "advanced" symptoms are its mature effects. Be aware of this distinction in your research.

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MS Treatment and Management

Unfortunately MS is a progressive, chronic disease, meaning it gets worse over time, and there are ... read more »

Living with MS

Multiple sclerosis patients can live long lives, but the degenerative nature of the disease and its ... read more »

MS and Children

MS can be a difficult issue for children to wrangle with. Whether it's a loved one, friend, family ... read more »

Caring for Someone with MS

When a person suffering from multiple sclerosis becomes dependent upon another for care, it's not ... read more »

Multiple Sclerosis Support

Connecting with others who've experienced life with MS is a valuable way to learn about overcoming ... read more »

MS News and Research

Ongoing research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of MS makes for a constant stream of ... read more »

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