Alternative Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis (cont.)

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What are the symptoms of MS?

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The specific symptom seen in MS is related to the area of injury in the brain or spinal cord. Examples of symptoms of MS include:

  • a numbness, burning ors tingling feeling, or weakness in certain areas of the body; the weakness might be mild or severe enough to cause paralysis of one side of the body;
  • bladder and bowel symptoms such as incontinence, difficulty in starting to urinate, a strong and/or frequent urge to urinate, even loss of control of the bladder or an inability to empty the bladder;
  • eye problems such as eye discomfort, double vision, uncontrollable eye movements, optic neuritis, and vision loss;
  • difficulty moving the arms or legs, difficulty walking, or problems with coordination and fine motor skills;
  • sexual problems in men and a vaginal dryness (decrease in vaginal lubrication in women);
  • Nerve and brain problems such as dizziness, depression, memory loss, balance problems, poor judgment, and memory loss; and
  • as MS progresses, some patients are left with muscle spasticity, which is an involuntary painful contraction of some muscles.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/27/2015

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