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Multiple sclerosis or MS is an autoimmune disorder in which brain and spinal cord nerve cells become demyelinated. This damage results in symptoms that may include numbness, weakness, vertigo, paralysis, and involuntary muscle contractions. Different forms of MS can follow variable courses from relatively benign to life-threatening. MS is treated with disease-modifying therapies. Some MS symptoms can be treated with medications.

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      Dizziness Article
      • Dizziness facts
      • Introduction to dizziness (feeling dizzy)
      • What are some common causes of dizziness?
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      • Postural or orthostatic hypotension
      • High blood pressure
      • Diabetes
      • Endocrine diseases
      • Hyperventilation
      • Heart conditions
      • Vasovagal syncope
      • Dizziness and vertigo
      • What are the symptoms experienced when a person feels dizzy?
      • When should I call the doctor for dizziness?
      • How is dizziness diagnosed?
      • How is vertigo diagnosed?
      • How is dizziness treated?
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      Urinary Retention Article
      • Urinary retention facts*
      • What is urinary retention?
      • What is the urinary tract and how does it work?
      • What causes urinary retention?
      • How common is urinary retention?
      • What are the symptoms of urinary retention?
      • When to Seek Medical Care
      • How is urinary retention diagnosed?
      • How is urinary retention treated?
      • What are the complications of urinary retention and its treatments?
      • How can urinary retention be prevented?
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