Multiple sclerosis is one of the more common ailments that is responsible for causing a healthy body to experience untimely breakdowns. It is a progressive immune mediated disorder and it only worsens over the course of time. There are hundreds of thousands of people in the United States alone who suffer from it. One of the reasons why there are so many sufferers is because there are a wide range of symptoms that fall by the wayside.
One of the benign symptoms that we tend to forget about are vision related problems. This is not an issue that is commonly associated with MS but it should be. Some patients may experience double vision and other patients may experience blurred vision. Numbness is experienced by those who have multiple sclerosis as well because of the effect that this disorder has on the entire nervous system.
This numbness takes place in the facial region more often than not but it can happen anywhere in the body because of the nervous system’s inability to process what is taking place. Muscle weakness is another symptom that is often chalked up to other problems that may or may not be affecting the patient but this is another hallmark of multiple sclerosis.
Dizzy spells that last for significant lengths of time are attributable to MS. Some of these dizzy spells may last for a few months. Other dizzy spells could last for several days at a time. They could also be linked to the vision related issues that have already been discussed above. Issues that are associated with the bladder and bowel must also be considered a part of the evaluation process.
Those symptoms are not as common as the ones that were listed. A medical professional will let you know that there are patients who experience MS that do suffer from such problems, though. Cognitive fatigue is the last symptom that we must remain on the lookout for. A sizable number of MS patients experience this symptom and it is one that should not be ignored under any circumstances.
There are other symptoms that may crop up and in order to avoid the issues that are associated with a more severe diagnosis, you should be heading to the doctor’s office immediately. If you would like to learn more about this disorder and its effects, the video below provides valuable insight. Please share this story today so that you can potentially save a life!