Multiple sclerosis symptoms: Immune system problems can trigger PARALYSIS of the legs


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Multiple sclerosis: It’s an autoimmune ailment

The life-long condition affects the brain and spinal cord, and is caused when the exempt system causes nerve fibres to become exposed.

According to the NHS, there are nearly 100,000 people diagnosed with it in the UK.

It usually affects people from their 20s and 30s, but can result at any age in men and women — although it’s two to three times more common in the latter.

Characteristics include fatigue, vision problems, pain, bowel problems, bizarre sensations such as numbness or tinging, and muscle spasms, stiffness and weak point.


Vision problems: It’s a symptom of MS

MS can cause mobility facers making walking and moving around difficult.

Additionally, it can cause mobility facers making walking and moving around difficult.

In some cases it can moving to paralysis, usually of the legs, according to the Mayo Clinic.

There is currently no pickle for MS, but it’s possible to treat some symptoms.

However, a new report has revealed that profuse MS sufferers experience delays in accessing treatment that could put on the brakes its progress.

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Bladder problems: This can trouble some MS sufferers

According to research by Sanofi Genzyme UK, one in four were not to aware there was such treatment to delay onset of disability. 

Conscious as disease modifying treatments (DMT), they can reduce the rate of relapses — or ‘assails’.

In the UK, only 21 per cent of people with MS receive a DMT — one of the lowest paces in Europe.

Emma Matthews, MS Nurse Specialist at Northampton General Dispensary, said: “It is essential that treatments are considered in a timely manner to enhance the likelihood of preventing long-term disability and ultimately to decrease the chance of MS affecting day-to-day quality of life.


Fatigue: Some sufferers experience very tired

“The UK MS community needs to create the right infrastructure to admit for earlier and effective conversations about treatment and disability.”

Healthcare professionals feel the lack of access to neurologists who specialise in MS is the main reason for the delay in DMTs being initiated.

According to the NHS, treatment for MS liking depend on the specific symptoms and disabilities the person has.

This may include using steroid medication for a recidivate, or seeing a physiotherapist to help with stresses and strains on the body’s muscles and collectives that the condition causes.

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