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Complete Guide to Multiple Sclerosis

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, often disabling GUIDE disease that attacks the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve. Africa 0.3 250,000 America 8.3 to Eastern Mediterranean 350,000 14.9 Europe 80 South East Asia Diagnosis in United States Life expectancy for people without multiple sclerosis is nearly the same as for those with the condition. Western Pacific % of MS patients with symptoms of the condition Fatigue Cognitive Dysfunction Double Vision 80% 50% Vertigo 50% 21% 25-40% 6% Slurred Speech Hearing Loss Seizures 3% 80% Bladder Dysfunction 46% Loss of Coordination 9% Trembling Hands 50% Sexual Dysfunction Numbness or Tingling 63-72% Weak or Heavy arms or legs Pain 46% 55% MS facts 2x 80% Identical twins do not of patients survive 20+ years after onset more likely to affect always both have MS women than men A doctor may ask you to consider taking Disease-Modifying Drugs 1 Can I deal with the side effects? to ask 2 Can I live with the possible risks of not taking the medication? questions 3 How will it affect my quality of life in the short and long term? 4 Will I be able to afford these medications? 5 How difficult will it be to change my decision? HealthCentral Source: by. c.robles Prevalence of MS per 100,000 population

Complete Guide to Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple sclerosis is often misunderstood, and for many people, the very name suggests things like permanent disability and a future in wheelchairs. The truth is that MS is a manageable disease. Check...





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