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  • Writer's pictureMegan Mwangi

What to know about Multiple Sclerosis.

March is recognized as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month. MS is a chronic, progressive autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. It is estimated that over 2.3 million people worldwide are living with MS.

Here are some key things to know about MS:

  1. Symptoms: MS can cause a wide range of symptoms, including fatigue, muscle weakness, difficulty with coordination and balance, numbness or tingling in the limbs, vision problems, and cognitive difficulties.

  2. Types: There are several different types of MS, including relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), secondary-progressive MS (SPMS), primary-progressive MS (PPMS), and progressive-relapsing MS (PRMS).

  3. Diagnosis: There is no single test to diagnose MS. A healthcare provider will typically use a combination of methods, including medical history, physical exam, MRI, and other tests to make a diagnosis.

  4. Treatment: There is no cure for MS, but there are several treatments available that can help manage symptoms, slow the progression of the disease, and improve quality of life. Treatment options may include medication, physical therapy, and lifestyle modifications.

  5. Prognosis: The course of MS varies widely from person to person. While some individuals may experience mild symptoms that do not significantly impact their daily lives, others may experience more severe symptoms that require ongoing medical management and support.

  6. Importance of support: MS can be a challenging disease to manage, and individuals with MS may benefit from support from healthcare providers, family members, and community resources. Support groups and other resources are available to help individuals with MS connect with others who are also living with the disease.

At Complete Care, we are here to help and support all patients no matter what disorder they are dealing with. We can be part of your medical team that helps you manage any ailment that you be dealing with. Give us a call 641-541-4040.

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