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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord. In MS, damage to the nerve fibers, and to the protective coating around the nerve fibers, in the central nervous system interferes with the transmission of nerve signals, which causes symptoms.
Symptoms of the disease are unpredictable, vary for each individual and can include things like: vision problems, numbness or tingling in the limbs, fatigue, bladder control problems, sexual function problems, unsteady gait, heat sensitivity, mood changes and memory loss.
Though there is no cure for MS, there are ways to help control the symptoms.
As with any chronic condition, it is important to talk to your doctor about changes in your health. Also, don’t be afraid to talk to your family. Very often, your family will be among your biggest supporters. Keeping others informed of any changes in your condition or new symptoms will ensure you get the help you need.
At Edward-Elmhurst Health, we're here to help you find the right combination of conventional treatments and new, state-of-the art options to help relieve your symptoms and slow the progression of multiple sclerosis. Learn more.
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