Multiple sclerosis is not a persistent disease it is more of attacks that comes and goes and it leaves residual, often permanent, and scary symptoms. Around eighty percent of the patients starts with relapsing-remitting (RR) Multiple Sclerosis, this is the most common type of MS. The individuals often experience a series of attacks which might be followed by the disappearance of the symptoms. They might not have any symptom until another attack occurs (the next attack might happen after a few days or after several years).
Those who experienced relapsing-remitting can then enter a phase called as secondary-progressive and might get more disability. About fifty percent of the first phase patients usually will enter the second phase within ten years.Progressive-Relapsing (PR) MS is a type of multiple sclerosis where the patient experiences a steady decline in abilities, however the attacks will not be frequent.
Generally during an attack, the individual will experience a deterioration of physical abilities. These attacks might range between 24 hours to a couple of weeks.
Multiple sclerosis symptoms:
The symptoms of multiple sclerosis are visual disturbances which may be the 1st symptoms of MS, but the disturbances usually subside. The other signs of visual disturbances include red to orange distortions in the eyes, blurred vision, and red to gray distortions or monocular visual loss. The other visual symptoms include optic nerve inflammation which is also known as the optic neuritis in ms this optic neuritis is normally accompanied by the preceding eye pain. Limb weakness is also a symptom of multiple sclerosis the limb weakness may without or with difficulties with the balance and coordination in the early stages.
Numbness, fatigue, prickling pain and muscle spasms are other common symptoms. Other symptoms include speech impediment, dizziness, tremors, and loss of sensation. The cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown but along the years scientists have researched on the human disorders and the genetics and the immune systems.
Multiple Sclerosis Causes:
The scientists explain that immune system can be the cause of the multiple sclerosis. If the immune system cannot protect the body and cannot provide immunity then multiple sclerosis can occur. Another cause can also be deduced that multiple sclerosis can be caused by different viruses.
Multiple Sclerosis Conventional Treatments:
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease and the cure of this disease is still unknown, this is disease always attack the central nervous system. As there is no known cure there are some disease modifying treatments the six drugs which can modify are interferon beta-2b, interferon beta-1a, mitoxantrone, glatiramer acetate, fingolimod and natalizumab. These drugs are approves by different health agencies such as the Japanese PMDA, European medicines agency the EMEA and the U.S. Food and drug administration FDA. These are the symptoms, causes and the treatment of multiple sclerosis.