MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS MS
WHAT IS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS)?
Multiple Sclerosis is a health disorder that affects the central nervous system, including the spinal cord and the brain. It is an inflammatory disorder, whereby, the white blood cells that fight infections get into the nervous system and cause some level of injury. MS is a long-term condition that can affect anyone.
WHAT FACTORS CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF MS?
First off, the cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown, since the immune system of the body attacks its own tissues. However, some factors can lead to high risks of MS development in the body. They include the following;
- Gender. Women are more susceptible than men.
- Age. It mostly occurs between fifteen and sixty.
- Race. People from Northern Europe are at a higher risk than others.
- Climate. Temperate climate regions are more susceptible than other areas.
- Various conditions like diabetes or thyroid disease.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS?
The MS symptoms will range from one patient to another, and they include the following;
- Difficulty in walking
- Itchiness and numbness in specific body parts
- Weakness in the body
- Blurred vision, mostly double vision.
- Abnormal urination.
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