Early Signs of Sclerosis

Have you ever heard about multiple sclerosis? Do, you know about it? It is a seriously disabling disease of the spinal cord and brain that is usually associated with the central nervous system.  

More about sclerosis 

Basically, in sclerosis, the protective sheath that covers the nerve fibre is attacked by the immune system. Eventually, it causes the communication problem between your brain and rest of all the body. Moreover, sometimes this disease causes permanent deterioration and the damage of the nerves.  

What are the signs and symptoms of sclerosis? 

Usually, the signs and symptoms are widely depending on the number of nerves that are affected by the immune system. Moreover, those people who are attacked by sclerosis have lost their ability to walk independently. While there is the other class of signs in which a person faces a long period of remission without showing any symptoms. Besides this, there is no cure for sclerosis however, there are some treatments that accelerated the recovery from attacks, modify the reason for the disease and then manage its symptoms.  

Anyhow some more visible symptoms are listed below; 

Damage of the myelin and the nervous system 

As the symptoms and the signs of sclerosis depend on the person to person, and the location of the affected fibers. 

Movement 

Hence, the visible symptoms are on the movement as;  

  • Weakness and the numbness in any of your limbs simultaneously that sometimes are visible on the one side at a time, on the trunk or the leg 
  • Sensations of the electric shocks that usually occur from the neck movement. Prominently when you bend the neck forward 
  • Lack of coordination, tremor or the unsteady gait 

Vision 

Other common problems that are related to the vision; 

  • Usually, people are suffering from the complete or the partial vision from one eye and often feel the pain while the circulation of the eye 
  • Blurry vision  
  • Double vision prolonged  

In addition to these there are some other symptoms also included in multiple sclerosis that are: 

  • Fatigue 
  • Slurred speech 
  • Pain or tingling in the body parts 
  • Dizziness 
  • Problems with bowel, bladder function, and sexual intercourse  

When to go to a doctor 

So, the answer is simple, if you have felt any of the above-mentioned symptoms then you need to check the doctor. 

The course of the disease  

Most people have the relapsing-remitting course of the disease. Moreover, they experience the new relapses that develop after some days or weeks. Usually; it improves completely or partially after some time. Moreover, these diseases can last for the months or the years depends on the intensity. Besides this, only a few degrees rise in the body temperature could make the case of sclerosis even worse. However, we can’t count them in the disease relapses. Furthermore, about 60 to 70 percent of the people having a relapsing-remitting problem that can make this case of sclerosis even worse. In addition to this, the symptoms get worse with the problems of gait and mobility. The rates of such problems get varied among the nature of the secondary progressive sclerosis. 

Causes  

Now let’s throw light on the causes of multiple sclerosis. It is also considered as the autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks all of its tissues. Moreover, in the cases of sclerosis, the body’s immune system will destroy the coated fatty substance and also protect the nerve fibers in the spinal cord and brain. For more comprehensive details the melanin could be compared with the coated electric wires. Even when the nerve is damaged then the nerve that delivers the message may be blocked or slowed. Scientists are still confused that why only some peoples are prone to MS and not others. However, other considerations are environmental, and genetics that are considered being responsible for this.  

Risk factors  

Following are some risk factors that are high lightly involved in the case of the sclerosis 

  • Usually, people in the age group of 16 to 55 are sensitive to MS 
  • Women are more likely to have MS than men 
  • If your parents or siblings have the MS, then maybe you are also affected by this disease 
  • Different types of viruses like Epstein-Barr are considered being the real reason for MS 

All in all, sclerosis is the disease that needs proper medications and the treatment otherwise it could be fatal for your or your loved one’s life.