Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).
In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between your brain and the rest of your body. Eventually, the disease can cause the nerves themselves to deteriorate or become permanently damaged.
Early MS symptoms include
d) Blurred vision.
Other signs are
a) Muscle stiffness,
b) Thinking problems
c) Urinary problems.
There are no specific tests for MS. Instead, a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis often relies on ruling out other conditions that might produce similar signs and symptoms, known as a differential diagnosis.
- Medical history
- Physical examination
Your doctor may then recommend:
- Blood tests, to help rule out other diseases with symptoms similar to MS.
- Lumbar puncture (spinal tap), in which a small sample of fluid is removed from your spinal canal for laboratory analysis
- MRI, which can reveal areas of MS (lesions) on your brain and spinal cord.
- Evoked potential tests, which record the electrical signals produced by your nervous system in response to stimuli.
Consult at Aadil Hospital for medical treatment.