Family Education, Support Important For Those With MS

Symptoms of MSIn the United States, multiple sclerosis is the top neurological disease disabling young adults. MS, as it is more commonly known, is a disease that destructs the covering of the nerve fibers in your brain and spinal cord, the central nervous system.

This can cause the body to react with numerous symptoms such as spasticity, movement disorders, fatigue, bladder and bowl dysfunctions, pain, depression and cognitive difficulties. MS is potentially debilitating, possibly resulting in damage to the nerves themselves, something that is irreversible.

In the early stages of the disease, MS can be difficult to diagnose due to the irregularities of symptoms, which can sometimes disappear for months. Ultimately, MS can affect an individual’s ability to walk and speak clearly.

The cause of MS is unknown but seems to be the result of many factors. It has been acknowledged that MS is the result of an abnormal response from the auto-immune system directed to the myelin, the fatty sheath that surrounds and insulates the nerve fibers, in the central nervous system.

Latinos and MS