World Multiple Sclerosis Day
World Multiple Sclerosis Day is observed every year on the last Wednesday of May, worldwide. This year, it is being celebrated on 25th of May with the aim to create public awareness on Multiple Sclerosis and to make life less difficult for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The theme for 2016 World MS Day is ‘Independence’. This theme will explore how people with MS can be independent, acknowledging that independence can mean different things to different people. It focuses on access not only to diagnosis, treatment and support but also to travel, education and employment for the people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Every year thousands of people are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis worldwide. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease in which the protective sheath that covers the nerves gets destroyed which disrupts the communication between brain and the rest of the body. This leads to difficulty in speech, sight and ability to move.
What is Multiple Sclerosis (MS)?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological disorders and reason of disability in young adults. The cause of MS is yet unknown and as yet there is no cure, though there are treatments available that can help some forms of MS and many things you can do to improve the symptoms. The complications and symptoms of MS can from person to person.
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
The signs and symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis vary from depending on the location of the destroyed nerves which may include:
Although there is no cure for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), symptoms can be managed with early diagnosis and treatment.
In the order of diagnosis, A doctor most likely a neurologist will perform several tests to diagnose MS, including:
· Perform neurological exam by checking impaired nerve function
· Eye exam to evaluate vision and eye diseases
· Spinal tap (lumbar puncture): A test in which a long needle is inserted into patient’s spine to remove a sample of fluid circulating around your brain and spinal cord.
Tips for management of Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
People with multiple sclerosis also may develop:
· Muscle stiffness or spasms
· Paralysis, typically in the legs
· Problems with bladder, bowel or sexual function
· Mental changes, such as forgetfulness or mood swings
Here are some FAQ’s will definitely help to know more about MS.
TO know about guidelines to live with MS, click here
Early intervention and treatment can significantly improve the lives of patients suffering from Multiple sclerosis (MS).