Multiple sclerosis is a problem identified by areas of damages on the brain and spinal cord. Troubles with muscle control are common in people with multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is connected with vision problems, such as blurred or double vision or partial or full vision loss. Infections that cause fever can make the symptoms worse. There are a number of forms of multiple sclerosis: relapsing-remitting MS, secondary progressive MS, primary progressive MS, and progressive relapsing MS. After about 10 years, relapsing-remitting MS usually becomes another type of the disorder called secondary progressive MS. Primary progressive MS normally begins later on than the other forms, around age 40. In MS, the immune system attacks the myelin sheath, the fat that surrounds and protects nerve fibers, along with the nerve fibers themselves. When any part of the myelin sheath or nerve fiber is damaged or ruined, nerve impulses traveling to and from the brain and spinal cord are interrupted or distorted, triggering a variety of symptoms. In some cases the myelin can repair itself and the MS symptoms disappear after the immune attack. Symptoms of MS vary relying on the location of the lesions in the brain and spinal cord. Healthcare for Veterans with MS, whether or not their health problem was service-connected, can include disease customizing therapies, other medications, occupational and physical therapy, and other health and wellness treatment services and clinical tools. Ordinary life expectancy is slightly decreased for people with MS. MS is one of the most common root causes of special needs in younger adults. The symptoms of MS vary extensively from person to person and can impact any part of the body. Depending on the type of MS you have, your symptoms might come and go in stages or get progressively worse gradually. If they think you might have MS, you'll be referred to a specialist in conditions of the nervous system, who might suggest tests such as an MRI check to inspect for features of MS. Find out more about diagnosing MS.
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