Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Balance

One aspect that multiple sclerosis affects is the ability to balance properly. This may be momentary, or it may be more chronic, with a continued inability to maintain balance.

One test performed by neurologists is to ask the patient to stand still and tip their head back as far as they can. This lets the neurologist determine the patients ability to maintain their balance.

Why Balance Can Be Affected

Balance problems may be the result of direct damage to the 'balance center' of the brain, usually in the cerebellum.

Balance difficulties can also be the result of other multiple sclerosis related problems such as visual disturbances, vertigo, dizziness, loss of sensation, spasticity of the muscles or muscle weakness.

 

Early Symptoms

| Early Symptoms of MS |

Arms and Legs

| Foot Drop | Paralysis | Spasticity | Tremor |

Head and Neck

| Adjustment Disorder | Balance | Brain Fog | Cognitive Problems | Concentration | Depression | Dizziness | Emotions | Euphoria | Language | L'Hermittes Sign | Memory Problems | Mental Problems | Optic Neuritis | Paranoia | Psychosis | Speech Problems | Vertigo | Vision Problems |

Body and Body as a whole

| Bladder | Bowel | Fatigue | Numbness | Pain | Sexual Dysfunction | Uhthoff's Phenomenon |

 

Multiple Sclerosis

In identical twins where one twin develops the disease, the likelihood of the second twin developing Multiple Sclerosis is approx 30%.

Life Expectancy

Life expectancy for people who have multiple sclerosis is growing longer with every passing year, particularly with the advancement of medical science, new drugs and better care and understanding of the disease.... Read More