Multiple Sclerosis

By: Blayne Childers & Lindsey Wimmer

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, typically progressive disease involving damage to the sheaths of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
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Risk Factors

Multiple Sclerosis most commonly occurs in females that are white and between the ages of 15-60. MS is reported being more prevalent in temperate climates.
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Main Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

  • Visions Problems
  • Tingling/Numbness
  • Spasms
  • Fatigue/Weakness
  • Balance Problems/Dizziness
  • Bladder/Bowel Problems
  • Cognitive Problems
  • Depression
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Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

When diagnosing a patient that may have Multiple Sclerosis a doctor will perform a series of tests including a neurological exam, an eye exam, and a spinal tap.
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