Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects the brain and spinal cord. Early MS symptoms include weakness, tingling, numbness, and blurred vision. Other signs are muscle stiffness, thinking problems, and urinary problems. Treatment can relieve MS symptoms and delay disease progression.

Symptoms & Types

For every person, the disease develops differently. Yet the early warning signs are quite similar. Learn the symptoms, the types of MS, and possible complications.

Symptoms

MS Symptoms

It’s important to recognize the early symptoms of MS, and to understand the later symptoms for management.

Multiple Sclerosis Tremors

Tremors are recognizable symptoms of MS. Here’s what you should know.

MS-Related Fatigue

Fatigue is a big problem if you have MS. Conserve your personal energy with these tips.

MS Hug

“MS Hug” or “MS girdle” are terms to describe a band of pain in the torso that’s associated with multiple sclerosis. Click here to learn how to ease this MS symptom.

Lhermitte’s Sign

Lhermitte’s Sign is often the first symptom of multiple sclerosis that appears. Find out more.

Warning Signs

Multiple Sclerosis: Early Warning Signs

Certain warning signs might mean MS — or they could signal another disease, like stroke.

Vision Problems and Multiple Sclerosis

Vision problems can be the first symptoms of MS. Learn more about these first signs.

Thinking Problems: Early Signs of Multiple Sclerosis

Thinking and memory problems are often early signs of MS. Learn more about these symptoms.

Types

Types of Multiple Sclerosis

Though each person with MS lives with different symptoms, there are some major categories of the disease. They are important because they help predict how people might respond to treatments.

How MS Progresses

The pattern of multiple sclerosis varies from person to person. There is no way to predict how each person’s condition will progress. Learn about the four courses of MS.

MS in Children

Although multiple sclerosis occurs most commonly in adults, it is increasingly being diagnosed in children and teenagers. Find out more.

Schilder’s Disease: Children & Multiple Sclerosis

This rare type of multiple sclerosis usually begins in childhood. Read more about this disease.

Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

Most people who have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) have a type called relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS). It usually develops when you’re in your 20s or 30s.

Progressive Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

If you have progressive relapsing multiple sclerosis (PRMS), your condition will get steadily worse from the very beginning.

Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

A person with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) may first seek medical care because of leg weakness or difficulty walking. Those are the most common symptoms of this type of MS.

Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

People with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) start out with another type of MS — relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

Complications

Multiple Sclerosis Pain

MS pain differs from headache pain, a joint injury, or muscle strain. Learn more about this specific type of pain.

Depression and Multiple Sclerosis

There is high risk of depression if you have MS. Learn the symptoms, and where to get help.

Urinary Incontinence and Multiple Sclerosis

Bladder control problems are common if you have MS.