On World Multiple Sclerosis Day, let us talk and learn about this neurological disorder to help ease the pain of people suffering from the same.
May 30 is observed as the World Multiple Sclerosis DayAccording to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, about 2.3 million people worldwide suffer from multiple sclerosisSo far, there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, however the treatments can help ease the symptoms
New Delhi: May 30 is observed as World Multiple Sclerosis Day every year. This day aims at informing and educating people about this chronic disease to help people with this condition coexist happily and peacefully in the world. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, about 2.3 million people worldwide suffer from multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is a neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system (CNS). Clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), Relapse-remitting MS (RRMS), Primary progressive MS (PPMS), and Secondary progressive MS (SPMS) are the types of multiple sclerosis.
Multiple sclerosis – Symptoms, causes, and risk factors
The common symptoms of multiple sclerosis are as follows:
A feeling of tingling or numbness in parts of the body
Vertigo and dizziness
Reduced libido, or sex drive
Spasms and pain in muscles
There common cause and risk factors that may contribute to the development of multiple sclerosis are as follows:
Contraction of infections such as mononucleosis, Epstein Barr virus, and mycoplasma pneumonia.
Smokers are at a higher risk of developing MS as compared to non-smokers.
Genetics may also be a risk factor.
Deficiency of vitamins such as vitamin B12 or D deficiency.