Multiple Sclerosis (MS) symptoms
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Symptoms could include:

  • Pain is a general term that describes uncomfortable sensations in the body, ranging from annoying to debilitating. Pain stems from activation of the nervous system and is highly subjective.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Fatigue is a term used to to describe the general overall feeling of tiredness and/or a lack of energy. Other words that are sometimes used in place of fatigue include exhaustion, weariness, and lethargy. According to the National Institutes of He...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pseudobulbar palsy is an inability to control the muscles in the face. It can have a large impact on a person's ability to speak.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Being tired is the familiar aftermath of physical exertion, prolonged labor or lack of sleep. When does being tired become a symptom of a condition? Fatigue, malaise, lassitude, exhaustion are all subtle variations of the same subjective feelings of not having enough energy to meet the demands of one's life.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • A vaginal sling procedure, also called a pubovaginal sling, is a type of surgery that helps women who have urinary incontinence.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Urinary incontinence is a loss of control of the bladder. It can be a reaction to a physical activity, a sudden urge, or dribbling after urination, and may be caused by aging, damage, or a condition.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A tremor is an unintentional and uncontrollable rhythmic movement of one part of your body. A tremor can occur in any part of the body at any time. It is usually the result of a problem in the part of the brain that controls your muscles. Although...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Charley horse is another name for a muscle spasm. Charley horses can occur in virtually any muscle, but they are most common in the legs. These spasms are marked by extremely uncomfortable muscle contractions. The muscles don't relax for several s...
    Source:HLCMS
  • There are many causes of leg pain, some of which are medically serious. Minor discomfort will often disappear within a short time and can be eased or relieved with at-home treatments. Common causes are cramps, injury, and medical conditions. Seek ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Bowel incontinence, also called fecal incontinence, is a loss of bowel control that results in involuntary fecal elimination. Severity can range from an infrequent involuntary passage of small amounts of stool to a total loss of bowel control. Som...
    Source:HLCMS
  • When your muscles contract, become stiff, or spasm involuntarily, it is called spasticity. Spasticity can make it difficult to walk, move, or talk. It can be uncomfortable and painful at times. Spasticity occurs when the nerve impulses that contro...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Clumsiness is indicative of motor coordination problems with daily activities. Awkward, awkwardness, can not control movements, clumsiness syndrome, clumsy. Clumsiness is a common problem in otherwise healthy children with normal intelligence. Mot...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Clumsiness is a common problem in otherwise healthy children with normal intelligence. Motor coordination problems may affect the ability to perform age-appropriate activities, such as dressing and running.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:December 31, 2007
  • Muscle rigidity is an alteration of muscle tone in which the muscles are in an involuntary state of continual tension. Muscle rigidity can be a manifestation of neurological damage (basal ganglia diseases) or a side effect of certain medications.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:October 31, 2007
  • Unsteady gait is a symptom of instability while walking. Problems with walking can be due to disease or injury to the legs, feet, spine, or brain.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Gait (the process of walking) and balance are intricate movements. They rely on proper functioning from several areas of the body. These include the ears, eyes, brain, and muscles. Problems with any of these areas can lead to walking difficulties,...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Unsteady gait is a problem with walking in a coordinated manner maintaining postural control. Unsteady when walking, unstable when walking, unstable gait, instability of gait, disequibrilium when walking, disequilibrium when walking. Unsteady gait...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Balance problems cause dizziness and make you feel as though you are spinning or moving when you are actually standing or sitting still. As a result, you may not feel well and this may interfere with your daily life. Balance issues can lead to fal...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Walking abnormalities are abnormal, uncontrollable walking patterns. They may be inherited or caused by other factors, such as diseases or injuries. Walking abnormalities may affect the muscles, bones, or nerves of the legs. These abnormalities ma...
    Source:HLCMS
  • What is anxiety? Anxiety often manifests itself as an apprehension about daily life. Learn the basics with this overview of the types of anxiety disorders.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Shyness is a feeling of fear or discomfort caused by other people, especially in new situations or among strangers. Shyness is an unpleasant feeling of self-consciousness, a fear of what other people are thinking.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Depersonalization is a feeling of disconnection from one's identity. People feel like they have no control of their own thoughts and actions.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Ademetionine is a form of the amino acid methionine. Low levels of folate or vitamin B12 can cause a drop in ademetionine. It is not found in foods.
    Source:HLCMS
  • There are several types of doctors who can treat depression. Learn the different kinds to ensure you're getting complete care for your depression.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is a treatment in which the patient is exposed to an artificial light source. It is used primarily to treat seasonal affective disorder.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Depression is a mood disorder that can cause extreme and persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness. Depression type largely determines what kind of medical treatment is best.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Guilt is the feeling that you have done something wrong or violated the rules (real or perceived) of a relationship, culture, religion, or state.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Impotence is the inability to hold an erection. As a man ages, testosterone decreases, causing changes in his sexuality. This includes loss of libido and impotence, which can result in the inability to gain or hold an erection. Certain medical con...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Statistics regarding impotence and erectile dysfunction are sketchy. As cited by Merck in the Merck Manual for Health Care Professionals, at least 10 to 20 million men in the United States alone suffer from erectile dysfunction. Experts believe th...
    Source:HLCMS
  • An estimated 15 to 30 million men are affected by erectile dysfunction and frequent ED can be a sign of a bigger medical problem that needs attention.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pain, though unpleasant, is your body's warning system. The tingling, tightness, or stiffness indicates that overworked or damaged muscles and nerves need attention. Prolonged pain-lasting three months or longer-is considered chronic. Chronic pain...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Marijuana, or cannabis, has played a role in medical treatment for thousands of years. Many U.S. states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Weakness is the feeling of body fatigue (tiredness). A person experiencing weakness may not be able to move that part of their body properly or they may experience tremors (uncontrollable movement or twitches) in the area of weakness. Some people ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • A fall is an accident that occurs when someone loses his or her balance, trips, or slips and makes contact with the ground or another surface.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Dizziness is the feeling of lightheadedness when you feel you might faint. It's also the false sensation of movement and spinning, called vertigo. Most of the causes of dizziness are not serious. It can often be managed with treatment. But it may ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Motion sickness is a sensation of wooziness that usually occurs when someone is traveling by car, boat, plane, or train. It can cause an upset stomach, nausea, cold sweats, dizziness, and headache.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Everyone occasionally experiences forgetfulness. Mild memory loss tends to increase with age and is generally no cause for concern. However, there is a difference between mild memory loss due to normal aging and progressive or extreme memory loss ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Amnesia is a partial or total loss of memory.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Choking occurs when an object, food, or liquid becomes lodged in the throat. Emergency signs of choking include the inability to speak, cough, or breathe. Lips may start to turn blue from lack of oxygen.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Aphasia is a communication disorder that affects the brain's ability to use and understand language. Aphasia can interfere with your use of verbal and/or written communication.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Damage to or dysfunction in the nervous system, injuries, and nutritional deficiencies can cause burning sensations. Treatments are helpful in controlling pain.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An abnormal sensation is often a signal that there something affecting a nerve or the nervous system. These sensations are often difficult to describe and are subjective, that is, experienced by the patient but may be difficult for the provider to diagnose and treat.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • An overactive bladder causes the bladder to contract involuntarily and unpredictably
    Source:HLCMS
  • Frequent urination describes the need to urinate more often than you usually do. There is no clear definition of frequent. However, you may have frequent urination issues if the need to urinate creates challenges in your life, or if you develop a ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Eye pain, or ophthalmalgia, is a common form of discomfort that can occur inside the eye or on the surface of the eye. It is rarely a result of a serious condition, and usually resolves on its own without treatment.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Face pain is pain felt in any part of the face, including the mouth and eyes. Although it is normally caused by an injury or headache, facial pain may also be caused by a serious medical condition. Most causes of facial pain are harmless. However,...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Memory change, or memory loss, is partial or complete loss of memory caused by a physical or psychological condition.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pain is an unpleasant sensation triggered in the nervous system that can range from mild discomfort to unbearable agony. Pain receptors located throughout the body send electrical impulses via the spinal cord to the brain.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Arm pain is an unpleasant sensation ranging from mild discomfort to unbearable agony in either or both upper extremities of the body. The pain sensation can be due to actual injury, tissue damage or noxious stimulation of nerve fibers. Upper extre...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Muscle atrophy is when muscles waste away. The main reason for muscle wasting is a lack of physical activity. This can happen when a disease or injury makes it difficult or impossible for you to move an arm or leg. You may have muscle loss if one ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Uncontrollable movement refers to involuntary motions in an individual. They may also be referred to as involuntary body movements. You can experience these movements in almost any part of the body, including the neck, face, and limbs. There are a...
    Source:HLCMS
  • When a condition or disorder temporarily or permanently interferes with the normal sense of sight, this is called a visual disturbance.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sensations are carried from the extremities of the body to the brain via neurons in the spinal cord. If the blood supply to the nerves is decreased, it can produce the feeling that “my hand fell asleep”.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Hand numbness is an abnormal sensation caused by an alteration in sensory nerve function. Numb hands, numbness in hands, hand paresthesias. Sensations are carried from the extremities of the body to the brain via neurons in the spinal cord. If the...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sensations are carried from the extremities of the body to the brain via neurons in the spinal cord. If the blood supply to the nerves is or if the nerve is otherwise damaged or its function affected, it can produce the feeling that “my finger fell asleep”.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Having difficulties with the flow of your urine is called urinary hesitancy or delayed urination. If you have this condition, you may have trouble beginning to urinate or with maintaining the flow. It can occur in anyone at any age, but is most co...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The ability to concentrate is a function of mental status and cognition. Impairment of the ability to concentrate can be a problem of neurologic or psychiatric origin or a combination of behavior and mentation.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:October 31, 2007
  • Unable to concentrate is the inability to maintain attention and focus on a task or being easily distracted.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sensations are carried from the extremities of the body to the brain via neurons in the spinal cord. If the blood supply to the nerves is decreased, it can produce the feeling that “my toe fell asleep”.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Toe numbness is an abnormal sensation caused by an alteration in sensory nerve function in the toes. Numb toes, numbness in toes, numbness of toes, tingling toes, parasthesia of toes. Sensations are carried from the extremities of the body to the ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sensations are carried from the extremities of the body to the brain via neurons in the spinal cord. If the blood supply to the nerves is decreased temporarily, it can produce the feeling that “my leg fell asleep”.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Hazy vision, cloudy vision, blurred vision are all problems with seeing clearly. Any change in your normal vision is cause for concern and is a good reason to call a doctor for an examination.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Hazy vision is a problem that makes it difficult to see clearly. It can be caused by a number of different factors.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Nystagmus is a condition that causes involuntary, rapid movement of one or both eyes. The eye(s) may move from side to side, up and down, or in a circular motion. Nystagmus is often accompanied by vision problems, including blurriness. It is commo...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Impaired taste can refer to the absence of taste or an altered sense, such as a metallic taste in the mouth. Most people experience impaired taste on a temporary and partial basis. Causes of impaired taste range from the common cold to respiratory...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sensations are carried from the extremities of the body to the brain via neurons in the spinal cord. If the blood supply to the nerves is decreased, it can produce the feeling that “my foot fell asleep”.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Aimless movements can be a symptom of a primary or secondary movement disorder, side effect of a medication, psychiatric disturbance or dementia. Aimless or purposeless movement is therefore a significant symptom requiring evaluation by a physician to determine the origin of the problem.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Myoclonus is a sudden muscle spasm. The movement is involuntary and can't be stopped or controlled.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Urge incontinence is a type of urinary incontinence. It occurs when you have a sudden urge to urinate. In urge incontinence, the bladder contracts when it should not, and may cause urine to leak past the sphincter muscles.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Most people do not like extreme heat, but if you have heat intolerance, you might find that it is impossible for you to be comfortable in hot weather. Heat intolerance may also be referred to as sensitivity to heat. When you suffer from heat intol...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Early satiety is a condition marked by feeling full after you have eaten a small amount of food, or before you finish a normal-sized meal. Several serious medical conditions can cause early satiety. These include as cancer, ulcers, and diabetes. S...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Yawning is a mostly involuntary process and is usually triggered by sleepiness or fatigue. It is a very natural response to being tired. Yawning is the involuntary process of opening the mouth and inhaling deeply, filling the lungs with air. Some ...
    Source:HLCMS
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