Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis

It is the brain and spinal cord disease which is potentially disable disease. In multiple sclerosis there is a destruction of myelin sheath, the function of myelin sheath is to cover the nerves fiber and provide insulation.


Signs and symptoms include:Multiple sclerosis symptoms and treatment

  • Numbness
  • Weakness in muscles
  • Vision loss
  • Blurry vision
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Slurred speech
  • Tremors

The exact cause of multiple sclerosis is still not known but it may be considered that auto-antibodies form in body which attack the own tissues.


If left untreated it may cause the following complications:

  • Epilepsy
  • Depression
  • Mental changes
  • Sexual problem
  • Problem with bladder
  • Paralysis

After taking history your doctor might recommend the following test:

  • Lumbar puncture to check the presence of any organism
  • Blood tests to check complete blood count and autoantibody
  • MRI to see detailed images brain and spinal cord

There Is no specific treatment available for multiple Sclerosis, following treatment options available to reduce signs and symptoms:

  • Plasmapheresis to separate the plasma from blood
  • Corticosteroids to reduce the inflammation
  • Medications to block the immune system
  • Physical therapy
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