Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is a inflammatory disease in which myelin sheaths around axons of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to loss of myelin and scarring. Almost any neurological symptom can occur, with the disease often progresses to physical and mental difficulties.

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Learning the Facts About MS About 400,000 people in the United States live with multiple sclerosis, yet awareness among the general public is still fairly low. Awareness of MS is important for a number of reasons. Public knowledge of symptoms can lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment, and therefore better outcomes. Additionally, awareness of what MS is and how it impacts individuals and families can lead to more money raised for treatment and cure research, as well as heightened empathy…

Learning the Facts About MS About 400,000 people in the United States live with multiple sclerosis, yet awareness among the general public is still fairly low. Awareness of MS is important for a number of reasons. Public knowledge of symptoms can lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment, and therefore better outcomes. Additionally, awareness of what MS is and how it impacts individuals and families can lead to more money raised for treatment and cure research, as well as heightened empathy…

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Diagnosing MS No single test can diagnose MS. The medical history, neurologic exam and lab tests help physicians rule out other diseases and confirm the MS diagnosis.

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Joan Didion "The writer, who detailed her diagnosis [of MS] in "The White Album," told the New York Times she went blind for six weeks due to the disease."

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Look for the most common symptoms of MS. These symptoms include: Feelings pins and needles, but also numbness, itching, burning, or stabbing...

A real-life account of receiving a diagnosis of MS. Part of a larger series dealing with the impact of MS on everyday life.

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Diagnosing a Disease: Blood Tests for MS Tests that your doctor might recommend to rule out or confirm a diagnosis of MS include: lumbar puncture test blood tests MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) test evoked potential test Part 3 of 8: What Is It? What’s a Spinal Tap?

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Dr. Terry Wahls was given a diagnosis of MS and told she’d have to spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair. After radically transforming her diet, her outlook, and her medical care, she is able to walk and ride a bicycle. Here’s how she defied disease and what you can learn from her …

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