Multiple Sclerosis (MS) FAQs (cont.)
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Signs and Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
Symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) that appear depend on which part of the central nervous system is affected and what the job of the damaged nerve is. Symptoms can be mild, moderate, or severe.
Symptoms include the following:
People with MS may have worsening of symptoms after taking a hot shower or bath, or being outside in hot weather for prolonged periods.
Symptoms that appear for days or weeks then disappear may be an early indication of MS.
Symptoms can come and go, appear in various combinations, and be mild to severe at different times.
Times when MS symptoms are active are called attacks or relapses. Times when symptoms are not present are called remissions. Most people with MS have days or weeks of relapses followed by months or years of remissions.
Can Multiple Sclerosis Be Cured?
Multiple Sclerosis cannot be cured, but people with MS can be treated with medications that are preventive, that speed recovery, or that relieve the symptoms.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/22/2016
Fernando Dangond, MD
Neil A Busis, MD
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Carmel Armon, MD, MHS, MSc
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