Patients of multiple sclerosis may suffer from many neurological symptoms or signs that include changes in sensation- paresthesia, muscle weakness, muscle spasms or difficulty in moving, difficulty with coordination and balance, problems in speech or swallowing, visual problems, fatigue, acute or chronic muscular pain, and bladder and bowel difficulties. Symptoms of depression or unstable mood and cognitive impairment are also common. The most commonly used diagnostic tools are neuroimaging or MRI and analysis of cerebrospinal fluid. MRI of the brain and spine shows areas of demyelination (lesions or plaques). Gadolinium dye is usually administered intravenously as a contrast to highlight active plaques. Testing of cerebrospinal fluid obtained from a lumbar puncture can provide evidence of chronic inflammation of the central nervous system. Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.