Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, also known as encephalomyelitis disseminata, is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Neurology
  • Symptoms:  Bladder overactivity, bowel (constipation, bowel incontinence), cognition problems (anxiety, depression, limited critical thinking, learning, and planning), fatigue, hearing impairment or loss, mobility problems (dizziness – vertigo, lightheadedness, coordination issues, tremor), muscle problems (spasms, stiffness, and/or weakness), numbness and/or tingling, pain (stabbing pains in the face, feeling of burning, pins and needles, hugging or squeezing in the trunk and limbs), sexual problems (erectile dysfunction, ejaculation issues, decrease in vaginal lubrication and sensation), speech and/or swallowing difficulties, sensation problems, vision problems (double vision, blindness in one eye) Note: symptoms may not present all at once, may come and go, and range from mild to severe.
  • Usual onset:  Age 20–50
  • Duration:  Long term
  • Causes:  Unknown
  • Diagnostic method:  Based on symptoms and medical tests
  • Treatment:  Medications, physical therapy
  • Frequency:  2 million (2015)
  • Deaths:  18,900 (2015)
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo