Ask the Experts: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the central nervous system. In this video, Barbara Ficarra, RN, a Sharecare Medical Advisor, reveals some of the top symptoms of the condition, including fatigue and muscle weakness.

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[MUSIC PLAYING] Multiple sclerosis is a disease
of the central nervous system. It occurs when the coating on nerve cells is damaged. This means, for example, that nerve impulses
to wiggle your toes or flex your arms may be slowed or blocked, leading to problems with movement or coordination.
Early on, symptoms of MS can be vague. Weakness, numbness or tingling in your arm or leg, double or blurry vision, fatigue, dizziness, or tremor
may be' signs of a problem. As with most diseases, the earlier you get treatment, the more likely you are to keep the disease
from progressing rapidly. Many people with MS have what's called relapsing remitting disease. This is when it gets worse for a period of time
and then symptoms ease off. At some point, though, symptoms may become chronic and continue to get worse over time.

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