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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
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of the central nervous system. It occurs when the coating on nerve cells is damaged. This means, for example, that nerve impulses
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to wiggle your toes or flex your arms may be slowed or blocked, leading to problems with movement or coordination.
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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
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may be' signs of a problem. As with most diseases, the earlier you get treatment, the more likely you are to keep the disease
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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
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and then symptoms ease off. At some point, though, symptoms may become chronic and continue to get worse over time.

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