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Over 10,000 people in Scotland (1 in 500) have MS, the highest prevalence of any country in the world.
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Know the signs and symptoms your doctor will look for in examining you for multiple sclerosis.
By HealthTalk Staff
Medically reviewed by Ed Zimney, MD
Besides the fact that no single test can detect the disease, MS symptoms can mimic those of a number of other conditions, and they can change over time. Symptoms can also vary from person to person — and from day to day in the same person.
Here’s what you should know.
Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
Some early symptoms of MS are:
Other symptoms include:
To diagnose the disease, healthcare providers use a number of tools and tests that often help rule out other possible causes.
Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis: Tools and Tests
Last Updated: 11/15/2011
Source: Everyday Health
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What IS Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurological disorder that affects the central nervous system, (CNS) comprised of the brain and spinal cord. In the CNS, nerve fibers or axons are surrounded by a layer of insulation called myelin. Myelin allows nerve signals to travel properly. CLICK, to Continue Reading