Monday, May 11, 2009

Why are most cases of MS so Difficult to Diagnose?

Progression of MS or Stages of MS

Most cases of Multiple Sclerosis start out very mild with symptoms that tend to come and go for over a period of 2 to 5 years before the MS symptoms become severe enough or consistent enough that the person whose body is under attack by Multiple Schlerosis realizes that something more drastic or more serious than a mild cold or a short-lived flu virus is going on that is tearing down their health and making them sicker, more often than other people that are around them.

Part of the reason that this tends to happen this way is that until the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis become severe enough -- such as the symptoms of ms insomnia, ms heat sensitivity, ms incontinence, ms vision problems, and several other of the long list of possible early symptoms that can be associated with many of the cases of MultipleSclerosis these symptoms are not so easy to recognize that they are associated together and caused by the autoimmune disorder called Multiple Sclerosis. It isn't until enough of the broad range symptoms of MultipleSclerosis appear more often on a more consistent basis that a pettern emerges that makes it easier to see that these are not just unassociated health problems that are occurring. 

This is all so puzzling to doctors and patients alike because it is all too easy to mistake the mild MS symptoms initially for other conditions that are not considered chronic or as severe as the majority of Multiple Schlerosis cases can become. Once the mild Multiple Sclerosis symptoms become more noticeable and more regular in their appearance, this is often when the person battling with the mild symptoms of MS actually decides that they had better go to a doctor to help them figure out why they are feeling so exhausted, or just plain sick so much of the time.

Click on the link to read more -- diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis.


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