This list continues on from part one of MS Symptoms
- Cognitive issues are also on the list of MS symptoms. These problems with memory and thinking can affect people with MS, but the majority of people will only be affected mildly. There are lots of tips that can help with these symptoms, and neuropsychologists can also help you cope with them.
- Depression, stress and anxiety are common MS symptoms. Talking therapies, self-help techniques and sometimes medications can all help people adjust to these changes in mood and overcome them. The emotional effects of MS are often not properly diagnosed, but there are ways to manage them with the right help.
- Approximately one third of people with MS have pain at some point. This changes from person to person and during different time periods, although medications and other therapies can help you deal with it.
- Stiff muscles and spasms are common MS symptoms, and are often referred to as ‘spasticity’. They can be triggered by various things and they can create difficulties in doing daily activities. Physiotherapy and drug treatments can alleviate spasticity.
- Changes in speech due to MS tend to be mild for most people. Such changes appear and disappear during the day, and can last just a few minutes at a time. This can be a symptom that presents itself during a relapse.
- 30 to 40 per cent of people with MS have problems swallowing at some time, although some people are hardly aware of them because the changes are so small.
- Up to 75 per cent of people count tremors as one of the MS symptoms they experience at some stage of their illness.
- A tremor is a rhythmic, shaking or trembling movement that cannot be controlled.
MS symptoms are very variable and no two people have the same experience of the disease. But many have found relief through CCSVI treatment, a procedure that is like a balloon angioplasty but for the veins. Paolo Zamboni has researched venous abnormalities and MS and has found links between the two conditions. We have treated over 350 patients for CCSVI and all have reported improvements in their MS symptoms and overall quality of life. To discover if you could be a candidate for CCSVI treatment at Angeles Health in Mexico, please contact us using the form on the right.