Multiple sclerosis is an immune-mediated disorder that’s known to affect more than 2.3 million people all over the world. Though it is twice as likely to affect a female as it is a male, it has the potential to emerge out of nowhere for no specific reason. The global scientific community is still largely unaware of what causes MS, despite intensive research since the disease was first discovered more than 150 years ago.
In those who suffer from MS, their immune systems mistakenly start to attack healthy parts of the body that are of critical importance for survival. Ultimately, the disease can least to the destruction of the protective covering of the body’s nerve cells, leading to diminished function of the spinal cord and brain. Those with a family history of MS are also considerably more likely to develop the disease.
As with most medical conditions, early detection is of paramount importance in the treatment of MS. Which is why it’s good to be aware of the possible early signs and symptoms of the disease. What follows is a brief overview of 12 Symptoms That Could Indicate MS:
#1 Vision Problems
One of the most common early warning signs of MS is that of changes or deterioration of vision. It could be a reduction of vision, loss of vision, double-vision or blurred vision, which can occur when the disease attacks and damages the optic nerves. Of course, there are thousands of other potential causes of vision problems, which in all instances should be investigated as soon as the problem is detected.