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Common Symptoms Of MS Every Woman Ignores But Shouldn’t!
Multiple Sclerosis is a dreaded disease with absolutely no cure. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to diagnose as it has a wide array of symptoms. Some people spend several years attempting to get a proper diagnosis. Since MS has multiple symptoms that mimic other diseases, most doctors spend quite a bit of time ruling out other problems before they come to the conclusion that it’s multiple sclerosis.
Some people are “lucky” in the sense that they get an MRI done quickly, which finds the typical lesions on the brain. However, the truth is that not everyone gets these lesions. Getting diagnosed as quickly as possible can help you get treatment that can delay the onset of MS.
Common symptoms of MS are:
- Extreme fatigue
- Vision problems such as loss of vision in one eye, double vision, or blurred vision
- Episodes of confused thinking
- Episodes of slurred speech
- Unsteady or an uneven gait when walking
- Unexplained pain, sometimes widespread, chronic pain
- Sensations of electric shock in the extremities
- Frequent headaches
- Numbness in the hands, legs, or feet
- Tingling sensation in the hands, legs, or feet
- Frequent urinary tract infections
There are several options when it comes to treating MS. Many doctors will treat MS with a wide variety of medications to help alleviate the pain that often comes with MS. You might experience pain anywhere in the body including joint pain, frequent headaches, and eye pain. Doctors will often prescribe muscle relaxants, steroids, anti-seizure medications, and even narcotics to deal with pain.
One of the main problems with these drugs is that they all have side effects and they don’t work for everyone. You would be better off using these drugs as a last resort after you have exhausted all other options.
Let’s take a look at some of the more natural things that can help you handle your MS without resorting to dangerous pharmaceuticals.
1. Cranberry Juice
Many women find that they suffer from frequent bouts with urinary tract infections with MS. Consuming cranberry juice on a regular basis can prevent this from occurring. Cranberry juice contains compounds which prevent bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract. This keeps them suspended in your urine so you can flush them out. If cranberry juice isn’t to your liking, you can consume cranberry supplements.
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