This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Abstract Multiple sclerosis MS is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. The etiology is insufficiently understood. Autoimmune, genetic, viral, and environmental factors have been hypothesized. MS is twice as common in women as in men between the ages of 20 and 50 years. There is no known cure for MS.
Are facial nerve abnormalities a symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS)?
Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms: 10 Early Warning Signs of MS | Griswold
According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, it is estimated that over 2. Several celebrities, such as comedian Richard Pryor and actress Annette Funicello famously battled the disease, while others such as Jack Osbourne, son of rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, and talk show host Montel Williams, are living with MS and have made great strides to raise awareness. Yet, even with all of the exposure, many people may not know, or simply miss, the early signs of multiple sclerosis. The damage from multiple sclerosis is due to the degrading of the myelin coating that covers nerve fibers in the central nervous system. While no two cases of multiple sclerosis are the same, and symptoms can be different depending on the person, the following list are ten of the more common symptoms you should be aware of to detect the disease as early as possible.
Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms: 10 Early Warning Signs of MS
Usage and distribution for commercial purposes requires written permission. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract During the last decades, only a few cases on the association between peripheral demyelinating diseases and multiple sclerosis MS have been reported. We describe the case of a young man who was initially diagnosed with Bell's palsy, and only after performing a brain MRI was the diagnosis of MS made.
It is a disease primarily found in temperate climates, being rare in the tropics and increasing in frequency with distance from the equator. Canada has one of the highest prevalence rates in the world. Three of the most frequent oro-facial symptoms include trigeminal neuralgia, trigeminal sensory neuropathy and facial palsy.