Neurology Partners - Vinod Kapoor MD
Caring for Hudson County Since 1995
Experienced Neurologists
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Multiple Sclerosis

Woman With Multiple Sclerosis — Consultations in Bayonne, NJ
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition affecting the central nervous system. Being diagnosed with MS can be a devastating experience. This is due to the unpredictable nature of the disease itself. There are no definitely known causes, and the symptoms can range widely between mild and manageable to crippling disability. And symptoms can begin with something as simple as blurry vision.

It is generally understood that MS is an autoimmune condition. The body’s defenses attack the myelin sheath that coats and protects the nerves in the central nervous system. Currently, there is no consensus on what triggers this reaction. Because of this, it is impossible to take preventative measures like a vaccine or other procedure.

Patients who suffer from MS often notice muscle weakness in the arms and legs. This can cause balance issues and difficulty with physical activities. However, it can be extreme enough to severely hinder the ability to walk altogether. Patients can also experience sensations of numbness, pain, dizziness, and more. MS can also have an effect on cognition, leading to lack of concentration, memory lapse, and speech issues.

Living with an MS diagnosis can be trying, and you shouldn’t have to go through it alone. The staff and medical professionals at Neurology Partners of Hudson County PA can help you with proper diagnosis, education, and treatment of the condition.