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Multiple Sclerosis Myths and Symptoms

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3 hours
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 1295 reviews

Course Summary

Multiple sclerosis remains something of a mystery, even with the multitudes of medical advancements in the field. It is known that the mechanism of this disease is to attack the myelin surrounding nerve fibers and to disrupt communication between the brain and the body, but the actual cause of this disease is still unknown. Further complicating matters are the wide variety of symptoms and the lack of a specific diagnostic test. Medical researchers and clinicians are optimistic, however, that while there is no cure, treatments to manage symptoms continue to show promise to improve the quality of life for those living with multiple sclerosis. This is the second in a series on multiple sclerosis.

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Course Syllabus

I.            Introduction

II.          Myths And Realities Of Multiple Sclerosis

III.        Physical And Psychosocial Burden Of MS

1.   Optic Neuritis

2.   Cortical Lesions

3.   Epilepsy

4.   Fatigue

5.   Numbness

6.   Weakness

7.   Double Vision

8.   Body, Tingling and Pain

9.   Tremor

10.        Lack of Coordination or Unsteadiness

11.        Speech Disorders

12.        Bowel and Bladder Issues

IV.         Complications Of Multiple Sclerosis

1.   Body Spasms or Stiffness

2.   Paralysis

V.           Summary


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