Doctors for Multiple Sclerosis in Siddharameshwar Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic illness that affects the central nervous system. In people affected with Multiple Sclerosis, the infection affects the myelin sheath that protects the nerve fibers. This results in formation of scar tissue or lesions making it difficult for the brain to send signals. Symptoms are:
• Numbness of feet or legs
• Difficulty balancing
• Muscle weakness
• Muscle spasticity
• Speech disorders
• Cognitive issues
HOW IS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS DIAGNOSED?
A neurology specialist will be able to diagnose the condition with the help of a neurological exam. MRI is the best imaging test for diagnosing the condition. A spinal tap, or lumbar puncture, can help your doctor find abnormalities in your spinal fluid.Doctors use blood tests to eliminate other conditions with similar symptoms.
HOW IS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS TREATED?
There is no current treatment available for multiple sclerosis but many of the symptoms are manageable through medicines like intravenous corticosteroids, which include methylprednisolone. Alongside the doctor would also encourage the patient to take part in various kinds of counseling and physiotherapy sessions that are accompanied with exercises for the brain.
DID YOU KNOW?
The usual life expectancy of the patient is about 30 years from the start of the disease - depending on age and health of the patient.