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2021-05-27

What are the 4 types of MS?

What are the 4 types of MS?

Four disease courses have been identified in multiple sclerosis: clinically isolated syndrome (CIS), relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), primary progressive MS (PPMS), and secondary progressive MS (SPMS).

How long can you live with MS without treatment?

The study found that people with MS lived to be 75.9 years old, on average, compared to 83.4 years old for those without.

What is aggressive MS?

Two studies, reported since the conclusion of the workshop, defined aggressive MS as reaching an EDSS ⩾6.0 within 10 years of disease onset.

What is the most aggressive treatment for MS?

Aggressive MS is not well defined, but can be described as highly active disease that causes early and rapid progression of disability. One treatment with potential in aggressive MS and progressive MS is autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT).

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How bad is my MS?

If MS reaches an advanced stage, a person may experience a loss of mobility and other life-altering symptoms. They may no longer be able to speak, write, or walk, and they may need dedicated care to meet their needs. MS is not a fatal condition, except in the very rare cases when it progresses rapidly.

How do I know if my MS is progressing?

A majority of people with MS have some form of bladder dysfunction, including frequent urination (especially at night) or incontinence (inability to “hold it in”). Others have constipation or lose control of their bowels. If these symptoms become frequent, that’s a sign your MS has progressed.

What triggers an MS attack?

What causes exacerbations? Exacerbations (relapses) are caused by inflammation in the central nervous system (CNS). The inflammation damages the myelin, slowing or disrupting the transmission of nerve impulses and causing the symptoms of MS.

Are multiple sclerosis symptoms constant?

The symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) can differ from person to person. They may be mild or they may be debilitating. Symptoms may be constant or they may come and go.

Can MS lesions go away?

Will MS brain lesions go away? In addition to slowing the growth of lesions, it might be possible to one day heal them. Scientists are working to develop myelin repair strategies, or remyelination therapies, that might help regrow myelin.

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Can I still have MS if my MRI is normal?

MS can be present even with a normal MRI and spinal fluid test although it’s uncommon to have a completely normal MRI. Sometimes the MRI of the brain may be normal, but the MRI of the spinal cord may be abnormal and consistent with MS, so this also needs to be considered.