People with multiple sclerosis are increasingly growing. Many people who do not know what it was multiple sclerosis . Here are some common questions and answers about multiple sclerosis .

What Is Multiple Sclerosis ?

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease, where the immune system that normally targets and destroys foreign substances in the body, such as bacteria, experiencing errors and attacks normal tissue. In the case of multiple sclerosis, the immune system turns against the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).

What Causes Multiple Sclerosis ?

So far , the doctors still do not fully understand the exact cause yet. However, from the data obtained, indicating the

  • genetic
  • environmental
  • and viruses may play a role trigger multiple sclerosis .

In addition , the researchers believe multiple sclerosis can be passed on from parent to child. This risk gets smaller at the first level of kinship level, second to third with multiple sclerosis patients. For example , siblings of people with multiple sclerosis have 2 -5 per cent risk of developing multiple sclerosis .

Another theory, this disease develops because a person is born with a genetic predisposition to react to some environmental agent. Once the agent is exposed to something, triggering an autoimmune reaction.

Some studies also showed that measles virus, herpes, and influenza virus can be associated with multiple sclerosis. But until now , the relationship has not been proven scientifically .

Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Onset multiple sclerosis may be so mild that people do not even notice any symptoms. The most common early symptoms include tingling , numbness , loss of balance , weakness in one or more limbs , and blurred or double vision .

Other symptoms may also accompany . Of which include slurred while speaking , sudden paralysis , decreased coordination , difficulty thinking and processing information . People with this disease are also sensitive to heat followed by disruption , fatigue , changes in perception and thinking and impaired sexual performance .

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