Multiple sclerosis (MS) causes a variety of symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms of MS include:
While MS symptoms are often mild, they can become so severe they impact your ability to walk or talk.
In most cases, MS cycles through active and remission phases. An onset of symptoms occur and may last for a few days or weeks. Then they subside, and the disease goes into remission. As it progresses, the period between MS relapses may shorten until the symptoms are almost always present.
A disease of the nervous system, MS impacts the brain and spinal cord by damaging the myelin sheath, the protection that surrounds your nerve cells. That affects your nervous system’s communication, slowing down and even blocking messages between the brain and body. Over time, MS can cause permanent nerve damage.
Classified as an autoimmune disease, the cause of MS is unknown. Research has indicated specific risk factors, including:
Although MS is a chronic condition and doesn’t have a cure, treatment from Dr. Chawla can help reduce your symptoms, slow disease progression, and improve your recovery rate after an MS flare-up.
Through comprehensive care, he works hand in hand with your primary care physician and other specialists you may see to provide the optimal treatment.
Dr. Chawla improves your symptoms and slows the disease’s natural progression with disease-modification therapies. These innovative medications and treatments can reduce:
There are currently 15 FDA-approved disease-modifying treatments available for MS, including oral medications, injectable therapies, and infused treatments.
If you’re starting to notice the signs of MS, seek out help before permanent damage occurs. Call Loudoun Neurology Associates today to schedule your appointment or book online.
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